The Unique Opportunity Brexit Negotiations Present Young People

It’s been just over a year since the referendum where 52% of the UK voted to leave the European Union and many are still left anxious, pessimistic but most of all uninformed about the direction the country is heading. I was recently invited to a private roundtable in Westminster that brought together young people from the UK to find out ...

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Will I See A Rainbow?

So this blog piece will be the hardest one I have ever written. It’s one that I haven’t been brave enough to write so far (due to the fact I don’t want to cry). So deep breath, here we go. I suffered a heart-breaking miscarriage in July 2016. Something I never thought would happen to me. Why would it? I ...

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Yvette Cooper Receives Online Abuse After Railling Against 'Vitriol And Misogyny'

Yvette Cooper has received “predictable” attacks online after giving a speech where she condemned the “vitriolic abuse” dished out online and coming to the defence of the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg.    In a speech to the Fabian Society on Saturday, the former Labour minister said she was “sick to death of the vitriol poured out from all sides towards” at ...

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Reforming Youth Justice: The Taylor Review, Government Response And Next Steps

Last year the Chair of the Youth Justice Board, Charlie Taylor, produced a comprehensive review of the youth justice system in England and Wales with a bank of recommendations for government. The MoJ responded to this review committing to deliver a range of measures which have considerable potential to go on reducing the number of children and young people in ...

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Theresa May Asks For Jeremy Corbyn's Help To Deliver Brexit And More

A wounded Theresa May will appeal for cross-party unity to help deliver Brexit in a speech to mark her first anniversary of becoming Prime Minister. In what is being dubbed a fightback, the Tory leader will on Tuesday call for compromise with Jeremy Corbyn and other political leaders after the snap general election that saw her majority slashed. May will ...

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Lake District awarded Unesco World Heritage status in recognition of its natural beauty

The Lake District has been awarded Unesco World Heritage status, placing it alongside wonders of the world such as the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. The decision was made at a meeting of United Nations cultural body Unesco in Krakow, Poland, where 33 different sites were under consideration. The region was praised by the committee for ...

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UK consumer spending falls to lowest levels in nearly four years

Consumer spending has fallen to its lowest levels in nearly four years as rising living costs and stagnant wages continue to squeeze household incomes, new figures show. June rounded off the worst quarter for spending since the third quarter of 2013, according to Visa’s Consumer Spending Index. Household expenditure was down on the previous year for the second month running ...

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Rural homelessness 'crisis' is being hidden as people sleep in barns and tents, think tank warns

A “hidden crisis” of rural homelessness is going undetected because of a strong stigma and an inadequate strategy to tackle the issue in the countryside, a think tank has warned.  The study, carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), found that many cases of homelessness in rural areas go undetected because people are likely to find alternative ...

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Arrest made over acid attack on aspiring model and cousin in east London

A man has been arrested in connection with an acid attack on an aspiring model and her cousin. John Tomlin was held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent over the alleged attack in Beckton, east London, on 21 June. The 24-year-old handed himself in at a police station and was being held in custody, Scotland Yard said. ​Resham ...

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Camden Market fire: Massive blaze breaks out in popular London hangout

A major fire has broken out at Camden Market in London with flames climbing high into the night sky. Eight fire engines and about 60 forefingers were sent to the area, London Fire Brigade said in a message on Twitter. More follows… Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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