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These are some of the US Far Right groups that have gained notoriety during Donald Trump’s presidency

As Donald Trump departed the White House on Wednesday, attention turned to the far right groups that gained notoriety during his tumultuous term in office. Some viewed this month’s deadly Capitol Hill riots as a tipping point where the white…

thousands set to benefit from drug after NHS approval

Thousands of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are set to benefit from a drug that has been approved for NHS use which could halt the disease before it is too late and irreversible damage is done. It is the first…

Can the Republicans move on from Donald Trump? How ‘Stop the Steal’ supporters became the GOP mainstream

When the FBI last week released a list of those arrested or charged in connection with the Capitol riot, it read in large parts like a roll-call of mainstream America: three school teachers, a high-flying marketing executive, seven police officers,…

Child poverty ‘set to rise’ during this Parliament unless urgent action is taken, says Children’s Commissioner

Child poverty in England will continue to rise during this Parliament unless the Government commits to a bold, broad response to tackle it, according to the Children’s Commissioner. Anne Longfield said that the Covid crisis is creating a child poverty…

Pandemic stalls flexitarian movement as consumers seek out meat-based comfort foods

The UK’s burgeoning flexitarian movement has temporarily slowed as the proportion of adults cutting down on or ditching meat has fallen during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many consumers seeking out familiar comfort foods during 2020 turned to traditional meat-based staples including…

Unilever commits to ensuring all supply-chain workers are paid the living wage by 2030

Unilever has pledged to make sure everyone who directly provides goods and services to the FTSE 100 company earns at least a living wage by 2030.   The maker of Marmite, PG Tips and Pot Noodle said the move is part…

Boris Johnson pledges to end ‘illusion that a degree is the only route to success’ with skills White Paper

The Government has pledged to “put an end to the illusion that a degree is the only route to success and a good job” by setting out reforms to further education and training.  In a long awaited White Paper on “skills for jobs”,…

Storm Christoph hits UK weather as thousands warned of risk of severe flooding

Tens of thousands of people in Northern England are facing the threat of further flooding as Storm Christoph is expected to swamp communities already under massive pressure from the fight against Covid-19.  Families in Greater Manchester were warned that up…

Downing Street signals key workers to be prioritised in next phase of vaccination plans

Downing Street has delivered its strongest signal to date that key workers, such as police officers, teachers and supermarket staff will be prioritised in the second phase of the vaccination programme. No10 backed comments made by the Home Secretary that…

Scotland puts £350m into drug addiction services after record high deaths

Drug addiction services across Scotland will be given more than £250m over the next five years, after the number of people dying across the country soared to record highs. Admitting that the Scottish Government should have addressed the problem earlier,…

Supermarket face mask crackdown risks discriminating against disabled shoppers

Supermarkets could be at risk of discriminating against disabled people by denying entry to customers not wearing a face mask. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to supermarket CEOs warning them they could be breaking the law…

Rishi Sunak has managed the coronavirus crisis wrong ‘time and again’, says Labour

Rishi Sunak has judged the Covid-19 crisis “wrong time and again” by creating “a false choice” between health and the economy, Labour will argue on Thursday in a scathing attack on the Chancellor’s response to the emergency.  The shadow Chancellor, Anneliese Dodds, will accuse him of sharing the…