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Government considers plans for minimum staffing requirement during rail strikes

Government considers plans for minimum staffing requirement during rail strikes

Government considers plans for minimum staffing requirement during rail strikes

21 May 2022

Grant Shapps said ministers are looking at drawing up laws which would make industrial action illegal unless a certain number of staff work.


Government ‘determined’ to ensure every child can access personal tutoring

Government ‘determined’ to ensure every child can access personal tutoring

Government ‘determined’ to ensure every child can access personal tutoring

21 May 2022

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said one-on-one teaching could help children who have fallen behind during the pandemic.


Treasury earmarks £500,000 of public cash for focus groups and polls

Treasury earmarks £500,000 of public cash for focus groups and polls

Treasury earmarks £500,000 of public cash for focus groups and polls

21 May 2022

Labour said it is ‘staggering’ the department has green-lit a ‘vanity exercise’ for the Chancellor, but sources insist the research is policy-focused.


Truss and US politicians discuss ‘cast-iron commitment’ to Good Friday Agreement

Truss and US politicians discuss ‘cast-iron commitment’ to Good Friday Agreement

Truss and US politicians discuss ‘cast-iron commitment’ to Good Friday Agreement

21 May 2022

Foreign Secretary says topics of conversation ranged from the peace treaty to ‘the importance of free trade’ and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Johnson congratulates Australian prime minister-elect

Johnson congratulates Australian prime minister-elect

Johnson congratulates Australian prime minister-elect

21 May 2022

The UK Prime Minister issued a statement hailing Britain and Australia’s ‘long history’ and ‘bright future’.


Grenfell Memorial Cup ‘more important’ than winning Baftas – Big Zuu

Grenfell Memorial Cup ‘more important’ than winning Baftas – Big Zuu

Grenfell Memorial Cup ‘more important’ than winning Baftas – Big Zuu

21 May 2022

The rapper spoke with the PA News Agency at the tournament, hosted by Queens Park Rangers.


Cabinet minister meets with top Democrat amid Northern Ireland tensions

Cabinet minister meets with top Democrat amid Northern Ireland tensions

Cabinet minister meets with top Democrat amid Northern Ireland tensions

21 May 2022

The head of the powerful ways and means committee in the US House of Representatives also met with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer on Saturday.


Patel urges MPs to avoid ‘mob rule’ and back new Bill to limit protesters

Patel urges MPs to avoid ‘mob rule’ and back new Bill to limit protesters

Patel urges MPs to avoid ‘mob rule’ and back new Bill to limit protesters

21 May 2022

Interfering with key national infrastructure – such as railways, roads and printing presses – would become a criminal offence.


Football as healing force for bereaved Grenfell families

Football as healing force for bereaved Grenfell families

Football as healing force for bereaved Grenfell families

21 May 2022

QPR are hosting the Grenfell Memorial Cup to remember the blaze’s 72 victims.


Three taken to hospital after stands collapse at Trooping the Colour rehearsal

Three taken to hospital after stands collapse at Trooping the Colour rehearsal

Three taken to hospital after stands collapse at Trooping the Colour rehearsal

21 May 2022

Dozens of people had turned up to watch the event, which is the Major General’s review of the parade set to take place on the Jubilee weekend.


Dorries’ claim that Channel 4 reality show used paid actors ‘unfounded’

Dorries’ claim that Channel 4 reality show used paid actors ‘unfounded’

Dorries’ claim that Channel 4 reality show used paid actors ‘unfounded’

21 May 2022

The production company behind Tower Block Of Commons believes the Culture Secretary’s claims to be unfounded but said it will investigate the matter.


Iain Duncan Smith calls for benefits to be boosted in line with inflation

Iain Duncan Smith calls for benefits to be boosted in line with inflation

Iain Duncan Smith calls for benefits to be boosted in line with inflation

21 May 2022

The former Tory leader said rebates and discretionary funds represent ‘a step in the wrong direction for tackling poverty’.


More HRT swaps allowed as minister says supply issues will ease in June

More HRT swaps allowed as minister says supply issues will ease in June

More HRT swaps allowed as minister says supply issues will ease in June

21 May 2022

Women’s health minister Maria Caulfield said the Government was working closely with manufacturers to address the ongoing shortages.


Pressure on PM to throw light on ‘secret’ meeting over partygate report

Pressure on PM to throw light on ‘secret’ meeting over partygate report

Pressure on PM to throw light on ‘secret’ meeting over partygate report

21 May 2022

The exact nature of the talks between Boris Johnson and senior civil servant Sue Gray remain unclear.


Manchester Arena attack: Bereaved stepfather shocked by mental health aftercare

Manchester Arena attack: Bereaved stepfather shocked by mental health aftercare

Manchester Arena attack: Bereaved stepfather shocked by mental health aftercare

21 May 2022

Dr Stuart Murray, whose stepson Martyn Hett was killed in the bombing five years ago, recalled screaming in his car after struggling to access help.


Monkeypox could have ‘massive impact’ on sexual health services, doctor warns

Monkeypox could have ‘massive impact’ on sexual health services, doctor warns

Monkeypox could have ‘massive impact’ on sexual health services, doctor warns

21 May 2022

The disease, first found in monkeys, can be transmitted from person to person through close physical contact – including sexual intercourse .


Labour MP opens up about horror of daughter’s hit-and-run death

Labour MP opens up about horror of daughter’s hit-and-run death

Labour MP opens up about horror of daughter’s hit-and-run death

21 May 2022

Peter Dowd said he had no idea that the collision had taken place roughly 100 yards from his home.


What the papers say – May 21

What the papers say – May 21

What the papers say – May 21

21 May 2022

Ukraine developments, a potential Cabinet revolt over the Government’s cost-of-living crisis messaging and a runaway dad are splashed on the papers.


Royal family ‘providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families’

Royal family ‘providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families’

Royal family ‘providing accommodation to Ukrainian refugee families’

21 May 2022

Some 53,800 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the UK under visa schemes, including the Homes for Ukraine scheme.


Coronation Street: Martyn Hett and Arena victims ‘always in our thoughts’

Coronation Street: Martyn Hett and Arena victims ‘always in our thoughts’

Coronation Street: Martyn Hett and Arena victims ‘always in our thoughts’

21 May 2022

Martyn was at the Ariana Grande concert on May 22 2017 when terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a device which killed the 29-year-old and 21 others.


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