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article 10 February 2016 UK
Junior doctors on a picket line in London (Getty)
Second junior doctors' strike goes ahead after talks fail

Thousands of junior doctors take part in a second one-day strike over plans to bring in a new contract that will oblige them to work more weekends. Emergency care is still being provided.

post 10 February 2016
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Bernie Sanders: the radical moment has begun

Quite simply the radical progressive sentiment that's swept Greece, Spain, Scotland and the British Labour movement has now hit America.

article 09 February 2016 UK
Conservative election expenses the timeline
Conservative election expenses: the timeline

Evidence obtained by Channel 4 News appears to show that the Conservatives racked up tens of thousands of pounds in undisclosed spending across three by-elections.

article 08 February 2016 UK
News
Conservatives appear to have overspent on three by-elections

Channel 4 News has obtained evidence of tens of thousands of pounds of spending by the Conservatives during key by-election campaigns which appear not to have been declared.

post 08 February 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Michael Gove: in the clink and on the referendum brink

Michael Gove defends the prison reforms on Channel 4 News tonight and tries to sell them to inmates at The Mount prison outside Hemel Hempstead.

article 08 February 2016 UK
News
Cameron pledges prison reforms to tackle 'failure'

David Cameron is calling for reforms in prisons to combat high levels of violence, self-harm and re-offending.

post 05 February 2016
Read more on Simon Israel's blog Long delays faced by torture victims with asylum claims

"..the most serious failings concerned the way in which allegations of torture were managed." It's the most critical observation by the borders and immigration chief inspector. For David Bolt's repo

article 04 February 2016 UK, Jordan
News
Billions pledged for Syrian refugees as peace talks collapse

A London conference aims to raise over 6 billion to help Syria's neighbours provide for thousands of refugees. But in Geneva separate peace talks hoping to end the Syrian conflict collapse.

post 25 January 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cecil Parkinson - once groomed as Thatcher's successor

Here's the piece of paper that tells you how high in Margaret Thatcher's estimation Cecil Parkinson had risen by 1983.