It was a beautiful tree that starred in many people’s lives and even a blockbuster movie. But this morning the ancient sycamore which graced the skyline in Northumberland’s National Park next to Hadrian’s Wall had been cut down. Why?
According to the government the Rosebank oil field will bring jobs, improve the UK’s finances and lessen our dependence on hostile oil producers like Russia.
It’s not enough to fear discrimination ‘simply for being gay or a woman’ to qualify for asylum – according to Suella Braverman – who’s been setting out her case against the global system for accepting refugees.
The first public inquiry into abuses at an immigration detention centre in the UK found a ‘toxic culture’ – where detainees were subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment, ‘explicit racism’ and frequent misuse of force.
Post Office workers who have had wrongful convictions overturned after the Horizon scandal will be offered £600,000 each in compensation, the government has announced.
The government has agreed to pump up to £500 million into Britain’s biggest steelworks as part of plans to produce “greener” steel. But as many as 3,000 workers at the plant in south Wales could lose their jobs.
For students, struggling to make ends meet often comes with the territory – but while the cost of living has soared over the last year, maintenance loans have not.
Officials at the Department for Education have said that more than 600 schools in England have now been surveyed for collapse-risk concrete.
Rishi Sunak has confronted the Chinese Premier over what he said was China’s “unacceptable” interference in British democracy.
Escaped terror suspect Daniel Khalife has been captured after police narrowed their search to west London.
The prime minister Rishi Sunak has warned that reaching a post-Brexit free trade deal with India is “not a given” as he joined other world leaders ahead of the G20 summit in Delhi.
Rail unions have been out campaigning to save ticket offices from closure, on the day a public consultation comes to an end. The plan would mean shutting most of England’s ticket offices as part of cost cutting measures. Train companies say staff will still be able to help passengers in different roles, but unions have…
Environmental groups have condemned government plans to scrap water pollution rules for new housing developments in England – which ministers claim will allow up to a hundred thousand new homes to be built. Under an amendment going through the House of Lords – developers will no longer have to pay to offset nutrient pollution caused…
A level grading is back to normal in England. Although for the covid generation of pupils, education has been far from normal. Most missed more than half a year of school during the pandemic and they didn’t sit exams for GCSEs.
Nerves are jangling for thousands of young people, not to mention their families and teachers, who’ll get their A-level and technical qualification results tomorrow.