• Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Government hints of pay rises for public sector workers come amid  growing unease among Conservative MPs worried about the living standards of their constituents after years of austerity. Jeremy Corbyn reflected that shift in the public mood, reflecting concerns after the horror of the Grenfell fire. Freelance journalist Poppy Noor, who went from living in…

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    If there is one individual who, more than anyone else, was responsible for campaigning for the truth of what happened at Hillsborough, it is Professor Phil Scraton, of Queen’s University in Belfast. He says the families’ long campaign shows that justice can prevail.

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Science

    Theresa May has said that cladding from 120 high-rise buildings across England has failed fire safety tests carried out in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster. But is the Government’s investigation overlooking another potentially crucial issue – insulation? The Kingspan Group’s statement to Channel 4 News is published in full below. Kingspan shares the…

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    The police say the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire will not be known for many months, with 80 currently presumed dead. They revealed that there are 23 flats in the North Kensington block where they haven’t been able to trace anyone alive. Despite this latest update, there is still growing frustration among local…

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    It was just at the beginning of this month that the attack on London Bridge took place. And there was one particularly heroic man. He was one of the police officers who heroically took on all three terrorists, armed only with a police baton. In the ensuing struggle, British Transport Police officer Wayne Marques was…

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Politics, World

    The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has warned of serious consequences if the Stormont political parties cannot agree a deal on restoring devolution by tomorrow afternoon’s deadline.

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    The Grenfell Tower disaster dominated the first Prime Minister’s Questions since the election. But it was the noises coming from Downing Street that were making the headlines as a Government source briefed journalists that a reversal of the public sector pay freeze could be on the cards – a briefing dismissed barely three hours later.

  • Published on 28 Jun 2017 Sections

    Twenty-eight years after Hillsborough, six men face prosecution in connection with the deaths of scores of Liverpool fans.

  • Published on 27 Jun 2017 Sections Northern Ireland, Politics

    DUP-Tory deal: what follows the stops and starts?

    Yesterday No 10 accidentally mis-briefed that the DUP deal was contingent on Stormont power-sharing getting up and running. It set a lot of hares running, briefly, before the correction was rung through. It was a particularly lively moment because DUP insiders believe that the Northern Ireland office had, at the end of last week, been…

  • Published on 26 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis says EU nationals given “settled status” after Brexit will have the same rights as British citizens.

  • Published on 26 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    It’s a stark and passionate cry from the heart. Ben Okri’s latest poem is entitled simply “Grenfell Tower, June 2017”, but it explores issues of grief, pain, waste and inequality.

  • Published on 26 Jun 2017 Sections

    Fourteen police officers were injured last night when trouble flared during protests in East London at the death of a young black man. Edson Da Costa died in hospital six days after he was stopped by police in Beckton while travelling in a car with friends. Protesters alleged that Mr Da Costa was beaten by…

  • Published on 26 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Theresa May has promised that EU citizens living in Britain will have their rights protected after Brexit. Those who have lived in the country for five years before a still-to-be-agreed cut-off date will be granted “settled status”, but there are still questions about the level of protection on offer. The pledge came after the Prime…

  • Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    The Glastonbury festival chants Jeremy Corbyn’s name as the Labour leader introduces hip-hop act Run The Jewels. Just what is going in with British politics?

  • Published on 24 Jun 2017 Sections Politics

    Georgia Gould said fire service experts warned the north London council that residents were not safe in some council housing blocks.