Monday, August 20, 2018
Councils could face "decades more austerity" amid spiralling social care costs unless the Government rethinks a major overhaul of town hall finding, an influential thinktank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) warned that...
As politicians around the world call Facebook to task over its data use crisis, the tech giant is confronting a rising backlash from another key constituency: its shareholders. Even after a tumultuous year of congressional hearings and evidence that Russian actors exploited...
Donald Trump’s Justice Department has outlined how federal prosecutors can apply the death penalty to certain drug-related crimes, even as public health experts warn that such “tough on crime” policies may only...
Thirteen Conservative MPs have warned Theresa May that her Brexit transition deal will be voted down in the Commons unless she tears up “unacceptable” proposals for fishing rights. In a letter the backbenchers, including the chair of the European Research...
Cuts to resources for Government departments and agencies looking after the countryside have hit wildlife and rural communities, peers have warned. A Lords committee said Natural England - whose job is to protect and enhance the natural environment - had...
The council tax burden for the poorest households in London is six times greater than that for the highest earners as a proportion of their income, according to the Institute for...
Two Russian scientists have contradicted the Kremlin’s claims that there was never a state programme to make the deadly nerve agent Novichok, both independently stating that they were involved in the poison’s creation at chemicals weapons laboratories in the Soviet...
Republican candidate Rick Saccone has finally conceded to his Democratic opponent in the Pennsylvania special election, in what is being interpreted as an ominous sign for Donald Trump's party ahead of November's midterm elections. The result...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has broken his days-long silence over a data scandal that has engulfed his company, admitting that the social networking site has “made mistakes”. The scandal involves the personal data of up to 50 million users having been harvested...
Theresa May and Amber Rudd have been urged to explain to UK workers why new British passports to be introduced after Brexit will be made in France. The passports had become a...
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