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MPs call for total reform of Home Office after Windrush scandal

Select committee condemns hostile culture and ‘callous’ system within department The “appalling treatment” of thousands of Windrush victims shows that the Home Office has become a callous and hostile institution in need of “root and branch reform”, a damning report ...

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Nearly one in five MPs have regular paid work outside parliament

Analysis by public standards committee finds 119 MPs declared an annual total of £3.35m from second jobs Nearly one in five MPs have regular paid work outside parliament, according to an independent committee report. In an analysis of MPs’ second ...

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Brexit: Third customs model devised ahead of cabinet talks

Downing Street has produced a third model for handling customs after the UK leaves the EU, the BBC understands. Details of the new plan have not been revealed publicly but senior ministers will discuss it at Chequers, the prime minister’s ...

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May’s extra cash for NHS is not enough, says spending watchdog

NAO’s Sir Amyas Morse warns more is needed to meet needs of a changing population The NHS will require far greater financial support than the latest cash boost announced by Theresa May if it is to meet the needs of ...

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Political parties should publish gender gap, campaigners say

Regular reporting of data would put pressure on parties and encourage women to stand Political parties should be forced to publish a gender breakdown of their candidates for parliament to help get more women into senior roles, campaigners said on ...

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Raging wildfire threatens moorlands in northern England

London, Jul 1 : Some 120 firefighters are trying to contain a wildfire that has been declared a “major incident” as it spreads in the moorlands of northern England. British fire officials said two large fires had merged because of ...

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‘Cuts leave scars’: thousands protest in London over NHS funding

Demonstrators demand May’s resignation at rally to mark 70 years of the UK’s health service Tens of thousands of people have marched through London to mark the NHS’s 70th anniversary and demand an end to government cuts to the health ...

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Leeds crash: Horsforth collision leaves four men dead

four men, aged 18, 19, 19, and 21, died at the scene Four young men died and a teenage girl was left critically ill in a collision involving a car and a taxi in the early hours. The four men, ...

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EU-UK divide poses serious threat to Brexit talks, says Barnier

Chief EU negotiator highlights Irish border impasse as EU27 prepare for no-deal scenario The chasm between the UK and the European Union on key Brexit issues poses a genuine threat to the success of the negotiations, Michel Barnier has said, ...

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Firefighters contain major blaze in east London tower block

Eight fire engines attended scene in Mile End and managed to stop 12th floor blaze from spreading Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters have brought a large fire in a tower block in east London under control without anyone being ...

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