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Labour proposes to sell “non-essential” buildings to ease national deficit

Labour proposes to sell “non-essential” buildings to ease national deficit

Labour has proposed plans to sell four “non-essential buildings” in London in order to reduce the country’s national deficit. Under these plans Labour would commission value-for-money reviews of the government-owned buildings. They [read more]

Flood warning raised as snow melts with rising temperatures in US

Flood warning raised as snow melts with rising temperatures in US

“Historic” levels of snowfall and rising temperatures in the north-east US have caused a serious flood risk, officials say. Hundreds of Americans have joined “shovel brigades” in order to reduce the risk of urban flooding as the [read more]

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers design gecko-inspired Spider-Man gloves to climb glass

Researchers at Stanford University have developed gloves which allow humans to scale surfaces such as glass, plastic, wood, and painted metal. The scientists studied the adhesive feet of Tokay geckos to develop non-sticky grip for the [read more]

Ofsted publishes safeguarding reports of east London faith schools

Ofsted publishes safeguarding reports of east London faith schools

A report issued today by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) into seven schools in the London borough of Tower Hamlets identifies a significant number of serious failings and urges these schools [read more]

Oscar-winning movie director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Oscar-winning movie director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Mike Nichols, director of The Graduate, Working Girl and Catch-22, and winner of the 1968 best director Oscar, has died at the age of 83. He was unafraid to approach political issues in his work. His films Primary Colours (1998), [read more]

Culling starts at East Yorkshire farm after bird flu case confirmed

Culling starts at East Yorkshire farm after bird flu case confirmed

Culling of 6,000 ducks at an East Yorkshire farm began on Tuesday and will continue through the week after scientists identified the H5N8 virus in a flock of birds. The UK’s largest producer of duck products, operated by Cherry Valley, [read more]

UN panel asks security council to refer North Korea to criminal court

UN panel asks security council to refer North Korea to criminal court

The UN general assembly’s Human Rights Committee has approved a draft resolution calling for a referral of the North Korean regime and its leadership to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for prosecution over crimes against humanity. [read more]

One in ten UK men admit to have paid for sex, study shows

One in ten UK men admit to have paid for sex, study shows

The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) has found that one in ten British men have paid for sex. Over 6,000 men were surveyed for the study. The results showed 3.6% had paid for sex in the last five years and [read more]

MPs demand nationwide review of child protection policies

MPs demand nationwide review of child protection policies

MPs have called for child protection services to be reviewed following recent evidence that organised child abuse is prevalent across the UK. The development comes in the aftermath of the Rotherham scandal reports. The Communities and [read more]

Ministry of Justice announces tougher rules on prison violence

Ministry of Justice announces tougher rules on prison violence

New measures will be taken to address violence in prisons and young offenders institutions, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) announced today. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Association of Chief Police Officers are assisting in [read more]

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