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China Southern airline stops shipping primates after activists campaigns

China Southern airline stops shipping primates after activists campaigns

In response to vigorous campaigning by animal rights organisations around the globe China Southern airlines has announced that it has stopped shipments of primates to laboratories worldwide. The news came yesterday after senior cargo [read more]

EDF lied about Dungeness nuclear plant safety

EDF lied about Dungeness nuclear plant safety

Energy giant EDF failed to properly inform the public after it was forced to close the Dungeness nuclear plant in Kent for two months due to severe flood warning.    In an online statement EDF said: “Reactor 21 was offline for planned [read more]

Government to increase childcare tax-free allowance next year

Government to increase childcare tax-free allowance next year

Prime minister David Cameron has announced an increase in childcare tax-free allowance to all children under the age of 12 in the first year starting 2015. Under the new scheme parents paying 80% towards childcare costs of up to £10,000 [read more]

Michael Gove criticises David Cameron’s Etonian inner circle of advisers

Michael Gove criticises David Cameron’s Etonian inner circle of advisers

The education secretary, Michael Gove has criticised the UK government for the “preposterous” number of Etonions in the Prime Minister’s inner circle. Gove commented that four people in the exclusive group all went to the same [read more]

Fast-track drugs NHS scheme launched for severely ill

Fast-track drugs NHS scheme launched for severely ill

The Early Access to Medicines Scheme (EAMS) was launched by the government for patients with life-threatening or debilitating conditions, allowing them access to unlicensed medication that could be beneficial to them. Drugs that are not [read more]

The national minimum wage to rise to £6.50

The national minimum wage to rise to £6.50

The national minimum wage is being raised to £6.50 an hour from October this year. The increase follows a recommendation by the Low Pay Commission that the minimum wage should be increased by 3%. Business secretary Vince Cable said: [read more]

Home Office terminates e-Borders data collection scheme

Home Office terminates e-Borders data collection scheme

Home Office has terminated its e-Borders data collection scheme after facing years of problems, the head of the UK Border Force announced yesterday. Appearing before the Home Affairs Select Committee, Sir Charles Montgomery said the [read more]

Labour extends jobs guarantee scheme for young unemployed

Labour extends jobs guarantee scheme for young unemployed

Labour’s jobs guarantee scheme, initially set to run for a year to help 18 to 24-year-olds get into work and off benefits, will continue until 2020 if Labour wins the 2015 general election. Under 25-year-olds on job seeker’s [read more]

One in two women report physical abuse in the UK

One in two women report physical abuse in the UK

One in two women in Britain is a victim of physical abuse a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) revealed today. The report Violence Against Women exposed shocking figures based on face to face interviews [read more]

Oscar Pistorius’ trial gets under way

Oscar Pistorius’ trial gets under way

South African olympian, Oscar Pistorius, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Steenkamp was found shot dead in the couple’s home in the early hours of the morning on Valentine’s Day 2013, which [read more]

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