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What do the next five years have in store for UK first time house buyers?

What do the next five years have in store for UK first time house buyers?

Housing was a primary concern for many of Britain’s voters this year. This was recognised by all of the major parties who named the housing crisis as one of their main priorities, and guaranteed to tackle the problem if elected. The [read more]

Budget 2015: “aimed at working class to enrich stability and security”

Budget 2015: “aimed at working class to enrich stability and security”

The recently re-elected chancellor George Osbourne has announced that a new budget will be revealed on 18th July. It will detail a number of key pledges made by the Conservative party during the recent election campaign and will ensure [read more]

First all-conservative cabinet “the real party of working people”

First all-conservative cabinet “the real party of working people”

Day before yesterday David Cameron called the first all-Tory cabinet meeting after 18 years, reminding ministers of the need to “restore trust and faith in politics”, and making particular mention of impending education and [read more]

General election 2015: breaking down the Conservatives and Labour

General election 2015: breaking down the Conservatives and Labour

Thursday 7th May will be another seminal moment in Britain’s democratic history as the nation’s leading political parties will, once again, go head-to-head for the right to rule Britannia. As ever, media members and [read more]

How festivals are joining forces against legal highs

How festivals are joining forces against legal highs

Glastonbury is the latest festival to join the battle against legal highs in the UK, taking part in a digital blackout to raise awareness of the dangers. The 24-hour online campaign will see organisers substituting their web presence for [read more]

FGM: why is the UK failing young girls?

FGM: why is the UK failing young girls?

According to figures from the Health and Social Information Centre, nearly 4000 girls were treated for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK since September 2014, with experts predicting that unless existing laws regarding the [read more]

Chemical weapons: the devastating effect of their use throughout history

Chemical weapons: the devastating effect of their use throughout history

This Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of the first large-scale implementation of chemical weapons (CW) in warfare. On Thursday 22nd April 1915, near the Belgian town of Ypres close to the French border, German forces released a deadly [read more]

UK’s party leaders: unapproachable to the public?

UK’s party leaders: unapproachable to the public?

This year, for the first time ever, seven party heads took their place on live television to duel it out on the Leaders’ Debate. There, laid bare before the curious eyes of Britain, each party’s chief revealed their ideas, [read more]

Paid volunteering leave: way to exploit or encourage employees?

Paid volunteering leave: way to exploit or encourage employees?

Up to fifteen million people will be entitled to an extra three days annual leave to undertake voluntary work according to the latest electoral pledge from the Conservative party. The party proposes that any employee working in a company [read more]

How has the coalition affected UK’s GP surgeries?

How has the coalition affected UK’s GP surgeries?

As the general election looms over Britain, battle lines are being drawn across every inch of the UK, and the health service is no different. With Labour claiming that some 600 fewer GPs are offering extended opening hours under the [read more]

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