Joe Turnbull

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    Nesta chief says a foster system for the elderly should be started‏

    Geoff Mulgan, chief executive of innovation charity Nesta, has called for old people to be “fostered” by friends and neighbours as a means of ameliorating what he labelled the “epidemic of isolation”. Mulgan made the comments whilst being interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in light of health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s claims that...

  • Food & Drinks
    Don Designer at YR Store for London Cocktail Week

    London Cocktail Week is all about discovering new venues...

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    May warned by lawyers over immigrant ID checks

    The Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA), has warned home secretary Theresa May that her controversial immigration bill would require identity checks for all, including British citizens, and will lead to widespread discrimination. The bill, being published today, would bring in a raft of punitive checks including requiring banks and landlords to carry...

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    Cabinet knew nothing of spy programmes alleges Chris Huhne

    On Monday former energy secretary Chris Huhne used his column in The Guardian to claim that ministers were kept in the dark about the Tempora and Prism spying programmes carried out by Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and America’s National Security Agency (NSA), respectively. Huhne stated that even the National Security Council (NSC),...

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    Under-25s to be banned from claiming benefits in new Tory plans‏

    In this morning’s closing speech at the Tory party conference, prime minister David Cameron outlined plans to exclude under-25s not in work, education or training from being able to claim benefits. Cameron told activists: “Today it is still possible to leave school, sign on, find a flat, start claiming housing benefit and...

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    Osborne reveals new benefits plan

    Chancellor George Osborne this morning revealed plans for a raft of stringent benefit reforms at the Tory Party conference in Manchester. The new measures outlined include forcing those out of work to carry out mandatory placements, attend a Jobcentre every day or take part in compulsory training in order to keep receiving...

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    Surge in mothers returning to work as Tories accused of undermining families

    A study published by the Office for National Statistics has found that more women who are both in a relationship and have dependent children have returned to work since the coalition came to power than in the entire 1996-2011 period.  This sharp increase comes in the wake of chancellor George Osborne’s policy...

  • Current Affairs
    Annual UN general assembly begins‏

    Today marks the opening of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, with...