PREGNANT front-line firefighters are being forced to put their unborn babies at risk due to woeful maternity pay, FBU conference heard.
Fire Brigades Union national women’s committee’s Louise Connell told delegates yesterday that poor maternity pay is...
Friday 12th May 2017
posted by Will Stone in Britain
GEORGE OSBORNE was greeted by an angry “unwelcome party” yesterday as he turned up at the Evening Standard to start his first day as the London newspaper’s editor.
Black-cab drivers shouted: “We’re coming for you” at the former chancellor, who they...
Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Bosses recruit unwitting new staff to break living wage strike
Saturday 15th Apr 2017
A SEASON of plays shining a light on Britain’s housing crisis past and present will be launched next week.
The nine productions will cover topics from the housing of Victorian slums via the 1970s squat revolution to “white flight” — a term used to describe the...
ALMOST 200,000 emergency patients were forced to wait more than four hours for treatment last winter, which is the worst winter average on record, figures showed yesterday.
Official health service data showed that a total of 195,764 A&E patients waited for admission beyond the NHS...
Friday 14th Apr 2017
Tens of thousands lose vital support thanks to arbitrary PIP rules
Wednesday 12th Apr 2017
Will Stone reviews The Miser at the Garrick Theatre, London WC2
Thursday 6th Apr 2017
posted by Will Stone in Arts
PLANS for NHS trusts to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care amount to turning doctors into “border guards,” campaigners warned yesterday.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that from April hospitals will have a legal duty to check the tiny number of overseas...
Tuesday 7th Feb 2017
BRITISH AIRWAYS’ treatment of staff is a “disgrace” that should be debated in Parliament, an MP said yesterday.
Labour’s Kevin Brennan made the comment as cabin crew are set to go on strike on Sunday in a long-running dispute over pay.
The Cardiff West...
Friday 3rd Feb 2017
RAMPANT inequality has reached the point where a group of men owning the same wealth as half the planet’s population could squeeze onto a single golf buggy.
Eight billionaires now have a combined wealth equivalent to 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest people, according to...
Monday 16th Jan 2017