CRIMINAL law firms will refuse to take on legal aid-funded cases in protest against “untenable” cuts that came into force yesterday, lawyers warned.
Lawyers argue that the government’s attack on legal aid funding is pushing the criminal justice system into meltdown,...
Thursday 2nd Jul 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
MINIMUM wage workers and benefit claimants are suffering much lower standards of living than before the recession, poverty researchers confirmed yesterday.
Due to near-zero inflation, this year has been the first since the bankers’ crash of 2008 that the basic cost of living has...
Wednesday 1st Jul 2015
COMEDIAN Jason Manford took on far-right Britain First with gusto yesterday after its sympathisers attacked him for saying he had deleted friends on social media for sharing its videos.
He wrote on Twitter that he had blocked three ex-pals from his Facebook page for sharing the clips,...
Public pressure forces Lancashire Council to block shale gas drilling
Tuesday 30th Jun 2015
GREVILLE JANNER will face trial over child-sex allegations after all, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) announced yesterday.
A trial of the facts, in which evidence is heard but a defendant will not testify, will be held to examine allegations of 22 offences committed against young...
WORKERS and activists will picket workfare exploiter B&M Stores today after it was revealed that billionaire CEO Simon Arora’s salary had quadrupled to £575,000.
A day of action is planned outside branches across Britain including those in London, Manchester, Edinburgh,...
Saturday 27th Jun 2015
Work and Pensions chief ‘welcomes’ spiralling charity use
Friday 26th Jun 2015
THE government revealed yesterday that it has begun the process of selling its majority stake in the Green Investment Bank to profiteers.
Business Secretary Sajid Javid plans to bring private capital into the bank, which was launched in an effort to kick-start green infrastructure...
Bennett leads Lancashire demonstration of 500 people
Thursday 25th Jun 2015
TWO foreign-born prisoners facing deportation have won permission to appeal against Home Office rules intended to kick them out of Britain as quickly as possible, it was revealed yesterday.
In landmark human rights cases, two men have launched legal action at the Court of Appeal to...