The UK government is prepared to offer help with pension liabilities and energy costs to potential buyers of Tata’s threatened steel plants, Sajid Javid, the business secretary, has said.
Port Talbot’s derelict Plaza Cinema is a boarded-up patchwork of neglect and decay. Even the colourful murals, which adorn the exterior, of the town’s most famous sons – Michael Sheen, Richard Burton and Sir Anthony Hopkins – cannot conceal the broken windows and soot-smudged facade of this once-loved building.
The government has come under attack over its role in tackling the growing humanitarian crisis in Libya after figures were released showing that the Department for International Development has earmarked just £50,000 in aid for this financial year, despite international calls for an urgent response, to avoid food and medicine stocks running out.
The decision over whether the UK remains inside the European Union could depend on whether young people shake off their apathy and vote in sufficient numbers on 23 June, a revealing opinion poll conducted for the Observer shows.
Young Britons from ethnic minority backgrounds risk being put off running for public office by the “nasty” divisive campaign run by Zac Goldsmith, the Tory candidate for mayor of London, his Labour rival told the Observer.
This year people across the UK will be voting for something – for devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; for police and crime commissioners across England and Wales; and in London for a mayor and assembly. For Labour, though, the most keenly watched contests will be those for the town halls of England.
Jeremy Corbyn was mobbed by supporters when he took an unplanned walk through the streets of Bristol on Friday afternoon.
The wealthiest 20% of Britain’s earners will receive almost as much support from the state through the “shadow welfare” of generous tax-breaks by 2020, as the poorest fifth take home in benefits, according to a new analysis by the Fabian Society.
The honours system should be boycotted unless the awards proposed by David Cameron for aides and donors are blocked, Labour’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has said.
Ukip is set for civil war after former leadership favourite Steven Woolfe was banned from standing because of his late application, making Diane James the new frontrunner to succeed Nigel Farage.
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