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 Council will not light Hanukkah candles over fears of ‘inflaming’ tensions

Council will not light Hanukkah candles over fears of ‘inflaming’ te...

November 29, 2023 05:30 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Havering Council in east London has said it would be “unwise” for the traditional menorah to be installed outside Havering Town Hall in Romford.

 Holidaymaker who got sick on break to Turkey wins nine-year legal battle

Holidaymaker who got sick on break to Turkey wins nine-year legal ba...

November 29, 2023 05:12 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Peter Griffiths took his case against tour operator Tui to the Supreme Court after losing in the county court and Court of Appeal.

 WH Smith and DHL among 200 firms calling for Cop28 pledge to ditch fossil fuels

WH Smith and DHL among 200 firms calling for Cop28 pledge to ditch f...

November 29, 2023 05:11 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

On the eve of the UN summit, 204 firms representing more than 1.5 trillion dollars in annual revenue have signed an open letter to world leaders.

 Brown think tank lays out plan for ‘decade of delivery’ to create 300,000 jobs

Brown think tank lays out plan for ‘decade of delivery’ to create 30...

November 29, 2023 05:10 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

The strategy suggests the creation of ‘growth zones’ where selected industries could be based to improve access to labour and expertise.

 Tributes paid to ‘true gentleman’ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Tributes paid to ‘true gentleman’ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

November 29, 2023 05:05 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

The Conservative peer, a former MP and MSP, has died aged 81.

 Discovery of rotating disc surrounding star in another galaxy a ‘special moment’

Discovery of rotating disc surrounding star in another galaxy a ‘spe...

November 29, 2023 04:56 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Findings could help astronomers understand more about how stars are born.

 Ruth Perry told husband Ofsted inspector was ‘bully’ with ‘agenda’ – inquest

Ruth Perry told husband Ofsted inspector was ‘bully’ with ‘agenda’ –...

November 29, 2023 04:50 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Mrs Perry’s family say she took her own life after a report from the watchdog downgraded her Caversham Primary School in Reading.

 Under-fire Matt Hancock to give evidence before Covid inquiry

Under-fire Matt Hancock to give evidence before Covid inquiry

November 29, 2023 04:46 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

The ex-minister’s evidence is expected to take up the whole of Thursday’s available time at the inquiry.

 Belfast primary school classrooms deemed unsafe after Raac identified

Belfast primary school classrooms deemed unsafe after Raac identifie...

November 29, 2023 04:39 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete has been confirmed in part of Cairnshill Primary School.

 Adults with rare blood disorder to be offered stem cell transplants

Adults with rare blood disorder to be offered stem cell transplants

November 29, 2023 04:35 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Experts welcomed the updated guidance as a ‘remarkable milestone’.

 Nottingham City Council issues Section 114 notice over £23m budget deficit

Nottingham City Council issues Section 114 notice over £23m budget d...

November 29, 2023 04:24 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

The local authority denied that the move meant it was insolvent and said it will be able to meet current obligations to pay staff.

 Final chance to see pandas at Edinburgh Zoo ahead of their return to China

Final chance to see pandas at Edinburgh Zoo ahead of their return to...

November 29, 2023 04:21 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Yang Guang and Tian Tian have lived at the zoo since 2011.

 Levi Bellfield was lying when he admitted murder of Elizabeth Chau, police say

Levi Bellfield was lying when he admitted murder of Elizabeth Chau,...

November 29, 2023 04:17 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

The 55-year-old, convicted killer claimed earlier this year that he kidnapped, murdered and buried the student, who went missing in 1999.

 Labour aiming to win rural vote with ‘respectful attitude’ towards countryside

Labour aiming to win rural vote with ‘respectful attitude’ towards c...

November 29, 2023 04:16 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Shadow environment secretary Steve Reed wants to demonstrate his party’s commitment to farmers and landowners.

 Family of woman who died when she was run over by boy feel ‘completely let down’

Family of woman who died when she was run over by boy feel ‘complete...

November 29, 2023 04:10 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Foster carer Marcia Grant suffered catastrophic injuries as she tried to stop the youngster taking her car from outside her Sheffield home.

 HIV testing increased to spot undiagnosed cases

HIV testing increased to spot undiagnosed cases

November 29, 2023 04:05 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Around 4,400 people in England are living with undiagnosed HIV.

 Whereabouts of more than 17,000 asylum seekers unknown to Home Office, MPs told

Whereabouts of more than 17,000 asylum seekers unknown to Home Offic...

November 29, 2023 03:37 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Permanent secretary Sir Matthew Rycroft and his interim second-in-command Simon Ridley were giving evidence to the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

 Hunt: not possible to budget for aid spending increase in next five years

Hunt: not possible to budget for aid spending increase in next five...

November 29, 2023 03:16 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

The commitment to spend 0.7% of national income on aid was broken in 2021 due to the impact of the pandemic on the public finances.

 New reception centres planned to host unaccompanied child asylum-seekers in Kent

New reception centres planned to host unaccompanied child asylum-see...

November 29, 2023 03:07 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Kent County Council is pressing for funding from the Home Office for urgent accommodation.

 Starmer vows to scrap salary discount for foreign workers filling job shortages

Starmer vows to scrap salary discount for foreign workers filling jo...

November 29, 2023 03:00 PM AEDT | By PAMEDIA

Labour said it would look to reform the shortage occupations list that is designed to assist sectors that are struggling to fill vacancies.

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