Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review More “variety” is needed in the price of university education, the secretary of state said ahead of a government review of the system. Damian Hinds also suggested tuition fees should reflect each […]

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Image copyright Getty Images A Labour frontbencher says she does not recognise allegations of “control freakery” over an internal party vote. A row broke out at the National Policy Forum gathering in Leeds after the election for a new chair was cancelled. There were claims allies of Jeremy Corbyn stopped the vote as part of […]

‘Everything depends on the UK red lines’

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving good-quality mobile connectivity across the […]

Davidson defends UK government foreign aid commitment

Davidson defends UK government foreign aid commitment

Image copyright Halo Trust/ PA Defending the UK’s foreign aid budget has been made harder by the Oxfam scandal, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said. In an interview on Peston on Sunday, she condemned charity workers who exploited the vulnerable people they were supposed to be helping. And she criticised the “arrogant” response of […]

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

Media captionOutgoing chairman Paul Oakden reads the result of the vote UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Birmingham. He had […]

May: New security deal should be effective by next year

May: New security deal should be effective by next year

Media captionTheresa May: “Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured” Theresa May has called for a new “deep and special partnership” to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit. She said new arrangements in foreign and defence policy cooperation should be […]

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Image copyright PA Labour has received 17,000 emails over five days from people lobbying for a clearer party policy on Brexit. The emails, coordinated by Labour MPs and campaigners, call on Labour to give supporters “their say” by setting up a new policy commission on Brexit. They say there is a “pressing need” for the […]

UKIP: Henry Bolton faces make-or-break leadership vote

UKIP: Henry Bolton faces make-or-break leadership vote

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Henry Bolton (centre) arrives for the meeting which will decide his future Around 2,000 UKIP members are in Birmingham to vote on whether to back or sack party leader Henry Bolton. The meeting will decide the fate of the former army officer, who has been in the job for […]

Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption The Oxfam Charity”s CEO Mark Goldring (l) and Chair Caroline Thomson (r) leave the Department for International Development Oxfam’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against his organisation in the wake of claims its workers used prostitutes in Haiti is out […]

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