Extinction Rebellion is taking to the City. It’s high time the financial district was disrupted.

Support us and go ad-free Extinction Rebellion (XR) is currently protesting across London as it aims to “target the root cause of the climate and ecological crisis – the political economy”. The “Impossible Rebellion” began in Covent Garden on 23 August, and is scheduled to continue for the next two weeks. One of its targets …
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GCSE top grades reach record high after exams cancelled for second year

Support us and go ad-free The proportion of GCSE entries awarded top grades has surged to an all-time high after exams were cancelled for the second year in a row due to Covid-19. Hundreds of thousands of youngsters have been given results determined by their teachers, with pupils only assessed on what they have been …
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A-Level results are higher this year. Let’s stop relying on high stakes tests.

Support us and go ad-free Thousands of teenagers around the country have woken up to good news this morning as A-Level results were released after another disrupted year of learning. Under teacher assessed grades, nearly 45% of pupils have been awarded As and A*s, an increase in the number of students achieving those top grades …
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Drugs giants accused of charging NHS unfairly high prices

Support us and go ad-free Drugs firms Pfizer and Flynn have been accused by the UK’s competition watchdog of abusing their dominant positions to overcharge the NHS for anti-epilepsy medication in sky-high “overnight” price hikes. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it has provisionally found that Flynn and Covid-19 vaccine maker Pfizer broke competition …
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Coronavirus case rates at record high in one in six local areas of England

Support us and go ad-free Around one in six areas in England are now reporting their highest rate of new Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases since comparable records began last summer, when mass testing was first introduced in the UK. The list includes almost all local authority areas in north-east England, close to a half in south-west …
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Win for families as High Court rules Home Office asylum guidance is unlawful

Support us and go ad-free Part of the Home Office’s guidance on reuniting unaccompanied child asylum seekers (UAMs) with their families in the UK is unlawful, the High Court has ruled. Legal action Safe Passage, a charity that supports child refugees, took legal action against the Home Office over how caseworkers are told to process …
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Asylum seekers win High Court challenge over ‘squalid’ Napier Barracks

Six asylum seekers formerly housed at Napier Barracks have won a legal challenge against the Government after a High Court judge found their accommodation failed to meet a “minimum standard”. The former army barracks in Kent have been used to house hundreds of asylum seekers since last September, despite the Home Office being warned by …
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England’s NHS waiting list reaches record high

The number of people in England waiting to start hospital treatment has risen to a new record high. A total of 4.95 million people were waiting to start NHS hospital treatment at the end of March – the highest number since records began in August 2007. Data from NHS England also showed that the number …
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Home Office discriminating against Windrush generation’s families, High Court rules

The Home Office’s refusal to give the families of people from the Windrush generation preferential treatment when charging fees to enter the UK is unlawfully discriminatory, the High Court has ruled. Discrimination Lynda Mahabir, a 52-year-old woman who was born in Trinidad, suffered a “colossal interference” with her right to family life when she was …
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High Court told that Napier barracks is ‘unsafe and entirely unsuitable’ to house refugees

A former army barracks being used by the Home Office to house asylum seekers is “unsafe and entirely unsuitable”, the High Court has heard. The Napier Barracks in Kent has been used to accommodate hundreds of asylum seekers since last September, despite the Home Office being warned by Public Health England that it was unsuitable. …
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