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DWP sanctions regime not fit for purpose

CHARLOTTE HUGHES welcomes a report from the National Audit Office that exposes the Department for Work and Pensions treatment of claimants as counterproductive and expensive — and the supposed savings are largely bogus yesteday The National Audit...

 

Standing up to tyrants

Trump’s deliberate usage of techniques developed by nazi propagandist-in-chief Joseph Goebbels is but one of the many worrying signs – equally dangerous is the West’s all too apparent indifference, suggests JOHN GREEN NOT many months ago Donald Trump...

 

Worst-kept secret in football is out

Southgate named England manager and given four-year deal IN WHAT was being seen and described as a sure thing, Gareth Southgate was confirmed as England manager yesterday. The 46-year-old signed a four-year deal after his nomination as Sam Allardyce’s...

 

Rugby Union: Six Nations to trial extra point for ‘attacking’ teams

Six Nations chiefs want to reward “try-scoring and an attacking style of play” after yesterday introducing bonus points for this season’s flagship tournament. The Six Nations Council announced that a bonus points system will be trialled in the 2017...

 

Cricket: Uncapped England duo called up for Test

England named uncapped pair Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson as the respective replacements for the injured Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari yesterday for the remaining two Tests of the series against India. Jennings comes in for opening batsman Hameed,...

 

Ridicule, and other ways to start the political avalanche

21st century poetry with Andy Croft THE US poet Fred Voss once said that he hoped his poems might one day “strike the spark or kick the pebble that will start the fire or the avalanche that will change the world a little.” That’s a good way of...

 

Nuanced tale of weeks where decades happen

Times Change by John Ellison (Matador, £8.99) TIMES Change really shouldn’t be such a satisfying read. John Ellison’s debut novel contains so many of those elements that singularly, leave alone collectively, ought to kill off any work of fiction...

 

Poetry

Fidelity You were the leader of the revolution With your olive-green uniform and cigar clamped in your mouth (Thanks to you cigars are no longer sole preserve of the ruling class). Ordinary women roll them on their thighs And smoke them just like men...

 

Replacing neoliberal economics with planning

Labour’s economic and investment strategy could learn many valuable lessons from the Soviet experience, contends ALEX MITCHELL BRITAIN is stuck in a recession and unfortunately boosting investment in infrastructure as Labour plans to do will not be...

 
Junior doctors' sleep deprivation poses threat to patients, says GMC

Junior doctors' sleep deprivation poses threat to patients, says GMC

Trainee doctors in the NHS are often so sleep-deprived that they are in danger of harming patients, the medical profession’s regulator has said. Increasingly heavy workloads and widespread staff shortages mean the UK’s 54,000 junior doctors are being...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds

Tiny minority of people with depression get treatment, study finds

Only a small minority of people with depression across the world, just one in 27 in the poorest countries, receive even minimally adequate treatment for their condition, a major study has found. Researchers from King’s College London, Harvard Medical...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 
Two arrests in investigation into alleged misconduct at police watchdog's office

Two arrests in investigation into alleged misconduct at police watchdog's office

Two former investigators for Northern Ireland's policing watchdog have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice. The arrests are in relation to alleged misconduct within the office of the Police Ombudsman. The...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
London may seek separate Brexit deal, mayor warns

London may seek separate Brexit deal, mayor warns

London could seek a deal to enable firms in the capital to continue recruiting staff from the European Union after Brexit, mayor Sadiq Khan has told business leaders. In a speech to the Institute of Directors (IoD), he said he will hold a summit in...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
Food box scheme for parents to beat obesity at Birmingham school

Food box scheme for parents to beat obesity at Birmingham school

A school is buying in healthy organic food and selling it on to parents in a bid to tackle obesity. Food boxes, which the school says can feed a family of four for a week, are being put together by the chef at Hillstone Primary in Birmingham. Head...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 
Pregnant Rebecca Evans and unborn baby die in M4 crash

Pregnant Rebecca Evans and unborn baby die in M4 crash

A woman who was eight months pregnant and her unborn daughter have both died after a crash on the M4 in Port Talbot. Rebecca Evans, 27, died after a crash involving a BMW, a Peugeot and an Audi on the westbound carriage between junctions 38 and 39 on...

BBC, 00:03 in Regional
 


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