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October 30, 2018 2:50 AM Excluded children at risk of knife crime

Excluded schoolchildren are at serious risk of becoming involved in knife crime, a children's charity has warned. Barnardo's added excluded children are also at risk of "being groomed and exploited by criminal gangs". The charity said 47 councils, about one in three in England, had no spaces in pupil referral units (PRU), which look after excluded children 18

October 29, 2018 10:15 PM Irish councillor proposes BANNING Ireland flag to avoid OFFENDING foreign nationals

AN Irish politician has warned against flying the country’s flag of County Hall in Dublin, claiming it would offend foreign nationals living there – while calling for the red flag of Marxism to be raised instead. Matthew Waine made his remarks during consideration of a motion to adopt the practice at the Swords headquarters of Fingal County Council 16

October 28, 2018 4:48 AM Budget 2018: Extra £420m to tackle potholes

Local councils in England are to get an extra £420m to tackle a growing number of potholes. Chancellor Philip Hammond will make the announcement in Monday's budget, alongside a £28.8bn fund to upgrade England's motorways. But the Asphalt Industry Alliance has said more than £8bn would be needed for a one-time fix of potholes in England. Labour criticised 20

September 22, 2018 4:53 PM Co-op to replace plastic bags with compostable carriers

Compostable bags are to replace single-use plastic bags in more than half of Co-op stores, the supermarket has said. It says around 60 million plastic carriers will be replaced with the new bags, which will cost 5p and double as a compostable bag for food waste. Material is certified as compostable if it means it will break down within 12 weeks under 17

September 19, 2018 1:41 PM ‘Desperate Khan has LOST CONTROL!’ Sadiq savaged for London bloodbath after 100 killings

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan’s his new violent crime plan has been savaged by a rival member of the capital’s assembly, who claims it is a poor and late attempt at copying his Tory policies. Labour’s Sadiq Khan warned today the surge in violent crime in the capital will not be solved "overnight”, as he unveiled a plan to focus on the bloodshed as a public 19

September 2, 2018 2:51 PM Back to school term dates 2018: When does primary and secondary school start this year?

THE school holidays are now ending and pupils are preparing for the new school year. When do primary and secondary school start again this year and how long is Autumn term? Students are now readying to return to school as the new Autumn term sits just around the corner, signalling the end of the Summer break. Pupils from both primary and secondary schools 14

September 1, 2018 7:18 PM Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year

The Tinder effect? Sexual health services are at 'breaking point' after 3.3million people visit clinics in one year, councils warn Sexual health services in England are ‘stretched to the limit’ as a record 3.3million people visited clinics last year, council leaders are warning. The rise in demand comes as local authority public health service budgets 24

August 29, 2018 7:00 AM Plans to transfer patients between Basildon, Southend and Chelmsford hospitals slammed

PLANS to transfer patients between hospitals could be referred to the secretary of state. Southend Council has rejected transformation plans described as “unclear and poorly defined” with no clear information about how patients will be transferred. Is it part of a “treat and transfer” plans where patients will go to their nearest A&E first and then be transferred 13

August 21, 2018 4:00 PM Commuters face perfect storm: trains shutdown coincides with roadworks on major route into city centre

But next Wednesday, August 29, motorists and people using public transport will face long delays as Regent Road, from Oldfield Road to the Mancunian Way, will be reduced from two lanes to one lane in each direction. That's because Salford and Manchester City Councils are starting a £15 million project to upgrade the inner relief road on junctions around 30

August 18, 2018 3:30 AM How you rallied to the call for the fallen

DAILY Express readers yesterday rallied magnificently to a campaign to honour Britain’s glorious dead in the First World War through the installation of life-size silhouettes of soldiers around the country. Sales of the Tommies and their miniature versions saw a “big uplift” after we highlighted how scores of councils had snubbed the Remembered charity’s 14