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January 20, 2018 9:19 AM Nick Boles, Former Tory Minister, Calls Theresa May's Government Timid And Unambitious

'They need to pull their finger out... I want her to lead, be bold and definite'. Theresa May “constantly disappoints” because her Government is timid and unambitious, a former Tory minister has said. Nick Boles tweeted it was time for the prime minister “to raise your game”, accusing her of not tackling issues such as underfunding the NHS, the housing 4

January 19, 2018 5:58 PM Trump looks to strike deal with top Democrat to avert US government shutdown

US president Donald Trump has invited senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer to the White House to try to reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown. The move comes as a bitterly divided Washington hurtles toward a shutdown amid a clash over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect 700,000 younger immigrants 4

January 19, 2018 3:53 PM Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday. The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two years ago as a way to hook shoppers - especially during the holiday season - who wanted faster free shipping 4

January 19, 2018 1:31 PM Plumlife Homes launches new affordable housing in Radcliffe

Plumlife Homes, which prides itself on delivering affordable housing, has launched The Larks in Radcliffe. A total of 14 two- and three-bedroom homes are available with Help to Buy schemes. This government-backed initiatives aim to give people the chance to get onto the property ladder by lowering the deposit required by lenders and keeping monthly repayments 6

January 18, 2018 5:28 PM ‘He’s playing a CYNICAL GAME’ Macron SLAMMED over ‘violent’ attitude towards migrants

EMMANUEL Macron has been accused of exploiting the French public’s growing weariness of the migrant crisis to push through his tough new immigration and asylum laws. The French president Emmanuel Macron is “keeping his endgame under wraps” as he takes advantage of the public’s opinion of Paris having to deal with the migrant crisis, a prominent member 11

January 18, 2018 1:10 PM University chief who complained about funding cuts was given a £45,000 pay rise for her final year before retirement

A university boss accepted a pay increase of £45,000 in the year of her retirement despite previously complaining about government ‘cuts’ to funding. Dame Julia Goodfellow, vice chancellor of the University of Kent, was paid a total of £324,000 in 2016-17, up by 16.1 per cent from £279,000 in 2015-16. The rise, revealed in the institution’s annual accounts 7

January 18, 2018 12:07 PM Nus Ghani is first Muslim woman minister to speak in Commons

Nus Ghani has made history by becoming the first female Muslim minister to speak from the Commons dispatch box. Recently appointed as Transport Minister, Ms Ghani was cheered as she addressed questions about station access for disabled people. Ms Ghani, Wealden MP since 2015, is the daughter of Pakistani immigrants. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling 9

January 17, 2018 8:01 PM Mapping Carillion's biggest construction projects

The collapse of construction giant Carillion has put thousands of jobs at risk on projects all over the country. Work has ceased on Carillion's building sites while decisions are made over their future. This map shows some of the major projects on Carillion's books - including those already under way and other planned works. About 40% of Carillion's 8

January 17, 2018 3:44 PM Jeremy Corbyn Hits Back At Claims He’s Too Old To Be Prime Minister

His office dismisses claims as ‘nonsense’ Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims that he is too old to be Prime Minister and insisted he is “extremely energetic” in the fight against the Tory government. The Labour leader’s office hit back at anonymous claims from shadow ministers that 68-year-old Corbyn’s age would be a hindrance with the next election 11

January 17, 2018 8:08 AM Brussels SHOCK: Switzerland preparing to END EU free movement with Brexit-style referendum

SWITZERLAND has sent shockwaves through the European Union by edging closer to a referendum on ending its agreement on the free movement of people across its borders, sparking fresh uncertainty about its relations with Brussels. The nationalist Swiss People’s party (SVP) has received the go-ahead to collect signatures for a vote on a constitutional change 13