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June 18, 2018 7:36 AM 'You can't say anything!' McDonnell endures BRUTAL grilling by BBC host over NHS funding

LABOUR’S shadow chancellor John McDonnell faced a brutal grilling by BBC host Nick Robinson after he failed to clarify whether Labour would back government proposals for raising money to spend on the NHS. But the BBC host hit back once again: “So you can’t say anything about how you would raise money?” Mr Robinson said: “You’re telling me you could be in office 5

June 18, 2018 12:28 AM Debit card payments more popular than cash

Debit card payments have overtaken cash use for the first time, new figures show, as contactless technology takes a firm hold on day-to-day spending. A total of 13.2 billion debt card payments were made last year, a rise of 14% on the previous year, according to banking trade body UK Finance. That outstripped the 13.1 billion cash payments made, as the use of notes 5

June 17, 2018 11:45 PM Civil servants will be quizzed on what school they went to in a drive to increase diversity

Whitehall bosses are to ask staff if they went to private school in a drive to increase diversity. As part of a survey of ‘socio-economic’ issues, civil servants will be asked to state the type of school they attended. Other topics will include whether they qualified for free school meals as children and the profession and academic qualifications of their 7

June 17, 2018 8:28 PM Republicans risking conservative backlash over immigration

NEW YORK (AP) - The push toward immigration votes in the House is intensifying the divide among Republicans on one of the party's most animating issues and fueling concerns that a voter backlash could cost the GOP control of the House in November. To many conservatives, the compromise immigration proposal released this past week by House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis 7

June 15, 2018 11:11 AM Ready to eat salads are 'dangerously salty' with some containing the recommended amount for an entire day

Salads may seem like a healthy option –but some offered in restaurants are 'dangerously salty', a report has warned. One salad from high street takeaway chain Abokado contained as much salt as 14 packets of ready salted crisps. And one from popular restaurant chain Nando's contained more salt than six KFC chicken pieces, according to the research 1

June 15, 2018 11:09 AM One in six pupils have been denied their first choice of secondary due to a baby boom fuelled by immigration

One in six children missed out on their chosen secondary school this year, with the proportion rising for the fifth year in a row. Growing numbers of pupils are being left disappointed because of a record number of applications caused by a baby boom, which has been fuelled by immigration. The latest official statistics for entry this autumn show 17.9 per cent did not get their 2

June 14, 2018 7:43 AM Immigration rules for non-EU doctors and nurses to be 'softened'

The move is expected to be announced on Friday as part of a drive to let in more highly-skilled migrants in the run up to Brexit. The move is expected to be announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Friday as part of a drive to let in more highly-skilled migrants in the run up to Brexit. Medics will reportedly be excluded from the "tier two" visa cap, which 11

June 14, 2018 4:05 AM £500K to support rough sleepers in Brighton and Hove

The money will be used to help people move into shelters in the coming months before winter arrives. The latest Government figures show there were 178 rough sleepers in the city in 2017. Brighton and Hove City Council’s lead member for rough sleeping Councillor Clare Moonan said: “A lot of thought and planning went into our bid so we will be hitting 8

June 7, 2018 12:47 AM Mike Pompeo THREATENS Iran over nuclear weapons development

US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo has declared the US will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon following reports Iran intends to increase its uranium enrichment capacity. Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said Iran intends to complete the construction of a facility in its Natanz nuclear plant to produce advanced centrifuges within a month 25

June 5, 2018 3:35 PM Netflix and YouTube have deep pockets, Channel 4 boss says

Broadcasters in the UK and elsewhere should be “concerned about Netflix and YouTube”, Channel 4’s chief executive has said. Speaking as the broadcaster unveiled its annual report, Alex Mahon said both platforms have “deep pockets”. Ms Mahon said: “But that’s why our strategy is about the particular focus we bring to the UK, what we bring for viewers 13