The think-tank criticised Theresa May's "silence" on her negotiating position for leaving the EU Negotiating Brexit could cost £65m and require 520 more staff, think-tank warns

The think-tank criticised Theresa May's "silence" on her negotiating position for leaving the EU Planning for Brexit could cost the Government £65 million a year and involve hiring at least 500 civil servants - but time is being "wasted" on "political squabbles and turf wars", a new report warns. Read Full Story

 

Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey said the availability and range of provision in the community for women who offend is 'still inconsistent' Lack of funds harming female offender rehabilitation efforts – report

Chief Inspector of Probation Dame Glenys Stacey said the availability and range of provision in the community for women who offend is 'still inconsistent' A shortage of accommodation and lack of funding are hampering efforts to help female offenders turn away from crime, a watchdog has warned. Read Full Story

 

Ben Emmerson QC has been suspended from duty from the national probe into child sex abuse Child sex abuse probe lawyer read about his suspension on the internet

Ben Emmerson QC has been suspended from duty from the national probe into child sex abuse The national probe into child sex abuse has been plunged into fresh controversy after its senior lawyer said he learned of his suspension from the investigation via the internet. Read Full Story

 

The figures concern households which fall into the 'homeless' category Prime Minister warned as number of homeless hits record levels, figures reveal

The figures concern households which fall into the 'homeless' category Tory MPs have told Theresa May that tackling homelessness will be a key test of her commitment to social justice after official figures showed it had risen to its highest level for nearly a decade. Read Full Story

 

Emily Thornberry said while Labour may discuss Brexit options with the SNP, there will be no pact with the nationalists Emily Thornberry open to talks with SNP in bid to avoid ‘hard Brexit’

Emily Thornberry said while Labour may discuss Brexit options with the SNP, there will be no pact with the nationalists Labour's shadow foreign secretary has said she would hold talks with the SNP in a bid to keep the UK in the single market - although she ruled out the possibility of Scotland striking a separate Brexit deal from the rest of the country. Read Full Story

 

Jeremy Corbyn said investment would reduce borrowing in the long term Jeremy Corbyn says ‘cost being worked out’ for Labour’s proposed investment bank

Jeremy Corbyn said investment would reduce borrowing in the long term Jeremy Corbyn says the cost of increased debt from Labour's proposed national investment bank "is being worked out" as he refused to give a firm figure. Read Full Story

 

Ian Murray Ian Murray says Brexit an opportunity to bring more powers to Holyrood

Ian Murray Former shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray has argued powers over agriculture and fisheries should be repatriated directly to Holyrood when the UK leaves the European Union. Read Full Story

 

Scottish Government under fire for “smash and grab” raid on north-east council tax payers

North-east councillors have accused the Scottish Government of staging a "smash and grab raid" on council tax payers in the region. Read Full Story

 

Junior doctors have complained that Jeremy Hunt wrongly imposed the contract on NHS employers Junior doctors urged to abandon industrial action after court ruling on contract

Junior doctors have complained that Jeremy Hunt wrongly imposed the contract on NHS employers Doctors' leaders have been urged to stop threatening industrial action in the wake of a High Court judge's ruling on an NHS contract dispute. Read Full Story

 

Historian E P Thompson grew disillusioned with the Communist Party of Great Britain, seen here launching its election campaign in London's Trafalgar Square, newly released files show I’ve left you: Historian’s break-up letter to Communist Party revealed

Historian E P Thompson grew disillusioned with the Communist Party of Great Britain, seen here launching its election campaign in London's Trafalgar Square, newly released files show The bitter break-up between one of Britain's most famous left-wing academics and the Communist Party has been revealed in newly released secret files. Read Full Story