Owen Smith says he is committed to fairness and equality at work Owen Smith pledges ‘equality of outcome’ in break with Blair era

Owen Smith says he is committed to fairness and equality at work Labour leadership contender Owen Smith has committed himself to greater equality at work, announcing plans to appoint a cabinet-level minister to deliver fair employment. Read Full Story

 

There could be a spike in immigration before a tightening of the free movement rules post-Brexit, the Home Affairs Committee has warned Brexit could spark surge in immigration before end of free movement – report

There could be a spike in immigration before a tightening of the free movement rules post-Brexit, the Home Affairs Committee has warned Post-Brexit attempts to limit immigration and uncertainty during negotiations with Brussels could spark a "surge" in arrivals, a Commons report suggests. Read Full Story

 

Wales staged the 1958 Empire Games Wales out of the running to stage 2026 Commonwealth Games amid Brexit fears

Wales staged the 1958 Empire Games Economic uncertainty following Britain's decision to leave the European Union has seen Wales bin plans to stage the 2026 Commonwealth Games, officials said. Read Full Story

 

Liam Fox's first overseas trip since becoming International Trade Secretary was to the US Liam Fox reveals plans for offices to boost UK business ties with US

Liam Fox's first overseas trip since becoming International Trade Secretary was to the US On his first overseas trip since being named International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox has announced plans for the establishment of three new offices designed to boost British business ties with the USA. Read Full Story

 

The country's human capital has soared by a multiple of 112 over the past 250 years, the report says Brexit test will be its effect on Britain’s reserves of talent, study finds

The country's human capital has soared by a multiple of 112 over the past 250 years, the report says Britain's wealth over the past 250 years has been driven by people, and the test of Brexit will be how it affects the country's reserves of talent, a new study has found. Read Full Story

 

Stephen Twigg said "doubt and uncertainty" had been raised MPs call for investigation into war in Yemen

Stephen Twigg said "doubt and uncertainty" had been raised MPs have called for an investigation into the war in Yemen after the Government backtracked on its insistence that the Saudi-led coalition has not breached international humanitarian law in the conflict. Read Full Story

 

Miles Briggs is concerned by the figures Shocking rise in the number of youngsters on antidepressants

Miles Briggs is concerned by the figures The number of youngsters taking antidepressants in the north and north-east has soared by more than two-thirds in the last six years. Read Full Story

 

The total number of deaths was down from the five-year high of 17 seen in 2014/15 14 deaths in or following police custody over 2015/16, report says

The total number of deaths was down from the five-year high of 17 seen in 2014/15 Fourteen people died in or following police custody in the space of a year, and there were three fatal shootings by officers, figures have shown. Read Full Story

 

Virgin Money said it was well placed to deal with the fallout of Britain's decision to quit the EU Virgin Money reports sharp rise in profits

Virgin Money said it was well placed to deal with the fallout of Britain's decision to quit the EU Virgin Money has reported a sharp rise in profits for the first half of the year, adding that it is well placed to deal with the fallout of Britain's decision to quit the European Union. Read Full Story