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The Future Generations Bill has been introduced to the House of Lords

THE FUTURE GENERATIONS BILL HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Lord John Bird's Future Generations Bill has begun its journey towards becoming law after it was introduced to the House of Lords today. While...

ANDREA BOCELLI: THE “EVANGELICAL EMISSARY” COMES TO GLASGOW - LIVE REVIEW

“If God had a singing voice, he would sound a lot like Andrea Bocelli ,” once opined Céline Dion. She has a point. Seeing the great...

 
 
 

NEVIS: ALEXANDER HAMILTON'S HOME ECONOMICS

According to a fictionalised singing version of fourth US President James Madison, Alexander Hamilton “took our country from bankruptcy...

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: SINGING AT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS THE MOST NERVOUS I'VE BEEN

He's the revered creator of rap-musical sensation Hamilton and no stranger to the stage. But ahead of his appearance in the BBC's adventure...

 
 
 

JOHN BIRD: BUILDING A BRIGHTER FUTURE SHOULD BE SECOND NATURE TO US

This week I am walking in the Peak District , it being half-term and me being, in spite of appearances, a young father. We are staying...

GET DRAWING NOW TO CREATE THE BIG ISSUE'S CHRISTMAS COVER!

Our annual kids cover competition has become a much-loved Christmas tradition for our readers. Are you - or do you know - a talented...

 
 
 

BRIAN MAY: ALL-BOYS AND ALL-GIRLS SCHOOLS ARE A TERRIBLE IDEA

I think my main concerns when I was 16 were the same as they are now. I was very passionate about making music. I was entranced by...

FOUR WAYS BUSINESSES ARE SHAPING THE FUTURES OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN LONDON

Mentoring Works programme matches Year 10 and Sixth Form students to business mentors. Students are encouraged to develop knowledge...

 
 
 

“THIS IS IN MEMORY OF MY DAD”

Hi, my name is Aissa. I'm 28. My life changed a lot over the last year and a half. I wanted to share my story as I'm sure others can...

CHANGEMAKERS: THE WOMAN WHO CREATED THE HEALTHIEST BANK AROUND

Around 1.6 million people visited foodbanks in the past year which, according to The Trussell Trust, happens long after they stop being...

 
 
 
World On Fire's Peter Bowker: I won't have WWII rewritten by isolationists

WORLD ON FIRE'S PETER BOWKER: I WON'T HAVE WWII REWRITTEN BY ISOLATIONISTS

Peter Bowker is the award-winning writer of Occupation , Marvellous , Blackpool , Eric and Ernie and The A Word. When he writes a new...

Knife crime: can grassroots succeed where government has failed?

KNIFE CRIME: CAN GRASSROOTS SUCCEED WHERE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED?

In an intervention centre converted from unwanted offices behind the looming towers of Canary Wharf - where six- and seven-figure salaries...

 
 
 

HOW CHURCHES ARE IN THE VANGUARD OF THE STRUGGLE TO DEFEAT POVERTY

Everyday life in breadline Britain is increasingly fragile. The goal for more and more of us is not to thrive, but to survive. Almost...

RICHARD DAWSON: “THE ILLUSION OF STABILITY HAS BEEN STRIPPED BACK”

Richard Dawson's new LP, ‘2020', is pop music as social realism. A series of songs whose depictions of everyday life in modern Britain...

 
 
 
Housing and education policy has impacted on young people's long-term health

HOUSING AND EDUCATION POLICY HAS IMPACTED ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S LONG-TERM HEALTH

A whole government approach is required to secure the future health of today's young people, says the Health Foundation after concluding...

‘PEOPLE ARE GETTING DESPERATE': THE NO-DEAL BREXIT CRISIS FACING FOODBANKS

A no-deal Brexit could leave thousands of already vulnerable people without access to food, a global human rights organisation has...

 
 
 

FACT/FICTION: IS EXERCISE AFTER A FULL ENGLISH BEST FOR POUND-SHEDDING?

How it was told Let's face it, it's the dream to shed a few pounds without changing your diet and doing the bare minimum exercise....

ELBA and T Rowe Price: Opening doors to a bright future in finance

ELBA AND T ROWE PRICE: OPENING DOORS TO A BRIGHT FUTURE IN FINANCE

Barking and Dagenham, along with Hackney, stand in the top 10 most deprived local authorities in England, meaning working-class young...

 
 
 
Caroline Lucas and Yanis Varoufakis search for what went wrong with democracy

CAROLINE LUCAS AND YANIS VAROUFAKIS SEARCH FOR WHAT WENT WRONG WITH DEMOCRACY

There's chaos on the streets of Westminster as the activists of Extinction Rebellion bring traffic to a standstill to highlight the...

Public Libraries - our new report shows urgent need to boost funding

PUBLIC LIBRARIES - OUR NEW REPORT SHOWS URGENT NEED TO BOOST FUNDING

“Public libraries are palaces of the people” Lord John Bird. Libraries give us power. They are places of inspiration and imagination....

 
 
 



'Let the house decide - it would give the country a chance' Bone PULLS APART...

'Let the house decide - it would give the country a chance' Bone PULLS APART Bercow

PETER BONE pulled apart John Bercow in a fiery Commons exchange on Monday as the Speaker of House ruled out giving MPs another say on Boris Johnson's hard-won Brexit deal. Read more ...

Thai king strips 34-year-old royal consort of all titles for 'disloyalty'...

Thai king strips 34-year-old royal consort of all titles for 'disloyalty' and 'ambition'

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West Ham 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news, stadium

West Ham 2019/20 fixtures: Next match, TV schedule, kits, transfer news, stadium

West Ham experienced a rollercoaster ride in 2018/19 after spending huge money last summer, only to suffer major injuries throughout the campaign. But the Hammers have got off... Read more ...

Sheffield United vs Arsenal LIVE - Latest Premier League scores and updates

Sheffield United vs Arsenal LIVE - Latest Premier League scores and updates

Sheffield United and Arsenal bring the Premier League's matchday eight to a conclusion when they clash at Bramall Lane, with the Gunners looking to move up into third spot in... Read more ...

Manchester United fan kicked out of Old Trafford for racially abusing...

Manchester United fan kicked out of Old Trafford for racially abusing Liverpool player

The Premier League launched their ‘No Room for Racism' campaign this weekend Manchester United stewards ejected a supporter for racially abusing Trent Alexander-Arnold during... Read more ...

Coronation Street spoilers: Ryan Clayton reveals Josh's fate as he is stabbed

Coronation Street spoilers: Ryan Clayton reveals Josh's fate as he is stabbed

Coronation Street wardens had a riot on their hands tonight when the prisoners fought back, creating scenes of chaos and violence. And amid the pandemonium, David Platt was... Read more ...

Man dies after three people seriously assaulted in Elgin woods

Man dies after three people seriously assaulted in Elgin woods

An 83-year-old man has died since the attack at Birkenhill Woods in Elgin at 9am this morning. Read more ...

Liverpool dominate Ballon d'Or nominee list/Spurs & Arsenal stars also named

Liverpool dominate Ballon d'Or nominee list/Spurs & Arsenal stars also named

The 30 nominees for this year's prestigious Ballon d'Or award have been announced this evening, with European champions Liverpool having been rewarded for their superb year... Read more ...

Katie Price ‘quits Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins after just 48 hours'...

Katie Price ‘quits Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins after just 48 hours' - after '£120,000 fee' for show

Katie Price has reportedly quits Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins after just 48 hours. Read more ...

Alex Reid threatens to walk off radio show after being referred to as Katie...

Alex Reid threatens to walk off radio show after being referred to as Katie Price's ex husband

Katie Price's ex-husband Alex Reid was furious when he was introduced as her former spouse. Read more ...