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UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT COULD LEAVE YOUNG WORKERS WITH JUST £51 A MONTH

The universal credit cut will halve the finances of some of Britain's most disadvantaged young people, according to new analysis, as...

GOVERNMENT CUTS THREATEN EMPLOYMENT RECOVERY, CHARITIES SAY

The number of employees on company payrolls jumped back to pre-pandemic levels in August, Office for National Statistics data showed,...

 
 
 

WHERE IS THE NEW TAX REVENUE GOING? MAYBE DOMINIC CUMMINGS KNOWS

Dominic Cummings is a gas. Remember Dom? The frequently angry-looking fellow in an ill-fitting shirt. Liked driving around the north...

TWO THIRDS OF UK YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL BETRAYED BY GOVERNMENT ON CLIMATE CRISIS

Nearly two thirds of young people in the UK feel the government is betraying them and future generations by failing to act urgently...

 
 
 
One in three homes in the London's financial district are sitting empty

ONE IN THREE HOMES IN THE LONDON'S FINANCIAL DISTRICT ARE SITTING EMPTY

Campaigners have warned failure to bring empty homes back into use and build housing that is affordable for all could hamper the Covid-19...

HOW PRITI PATEL'S NEW POLICING BILL THREATENS YOUR RIGHT TO PROTEST

Peaceful protests and marches could become a thing of the past under the controversial policing bill making its way through parliament,...

 
 
 
Can giving power to the people rebuild trust in politics?

CAN GIVING POWER TO THE PEOPLE REBUILD TRUST IN POLITICS?

Whether it be Brexit, Covid-19 or the climate crisis , trust in politicians and the leaders of today is widely considered to have plummeted...

More than 70 MPs back motion to stop ministers lying in parliament

MORE THAN 70 MPS BACK MOTION TO STOP MINISTERS LYING IN PARLIAMENT

More than 70 MPs have signed a motion for debate in parliament aiming to stop members - including the prime minister - from lying in...

 
 
 
Big Issue founder Lord Bird launches UK's first Future Generations Commission

BIG ISSUE FOUNDER LORD BIRD LAUNCHES UK'S FIRST FUTURE GENERATIONS COMMISSION

Lord John Bird is set to launch the first UK-wide Future Generations Commission in a bid to introduce more long-term thinking in politics...

UNIVERSAL CREDIT CUT WILL LEAVE ‘LONG-TERM SCARS' ON HEALTH OF POOREST PEOPLE

The £20-per-week cut to universal credit will increase sickness in areas where people already have the poorest health, according to...

 
 
 

WATCH THIS POWERFUL VIDEO MADE FOR WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

One man dies by suicide every minute of every day. That is the hard-hitting message at the centre of a powerful video released by globally...

PRITI PATEL'S MIGRANT BOAT PLANS ARE ‘CRUEL AND DESTINED TO FAIL'

Plans from Priti Patel to turn boats of desperate migrants around in the Channel and send them back to French waters are “cruel and...

 
 
 

THIS IS A TURNING POINT IN THE CLIMATE JUSTICE FIGHT

For young people, the taste of freedom from pandemic restrictions is bittersweet. From sudden under-socialisation without schools and...

1 IN 8 PEOPLE WON'T BE ABLE TO AFFORD FOOD WHEN UNIVERSAL CREDIT IS CUT

Around one in eight people will struggle to afford food when Covid-19 support schemes including the £20-per-week increase to universal...

 
 
 

THOUSANDS BECAME HOMELESS DURING PANDEMIC WITH MORE FEARED IN AUTUMN

Councils in England saw a 20 per cent rise in people needing support for homelessness due to unemployment during the first year of...

PERIOD POVERTY ACTIVIST AMIKA GEORGE: ‘PEOPLE UNDERESTIMATE ONLINE ACTIVISM'

Amika George has had quite a year. The period poverty activist published her first book, Make It Happen , in January, was the youngest...

 
 
 
Nathan Evans: Wellerman star says Ed Sheeran made him want to sing

NATHAN EVANS: WELLERMAN STAR SAYS ED SHEERAN MADE HIM WANT TO SING

With Wellerman, Nathan Evans reinvented sea shanties for the TikTok generation. After racking up hundreds of millions of views on the...

GILLES PETERSON IS EXCITED ABOUT THE BRITISH JAZZ EXPLOSION

I am excited. Never before has there been such a strong community of amazing young jazz musicians in the UK. For decades this country...

 
 
 

RESPECT REVIEW: JENNIFER HUDSON IS SENSATIONAL AS ARETHA FRANKLIN

It's a brave soul who steps into the shoes of Aretha Franklin, but chief among the reasons to see this new biopic of her is Jennifer...

PROFESSOR GREEN: GENERATIONAL POVERTY HAS LED TO ANGER

A screaming and shouting minority that exist on the outer points of left and right drown out any opinions of a majority who exist somewhere...

 
 
 



Who is Scarlett Harlett? Meet RuPaul's Drag Race UK star and “Queen of the...

Who is Scarlett Harlett? Meet RuPaul's Drag Race UK star and “Queen of the East End”

We don't have too much longer to wait until we get series three of RuPaul's Drag Race UK - and it must be soon because we already know who the Queen's are that will be gearing... Read more ...

Tyson Fury contradicts his own five-fight wish-list with retirement claim

Tyson Fury contradicts his own five-fight wish-list with retirement claim

Fury has claimed that he only has two or three fights left in his professional career, despite unveiling an opponent hit list which includes Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua and... Read more ...

Marcelo Bielsa asks FA for guidance as to why it upheld Pascal Struijk's red...

Marcelo Bielsa asks FA for guidance as to why it upheld Pascal Struijk's red card

Pascal Struijk was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Harvey Elliott, which left the Liverpool teenager with a fracture dislocation of his left ankle. Leeds lost... Read more ...

Former Scots athletics coach jailed for ‘monstrous' rape and abuse of...

Former Scots athletics coach jailed for ‘monstrous' rape and abuse of teenage girls

Eric Simpson, 73, preyed on his five victims - including raping one Read more ...

Jim Goodwin insists wrongly disallowed goals are costing St Mirren points...

Jim Goodwin insists wrongly disallowed goals are costing St Mirren points and makes Old Firm comparison

The Buddies boss believes there would be more of an uproar if the decisions had gone against Celtic or Rangers. Read more ...

Deontay Wilder makes another change to coaching team for Tyson Fury trilogy...

Deontay Wilder makes another change to coaching team for Tyson Fury trilogy fight

Wilder has announced that Don House will join his team as a third coach for the trilogy clash with Fury, who is a former long-time boxing trainer and former UFC cutman who was... Read more ...

Microsoft enables passwordless accounts for Windows 10, Windows 11, and Xbox

Microsoft enables passwordless accounts for Windows 10, Windows 11, and Xbox

Who doesn't love a good password? Aside from the obvious hackers that seethe at your wise decision not to use ‘password123' or other similarly easy to bypass passwords... Read more ...

Action-JRPG Tales of Arise has already shifted one million copies

Action-JRPG Tales of Arise has already shifted one million copies

Tales of Arise is having a storming start out of the gates. Bandai Namco's new action-JRPG has already beaten the Steam player records of previous games in the series Tales of... Read more ...

Bethenny Frankel claims she heard about Tom Girardi's financial woes four...

Bethenny Frankel claims she heard about Tom Girardi's financial woes four years ago

It was revealed on Wednesday that Erika Jayne and estranged husband Tom Giradi's property in La Quinta is now on the market to help pay off some of the former couple's creditors. Read more ...

Derry Girls creator and star react to comedy being described by media...

Derry Girls creator and star react to comedy being described by media minister as ‘distinctively British'

Derry Girls is set in Derry during the Troubles The creator of Derry Girls has responded to Derry Girls being described as ‘distinctively British' by Media Minister John... Read more ...