Johnson makes 'unbelievably crass' joke about Thatcher closing coal mines
Margaret Thatcher gave "a big early start" to green energy by closing coalmines, Boris Johnson has joked, in comments denounced as "unbelievably crass."
Grade inflation forces ministers to pay for extra medical school places
The government has been forced to fund hundreds of extra places on medical and dental courses at universities in England, as rampant grade inflation unleashed by cancelling exams has meant unexpectedly high numbers of students qualified.
The Guardian view on Tory party funding: shine the light | Editorial
n a speech in 2010, David Cameron dubbed British political lobbying "the next big scandal waiting to happen". Mr Cameron has had his own lobbying troubles since then over the Greensill affair.
Starmer: 'Shetland oil field should be blocked'
The Labour leader has said approval should not be given for a new oil and gas development west of Shetland.
The Cambo field is waiting for final consent from the regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority.
New oil development off Shetland should not go ahead - Starmer
UK authorities are considering whether to allow drilling at the huge Cambo oil field in the North Sea.
Ben Elliot: Conservative Party money man with A-list connections
But Conservative Party co-chair Ben Elliot has now found himself at the centre of a controversy about the secretive world of Tory donor clubs.
UK doctors alarmed at 'shambolic' rollout of Covid jabs for children
UK paediatricians have expressed alarm about a "shambolic" vaccine rollout for children, saying doctors were being "left in the dark" about plans for the programme and unable to answer questions from patients.
What do many terrorists have in common? They abuse women
ive years ago, I began to notice that the perpetrators of some of the worst terrorist attacks had something in common.
Coronavirus: Transport secretary defends travel rule changes
Grant Shapps said restrictions will now be reviewed every three weeks so people could travel "without looking over their shoulders".
Thousands of Britons are in Mexico, which is moving to the red list.
Paul Embery: Pro-Brexit fire union official unfairly sacked, tribunal finds
Paul Embery was also barred from being a Fire Brigades Union (FBU) official for two years after appearing at the Leave Means Leave rally in March 2019.