Government To Create 5,000 New Nursing Training Places

As part of government efforts to boost the NHS workforce in England, more than 5,000 new places on nursing training courses are to be created each year. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that through a four-year apprenticeship at local hospitals,...

West Midlands Police Left With £1m Bill After Terror Attacks

More than £1m was spent by West Midlands Police on extra staffing costs and overtime during two of this year's terrorist attacks on UK soil. The force spent £414,000 responding to the Parsons Green tube station bombing last month, and...

Rise In Hate Crimes Against Met Police

Official figures show the number of police officers and staff in London subjected to racist or religious hate crime has risen by more than 50% in two years. 667 police officers in total were victims of racist or religious hate crimes in...

Government’s 10 Year August Low For Borrowing Due To Strong VAT Revenue

Official figures show strong VAT receipts have helped government borrowing to fall to its lowest August level since 2007. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the government's deficit narrowed to £5.7bn last month, compared with £7bn a year...

UK Retail Sales Grow

Compared with the previous month, retail sales grew in August by 1% with sales of clothing and non-essential items reported as major contributors. Sales volumes were 2.4% higher when compared to last August, according to the figures released by the...

NHS Staff Demand Pay Rise

Unions representing NHS workers have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise as well as an extra £800 to make up for the "cut" they have seen over recent years. Pay has fallen by 15% since 2010...

Patients Turning To Private Treatment Instead of NHS

A report has revealed how a growing number of patients are paying for private treatment to beat rationing and delays for treatment imposed by the cash-strapped NHS. The report details how many are increasingly paying up to £14,880 for operations such as...

Pay Cap To Be Lifted For Police And Prison Officers

For the first time, the government is to lift the 1% public sector pay cap for both police and prison officers. Its is expected that ministers will accept recommendations for higher pay rises this week and also to pave the...

Man Who Called For All British Muslims To Be Killed After Manchester Attack Jailed

Keegan Jakovlevs, whose post on Facebook called for all British Muslims to be killed, has been jailed for a year. The man had previously pleaded guilty to publishing material with the intention of stirring up religious hatred. Wrexham man Jakovlev was...

Bias Against Ethnic Minorities In Justice System Exposed In Review

Labour MP David Lammy, who led the review, said young offenders from ethnic minorities will become "the next generation" of criminals unless the justice system is reformed. The system in England and Wales is biased against those from ethnic minority...