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Investigation launched into late payments crippling small businesses

Te Business Secretary has launched a study into tackling payment delays for small businesses from larger, more powerful companies.Grant Shapps said delayed payments are...

The contract of the ship that receives Ukrainian refugees has been extended by five months

YOUUkrainian refugees will spend another five months on a ship that has been hosting them since June this year, the Scottish government has confirmed.The...

Hancock says ministers were told Covid could kill 820,000 people in the UK

matt Hancock has said he was warned the Covid pandemic could kill hundreds of thousands of people in the UK two months before the...

Matt Hancock’s call for dyslexia screening fails because his Bill is out of time

matt Hancock's bid to ensure all children are screened for dyslexia before the end of primary school fell through after legislation ran out of...

Roads ‘may grind to a halt’ if National Highways workers go on strike

YOUnon-members working on England's roads have announced 12 days of strike action over Christmas and New Year.Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union...

Newly elected MP says voters think it’s ‘Labour’s turn’

TThe new Chester MP has said voters have sent a strong message that they think "Labour's turn is up".Samantha Dixon, the former leader of...

Labor retain Chester seat in first electoral test against Sunak

Labour won the City of Chester by-election, retaining the seat and defeating Rishi Sunak in his first electoral test as Prime Minister.Councilor Samantha Dixon...

The government signs a £360 million devolution agreement with Cornwall

Cornwall will benefit from a £360 million devolution deal under new government plans.The proposed deal, which requires local approval and parliamentary approval, would give...

Shopper visitor numbers fall ‘dreich’ for Scottish retailers, industry warns

SThe number of hoppers in Scotland has fallen by 15% compared to pre-pandemic levels, new figures show.The data for November also shows that mall...

Rishi Sunak: Threat of NHS strike action ‘deeply regrettable’

TThe Prime Minister has said the threat of strikes in the NHS is "deeply regrettable", and stressed pay must be "fair" for both taxpayers...

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