MPs accused the government of seeking to bribe local councils to grant planning permission for controversial fracking projects today, just as new figures showed Britain’s shale gas regulator has only six staff dedicated to fracking full time.
Chairman of the Justice for Families group says the legal system is stacked heavily against individuals and in favour of local authorities
Young asylum-seekers sharing a room with adults are at risk of abuse
Prime Minister accused of being unaware of the impact of government austerity measures on the city
The Conservatives are being urged to trump Labour by promising to build 300,000 new homes a year, in an attempt to shed their “party of the rich” image.
Polluted sites could go untreated as cash-strapped councils have to foot the bill to investigate possible contamination
Do the Government have any intention of providing for the 13 mlllion who live below the poverty line in Britain?
A major power company is offering to pay for Christmas dinner in local pubs or restaurants for people whose supplies remain cut off today.
Thousands of patients still live in hospitals, a year on from Government promises to transform adult social care
In bigger towns and cities only one service in 20 receives support, while in some rural areas almost every bus is subsidised
Birmingham City Council has revealed its official email blacklist, with some surprising results
The number of public sector workers on low wages doubles to more than one million, with women and part-time staff disproportionately affected by squeeze on incomes
A man from Pakistan sought to bolster his immigration case, judges decide
Help for victims of domestic violence in a state of crisis, warns national survey
An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards
The Government is breaking its promise to ensure that a new council house or flat is built to replace every one sold to tenants, official figures have revealed.