A report published by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has found the UK Government has been selling tear gas to countries on its own human rights watch list, including Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
A report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found the gap between private school fees and state school spending per pupil in England has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
The government has set out plans to make it illegal for restaurateurs to take customer tips or service charge payments from workers.
The Policing Inspectorate (HMICFRS) have today announced the release of their keenly awaited review of the policing response to violence against women and girls, announced in response to the murder of Sarah Everard in March of this year.
The Scottish Parliament yesterday (9 September 2021) voted in favour of launching a vaccine passport scheme which will require people in Scotland to prove they have been fully vaccinated before they can enter nightclubs and large events. The Scottish Government hopes the scheme will encourage everyone, particularly young people, to get fully vaccinated, and will also make venues and events safer, making further restrictions less likely.
News of labour shortages have flooded the media in recent weeks and many have called for relaxed rules on migration to enable European workers to fill these posts.
Late on Thursday night, 22 year old Jake Davison gunned down five victims near his home in Plymouth before turning the gun on himself. The victims included his own mother, Maxine Davison, and a three year old girl, Sophie Martyn. A tragedy in itself, but unfortunately not unpredictable.
Yesterday, whilst on a tour of Northern Scotland, Boris Johnson said: “Thanks to Margaret Thatcher, who closed so many coal mines across the country, we had a big early start and we’re now moving rapidly away from coal altogether.”
1339 people died as a result of drug misuse in Scotland in 2020, an increase of 75 from the previous year, marking a seventh consecutive year of record deaths.
Tomorrow marks 100 days until the start of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. It is due to take place in November having been pushed back a year, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.