Monthly Archives: October 2015

Housing Associations back Right to Buy deal

From 24Dash: It has been revealed that 86% of NHF members voted in support of the deal, representing 93% of the sector’s total rented homes. In an email sent to housing associations and seen by 24housing editorial team, David Orr … Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith to station job advisors at food banks:

From Huffington Post: The Government wants to station job centre advisors at food banks to help get hard-pressed families work in a significant extension of the role of charities. Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, told MPs that … Continue reading

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Tampon Tax: List of MPs who voted against scrapping VAT on tampons

305 MPs voted against scrapping VAT on tampons, here’s a list of them: Mp Name Constituency Vote Nigel Adams Selby and Ainsty Con Adam Afriyie Windsor Con Peter Aldous Waveney Con Lucy Allan Telford Con Heidi Allen South Cambridgeshire Con … Continue reading

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Snowden: GCHQ can hack smart phones to listen in on surroundings

From BBC News: Smartphone users can do “very little” to stop security services getting “total control” over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said. The former intelligence contractor told the BBC’s Panorama that UK intelligence agency GCHQ had the … Continue reading

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Rival London mayoral candidates address Heathrow runway protest:

From BBC News: Rival mayoral candidates have united to condemn plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. They addressed a protest in Parliament Square, central London, attended by more than 1,000 people. Conservative contender for City Hall, Zac Goldsmith, … Continue reading

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GPs being paid to cut patient referrals

From BBC News: Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation has found. GP practices are being paid to help local NHS groups limit the number … Continue reading

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