Month: November 2023

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Data protection watchdog offers tips on buying smart devices on Black Friday

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged the public to think about their data privacy before buying smart tech devices in Black Friday sales. The data protection regulator has issued a set of tips for shoppers ahead of the online sales event, reminding them to research how different smart devices collect their data before purchasing them. The tips encourage people to “think before you click” to buy a new smart […]

todayNovember 15, 2023 8

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UK inflation drops sharply as PM says pledge has been delivered

UK inflation dropped sharply to the lowest level in two years last month, as the Prime Minister said his pledge to halve inflation by the end of the year has been “delivered”. Consumer Prices Index inflation was 4.6% in October, down from 6.7% in September, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The slowdown in inflation came after energy prices soared last year. Energy bills were capped […]

todayNovember 15, 2023 4

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Charities sound alarm over migrant parents being denied vital childcare

A letter has been sent to Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, signed by 21 organisations supporting families Charities have called for an end to potentially hundreds of thousands of migrant parents being denied access to crucial free childcare because they are categorised as “not present” in the UK. A letter sent to Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, signed by 21 organisations supporting families and exclusively shared with the PA news agency, said […]

todayNovember 15, 2023 3

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King to launch food project and celebrate work of nurses on 75th birthday

The King’s 75th birthday will be a working day for the monarch marked by gun salutes across the capital. Charles will officially launch the Coronation Food Project with the Queen which aims to bridge the gap between food waste and food need. The royal couple will visit a surplus food distribution centre outside London and meet staff and volunteers to hear about the ways in which food waste can be […]

todayNovember 14, 2023 6

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Private parole hearing for one of killers of James Bulger to begin

A parole hearing for one of the killers of two-year-old James Bulger will take place behind closed doors over the next two days. The oral hearing to decide whether Jon Venables can be released after his latest sentence for possessing child abuse images is due to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales Caroline Corby ruled that proceedings should take place in private, in […]

todayNovember 14, 2023 9

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Austerity era PM Cameron back on world stage several years on from Brexit exit

Britain’s new Foreign Secretary David Cameron will need little introduction to world leaders, diplomats and voters. The former prime minister has returned to frontline politics, joining Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet seven years after his failure to win the 2016 Brexit referendum effectively cut short his political career. The last image of Mr Cameron most voters will remember was outside Number 10, announcing his resignation the morning after millions of Britons voted […]

todayNovember 13, 2023 7

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Yousaf and Robison should refer themselves for WhatsApp probe Tories say

First Minister Humza Yousaf and his deputy should refer themselves to the independent adviser for the ministerial code over suggestions they misled parliament, the Scottish Tories have said. Mr Yousaf and Shona Robison have been under fire in the past week after the Scottish Government published a timeline of its dealings with the UK Covid-19 Inquiry and when it was asked to divulge WhatsApp messages. The timeline showed requests for […]

todayNovember 13, 2023 7

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Sunak pledges hard headed foreign policy that helps shape the world

Rishi Sunak will outline his vision for a “hard-headed” foreign policy approach that defends UK values from adversaries at a time for “moral clarity” as war rages in the Middle East and Ukraine. The Prime Minister will speak of the UK’s desire to “shape the world” as he highlights his record on forging international partnerships on defence, trade and migration. Mr Sunak, who has claimed he represents change from his […]

todayNovember 13, 2023 6

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King to celebrate 75th birthday with causes close to his heart

The King celebrates his 75th birthday on Tuesday, just over a year after acceding to the throne. The monarch, who is 14 months into his job as head of state, reaches his three-quarter century milestone in the same year he was crowned, and a week after opening Parliament for the first time as sovereign. Charles, who will still receive his daily red boxes full of policy papers, Foreign Office messages, […]

todayNovember 12, 2023 8

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