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Prime Minister appoints leading KC to investigate bullying claims against Dominic Raab

Rishi Sunak has asked Adam Tolley KC to look into the allegations made against his deputy A senior lawyer has been appointed by Rishi Sunak to look into complaints of bullying behaviour by Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab. Commercial and employment law specialist Adam Tolley KC will look into the claims made against Mr Raab after two formal complaints were submitted about his conduct. Downing Street has indicated Mr Tolley’s […]

todayNovember 23, 2022 12


Sam Ryder tops incredible 12 months full of fabulous blessings headlining NYE

Sam Ryder will round off an “incredible” 2022 playing the BBC into the New Year with some of music’s biggest stars, the broadcaster said. The British singer, 33, rose to fame after he came second behind Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, giving the UK its best result for more than 20 years. He achieved the success with his uplifting pop song Space Man, which he went […]

todayNovember 22, 2022 22


England and Wales up and running at World Cup amid off pitch concerns for fans

The Three Lions and the Dragons sit first and second in the Group B table England powered to their first World Cup 2022 win and Wales secured a valuable point as the home nations got their campaigns under way in Qatar. The Three Lions comfortably overcame Iran 6-2 to head straight to the top of group B before Wales battled back after a disappointing first half to draw 1-1 against the USA. For […]

todayNovember 22, 2022 15


Sir Keir Starmer to warn businesses days of low pay and cheap labour must end

The Labour leader wants to end Britain's 'immigration dependancy' Sir Keir Starmer will warn bosses the days of “low pay and cheap labour” must end as he tells them to train up UK workers to end Britain’s “immigration dependency”. The Labour leader will signal in a speech on Tuesday that he would be willing to accept increased skilled immigration on the path to his vision of ending the “low pay model”. Addressing […]

todayNovember 22, 2022 14


Gareth Southgate warns England will have to improve despite emphatic opening win

England boss Gareth Southgate warned his players that their World Cup progress in Qatar will be curtailed early unless they cut out the sloppiness that crept in towards the end of Monday’s superb win against Iran. The Three Lions roared to a memorable 6-2 victory over Carlos Queiroz’s normally obdurate opponents in Monday’s Group B opener at the Khalifa International Stadium. Brilliant Bukayo Saka struck a brace on a night […]

todayNovember 21, 2022 17


Legislation introduced to push back deadline to form a Stormont Executive

Legislation has been introduced at Westminster to push back the deadline by which a Northern Ireland Executive must be formed. The Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill also sees MLA salaries slashed by about a third while the Assembly is unable to conduct business, and take “limited but necessary steps” to maintain public services. The draft legislation was introduced to the House of Commons on Monday evening; Northern Ireland Secretary […]

todayNovember 21, 2022 18


Tumbling oil price weighs on Londons top stocks

Reports that Saudi Arabia and its allies could up oil production helped push down the value of London’s top index on Monday after a lacklustre session of trading. Shares in Shell, BP and Harbour Energy all closed down heavily after a report in the Wall Street Journal sent oil prices down. Opec, the cartel of oil-producing countries, will discuss the potential of increasing production by up to half a million […]

todayNovember 21, 2022 37


BQ owner to update outlook for DIY sector amid income squeeze

B&Q owner Kingfisher is set to reveal how the DIY sector is faring as consumers face squeezed household budgets and the housing market slows. The FTSE 100-listed firm will give shareholders an update on its trading over the latest quarter on Thursday, and investors will be looking eagle-eyed at the company’s outlook for home improvement retailers. Kingfisher, which also owns tools retailer Screwfix, reported sliding profits in its half-year results […]

todayNovember 20, 2022 9


Government has not given up on social care reform insists Health Secretary

Health Secretary Steve Barclay said the Government has not abandoned the promised reforms of social care as he acknowledged the NHS was under “severe pressure”. Mr Barclay insisted the pressures on the NHS were “predominantly” to do with the pandemic, but admitted the entire crisis could not be blamed on Covid-19. It comes in the wake of an autumn statement that saw Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announce the health service will […]

todayNovember 20, 2022 11