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100 Years of Votes for Women

Today – on the 6th February 2018 – marks the centenary since women in the U.K. gained the right to vote. This time one hundred years ago parliament passed the Representation of People Act giving the right to vote to women aged over 30 giving, 8 million women the suffrage they deserved. One hundred years …Read More

The War on Plastic

The Prime Minister Theresa May declared a ‘war on plastic’ last week as she revealed her 25 year environmental plan. She has committed to eliminating all avoidable plastic waste by the year 2042, stating that she wishes to “make ours the first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than we found …Read More

Nick Clegg To Be Knighted In New Years Honours List

A Lib Dems party spokesperson has declined to “comment on any honours list speculation”, but the announcement is expected to be made on Saturday (December 30) when the full Honours list is revealed. Clegg will honoured for his work as both a cabinet minister and deputy leader under the 2010 – 2015 coalition with David …Read More

45,000 UK Retailers face financial difficulty this Christmas

Nearly 45,000 retailers are in financial distress this Christmas, as a snowy weekend and the squeeze on consumer spending-power hits sales One reason for flagging sales this Christmas may be because of Black Friday. Despite the most protracted squeeze on household income in memory, officials at the Office for National Statistics said the American-inspired promotional …Read More

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is set to to marry his American actor girlfriend Meghan Markle in spring next year, Clarence House has announced. On ‘The Royal Family’ Facebook page a copy of the announcement reads: “His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and …Read More

Birmingham To Open First ‘Zero Waste’ Supermarket

Birmingham is set to have its very own ‘zero waste’ supermarket next year, as the conversation surrounding single-use plastics and packaging begins to gain momentum. The Clean Kilo will be a shop where virtually no plastic packaging exists and where customers can bring their own reusable containers to fill with the products on sale. Customers …Read More

Labour MP To Be Investigated Over Offensive Comments

The Labour Party says it is investigating Jared O’mara, after allegations emerged about his “comments and behaviour”. Mr O’Mara – the recently elected MP for Sheffield Hallam – has already apologised for homophobic and misogynistic remarks he made online between 2002 and 2004. He has also quit the House of Commons ‘Women and Equalities Committee’ …Read More

Storm Ophelia – Britain’s New Reality?

Here in the British Isles we are used to a certain level of dreariness, grey skies and drizzle with the occasional knee-deep flooding after a particularly prolonged period of said drizzle. Our green and pleasant land has rarely seen anything such as the ferocity of the recent wrath of Storm Ophelia, as it came in …Read More

Birmingham’s Charity Bears Sold for £250,000

If you were in Birmingham or the Black Country over the summer – you may have seen a bear. For 10 weeks, over a hundred colourful ‘sun bear’ sculptures were on display in a trail spanning 70 miles, in a collection called ‘The Big Sleuth’. The ceramic bears, standing at 5 foot 6, were designed …Read More