Politics

Is UK shale gas extraction posing a risk to public health?

More needs to be done to investigate the risks to human health that extracting shale gas poses, suggests a personal view published

New Report Reveals UK’s Top Attractions Not Up To Scratch for Disabled Visitors

• As Easter holiday getaway begins, new Vitalise report reveals UK’s top tourist attractions not up to scratch for disabled visitors

• Survey also finds people with disabilities have little faith in tourist attractions’ accessibility claims

How Do You Eat Yours?

With millions of Brits ready to crack open their Easter eggs this Sunday, a survey by oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation has discovered the majority of people plan to scoff their chocolaty treats down in one go.

EU votes to curb food speculation

The European Parliament voted last night to restrict speculation by banks and hedge funds, to prevent them driving up food prices and fuelling global hunger.

Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries

Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most

Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, finds a study

Nigel Farage Responds to Expenses Allegations

It has been alleged that the UK Independence Party leader, Nigel Farage, had £50,000 to £60,000 in EU funds, now described by some as ‘missing’, paid into his personal bank account.

Osborne’s admirable tax cuts plans are supported by flawed research

The methodology behind a Treasury report published yesterday by George Osborne with the aim of highlighting the economic advantages of tax cuts while borrowing remains high, has been slammed as “utterly flawed”, by a leading economics expert.

Britons Favour Onshore Wind Over Fracking by Three to One

• Government accused of ignoring own research on energy policy

The majority of people in Britain would prefer to live near a wind farm than a fracking site, new YouGov research commissioned by Ecotricity revealed today.

Consulting Association Black List – what are your legal rights if you’re on it?

If you work in the construction industry then you’ll no doubt be aware of The Consulting Association. Their blacklist

Surge in Self-Employed Shows Jobs market is Unstable Says TUC

According to Frances O’Grady, the TUC general secretary, the large rise in the number of self employed workers does not show an increased entrepreneurial spirit but is a reflection of a shift towards more insecure methods of earning a living.

Why Are We Afraid Of Blowing The Whistle?

‘Whistleblowing’ is considered to be a rather scary concept. When one thinks of whistleblowers the mind may automatically jump to thinking about Edward Snowden fleeing to Hong Kong and then Russia after leaking confidential documents

3.8 Million Families Are One Pay Cheque From Housing Misery

According to the homeless charity Shelter, there are 3.8 million families in the UK that are just one pay cheque away from the start of a slippery slope to homelessness.