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The government's mobile phone crackdown in schools doesn't ring true
Paul McNamee

The government's mobile phone crackdown in schools doesn't ring true

We need meaningful action if we want to tackle behavioural problems in schools, not unrealistic policies
Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem
childcare
Childcare

Tories have promised free childcare for working families. But there's a major problem

'Dysfunctional' mental health services failing to meet demand, doctors warn: 'It's broken'
Reception area in an NHS hospital
Mental health

'Dysfunctional' mental health services failing to meet demand, doctors warn: 'It's broken'

'Illegal vapes are already flooding the market': What impact will disposable vapes ban really have?
Disposable vapes

'Illegal vapes are already flooding the market': What impact will disposable vapes ban really have?

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how
Paul Kissack

Millions in UK need to double their income to escape poverty – but change is possible. Here's how

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy
economy/ jeremy hunt
Paul Swinney

UK has become the sick man of Europe since 2010. Politicians must get a grip on the economy

It's 20 years and six prime ministers since UK last saw a sustained fall in poverty. Yes, really
Poverty

It's 20 years and six prime ministers since UK last saw a sustained fall in poverty. Yes, really

BBC cuts to local radio are a cost we cannot afford: 'Vulnerable people rely on radio'
A 1970s radio
Radio

BBC cuts to local radio are a cost we cannot afford: 'Vulnerable people rely on radio'

Uncertainty over minister for disabled people role sparks backlash: 'What message does this send?'
dwp
DWP

Uncertainty over minister for disabled people role sparks backlash: 'What message does this send?'

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor
30 hours free childcare
Childcare

All the ways the government's childcare plans will help richer parents and hurt the poor

Net migration to UK hit record high in 2022, new figures show – with 'strong public support'
Migration

Net migration to UK hit record high in 2022, new figures show – with 'strong public support'

Pensions, taxes and benefits: What does Autumn Statement 2023 mean for you and your bank balance?
Hunt with Autumn Statement
Autumn Statement

Pensions, taxes and benefits: What does Autumn Statement 2023 mean for you and your bank balance?

We grilled new children's minister about UK kids living in destitution. It didn't go well
children's minister
Exclusive

We grilled new children's minister about UK kids living in destitution. It didn't go well

Amputee pensioner refused higher rate of disability benefit by DWP: 'I couldn't understand it'
Ian Meldrum
Disability benefits

Amputee pensioner refused higher rate of disability benefit by DWP: 'I couldn't understand it'

Instead of helping disabled people, Rishi Sunak wants to force us to work ourselves to death
Rishi Sunak
Rachel Charlton-Dailey

Instead of helping disabled people, Rishi Sunak wants to force us to work ourselves to death

Government warned tougher benefit rules will cause 'destitution': 'People are struggling'
jeremy hunt/ benefits sanctions
Benefits

Government warned tougher benefit rules will cause 'destitution': 'People are struggling'

Families sharing single rooms plagued with damp and mould: Reality of life in the asylum system
Asylum seekers

Families sharing single rooms plagued with damp and mould: Reality of life in the asylum system

Disabled people are suffering as a result of government neglect. It's time we united for justice
disabled people protesting
Disability Rights UK

Disabled people are suffering as a result of government neglect. It's time we united for justice

How government blows tens of millions in taxpayer cash fighting disability benefit claims
dwp
Disability benefits

How government blows tens of millions in taxpayer cash fighting disability benefit claims

Man left severely disabled after sudden stroke. Now he's homeless and trapped in a 'vicious circle'
Gary, who is now disabled
Disability

Man left severely disabled after sudden stroke. Now he's homeless and trapped in a 'vicious circle'

Blind woman mistakenly refused disability benefits by DWP: 'I was in shock'
Braille on protest poster
Disability benefits

Blind woman mistakenly refused disability benefits by DWP: 'I was in shock'

Disability benefits companies used to be fined millions by DWP – but not anymore. What happened?
dwp protest
Disability benefits

Disability benefits companies used to be fined millions by DWP – but not anymore. What happened?

What to expect from Liz Kendall as Keir Starmer's controversial shadow work and pensions secretary
Liz Kendall
Cabinet reshuffle

What to expect from Liz Kendall as Keir Starmer's controversial shadow work and pensions secretary

Government's new welfare reforms could cause 'huge anxiety for disabled people'
Disability benefits

Government's new welfare reforms could cause 'huge anxiety for disabled people'

Disabled people face 'harrowing' and 'inhumane' benefits assessments, MPs warn in Westminster debate
Disability symbol on ground
Disability benefits

Disabled people face 'harrowing' and 'inhumane' benefits assessments, MPs warn in Westminster debate