House of Lords

Government branded ‘disgrace’ after bid to strengthen Sarah Everard inquiry voted down at 12.30am
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Government branded ‘disgrace’ after bid to strengthen Sarah Everard inquiry voted down at 12.30am

The House of Lords voted at nearly half past midnight to reject the amendment – with some saying it would have passed had it taken place earlier.

Big Issue founder John Bird makes maiden speech in House of Lords
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Big Issue founder John Bird makes maiden speech in House of Lords

In an “astounding” maiden speech, Baron Bird of Notting Hill spoke of the work of The Big Issue in preventing poverty in Britain

Big Issue founder John Bird appointed to the House of Lords
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Big Issue founder John Bird appointed to the House of Lords

John Bird has been appointed as a crossbencher to the House of Lords, and will work for “social opportunity and social justice”

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