Theresa May pledges help for young on fees and housing

Theresa May pledges help for young on fees and housing

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is set to announce that tuition fees will be frozen at £9,250 a year in an overhaul of student funding. The prime minister said the repayment threshold would also rise, so graduates will only start paying back loans once they earn £25,000, rather than £21,000. The announcement, as the Tory […]

Ruth Davidson: UK is too ‘London-centric’

Ruth Davidson: UK is too ‘London-centric’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ruth Davidson is due to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester later Ruth Davidson is to demand Scotland benefits more from being part of the Union with a plea for more government jobs to be relocated north. The Scottish Conservative leader will say the UK “continues to be far […]

Austria bans full-face veils

Austria’s law banning face veils – such as burkhas or niqabs – comes into effect on Sunday. The law comes at a time when major political parties are tapping into a mood of Islamophobia, ahead of a general election next month, which could see a far right party join the coalition government. There are around […]

Ruth Davidson: UK is too ‘London-centric’ – BBC News

Ruth Davidson: UK is too ‘London-centric’ – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ruth Davidson is due to address the Conservative Party conference in Manchester later Ruth Davidson is to demand Scotland benefits more from being part of the Union with a plea for more government jobs to be relocated north. The Scottish Conservative leader will say the UK “continues to be far […]

Catalan referendum: Activists occupy schools ahead of vote

Catalan referendum: Activists occupy schools ahead of vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pro-independence activists have occupied designated polling stations More than 160 schools in Catalonia have been occupied by activists trying to keep them open ahead of the region’s banned independence referendum, Spain’s central government says. Police visited 1,300 of the 2,315 schools in Catalonia designated as polling stations, finding 163 occupied. […]