Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Andy Burnham: North ‘needs transport investment now’

Image caption Political and business leaders have gathered at a transport summit in Leeds’ Cloth Hall Court The north of England “needs transport investment now”, the Mayor of Greater Manchester said as northern leaders gather at a transport summit in Leeds. In a tweet, Andy Burnham said: “We are here with one loud, clear and […]

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Grenfell Tower management to be removed – Theresa May

Media captionTheresa May says “people were pleased” to hear the TMO was being removed The organisation that manages Grenfell Tower is to be stripped of responsibility for the west London estate it is part of, the PM has said. Theresa May said she had a “respectful” meeting with survivors of the fire, which left at […]

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Brexit: No ‘direct jurisdiction’ for ECJ after Brexit, say ministers

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK will no longer be under the “direct jurisdiction” of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, a government policy paper will say. Ministers say they want a “special partnership” with the EU, but it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the ECJ […]

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Labour MP says ‘merit’ in women-only train carriages

Image copyright Getty Images Women-only train carriages could combat the rise in sexual offences on public transport, a Labour MP has said. Shadow fire minister Chris Williamson said it would be “worth consulting” on the policy after such crimes doubled in the past five years. However, Labour colleagues have criticised the move as “normalising attacks”. […]

North should ‘take control’ of transport, says Grayling

North should ‘take control’ of transport, says Grayling

Image copyright Transport for Greater Manchester The north of England’s leaders should “take control” of their own transport networks, Chris Grayling has said. Writing in the Yorkshire Post, the transport secretary said: “The success of northern transport depends on the North itself.” The article comes ahead of a transport summit in the region to be […]

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin tour of Scottish seats

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin tour of Scottish seats

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jeremy Corbyn spoke at rallies in Scotland prior to June’s snap general election, such as this one in Glasgow Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to begin a tour of Scottish constituencies with a visit to the Western Isles. Mr Corbyn will meet staff at Harris Tweed Hebrides before addressing a […]

Childcare website ‘must be improved’, says Morgan

Childcare website ‘must be improved’, says Morgan

Image copyright Getty Images The website parents in England use to apply for financial help with childcare must be improved, says Nicky Morgan who chairs the Treasury Committee, . Parents first reported glitches with the Childcare Service website mid-May – just weeks after it was made live. HM Revenue & Customs, which runs the site, […]

European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK

European Court of Justice not necessary or appropriate, says UK

Media captionWhy the fuss about the European Court of Justice? The UK is to tell the EU it is “neither necessary nor appropriate” for the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to police their relationship after Brexit. The government wants a “deep and special partnership” with the EU – while staying clear of the ECJ’s jurisdiction, […]

Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis

Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis

Vince Cable says the Liberal Democrats will keep pushing for the legalisation of cannabis. The party’s new leader believes it makes sense to “regulate and control the market” rather than let criminals “control the mixing of substances”. The government say it has “no plans to legalise cannabis”. It says it remains a Class B drug […]

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones hold Brexit talks

Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones hold Brexit talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Jones and Ms Sturgeon say their governments are working together to ensure devolution is not damaged by Brexit The Scottish and Welsh first ministers are to hold talks on the next steps in their campaign against the UK government’s Brexit legislation. Nicola Sturgeon and Carwyn Jones claim Westminster […]