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Schools ‘desperately need’ cash injection, MPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Schools and colleges in England need a “multi-billion cash injection” and a long-term approach to funding, say MPs on the Education Select Committee. Its report on school funding confirms the concerns of head teachers and teachers’ unions who have protested about worsening budget shortages. The committee …

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Brexit: MPs back bid to block Parliament suspension

Image copyright PA Media MPs have backed a bid to stop a new prime minister suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit. A majority of 41 approved an amendment that blocks suspension between 9 October and 18 December unless a Northern Ireland executive is formed. Four cabinet ministers abstained …

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Brexit: MPs approve measure to block Parliament shutdown

Image copyright PA Media MPs have voted in favour of a measure that could block efforts by the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament. A majority of 41 approved an amendment that blocks suspension between 9 October and 18 December unless a Northern Ireland …

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Brexit: MPs to vote on move to block Parliament shutdown

Image copyright PA Media MPs are debating legislation that could block efforts by the next prime minister to force through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament. It comes after the House of Lords backed the measure by a margin of 103 votes on Wednesday evening. Tory leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson …

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Labour peers consider Corbyn no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Labour peers are poised to hold a vote of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership over his response to claims of anti-Semitism in the party. This follows the sacking of Baroness Hayter – a critic of Mr Corbyn over the issue – as Brexit minister. The BBC …

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Crimes solved by police in England and Wales at new low

Image copyright Getty Images The proportion of crimes solved by police in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level recorded, according to Home Office data. In the 12 months to March, 7.8% of offences saw someone charged or summonsed, down from 9.1% a year ago. The data began …

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Brexit: UK ‘will have to face consequences’ in event of no deal

Media captionMichel Barnier says Theresa May and her ministers never threatened to leave without a deal during negotiations The UK will have to “face the consequences” if it opts to leave without a deal, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said. Michel Barnier told BBC Panorama the thrice-rejected agreement negotiated …

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