Diane Abbott: "If you want to know what the leader of London looks like, you are looking at me"

Diane Abbott: London shouldn't have another white, middle-aged man as mayor

Hackney MP says London's governance does not reflect its diversity

Early research in depression could fall foul of the psychoactive substances bill, experts warn

Legal highs bill savaged by home secretary's own advisers

Even the Home Office's own expert advisers say the bill is trying to do something "impossible"

More than 100 young people have taken their own lives in prison since 2007

Time to end the scandal of young people dying in prison

Harris review into self-inflicted deaths in pr is a challenge to the whole criminal justice system

Detained fast-track suspended

Victory for asylum campaigners as fast-track suspended

Asylum seekers and their legal representatives scored a major victory today after the much-hated detained fast-track system was suspended.

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30 Chambers of Commerce are all backing an expanded Heathrow

30 Chambers of Commerce are all backing an expanded Heathrow

Businesses, organisations, community groups and people are quickly realising Heathrow's solution to the UK’s future aviation strategy question is about Britain’s place in a rapidly changing world.

Universities are a vital source of knowledge for policymakers

Universities are a vital source of knowledge for policymakers

Manchester Policy Blogs offers expert insight, analysis and comment from researchers at The University of Manchester on key public policy issues.

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