A police officer stands in Downing Street on the day Theresa May announced today the  terror threat level was being raised to 'severe'.

Cameron's response to Isil: Weak abroad, draconian at home

The prime minster tries to make up for his indecision in foreign affairs by clamping down on civil liberties in Britain

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    Holding out for a hero!

    Today (Wednesday 27 August) marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year, Public Service Animal of the Year and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.


    NASUWT comments on LGA school funding report

    Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, comments on the report by the Local Government Association warning of a £1 billion shortfall in funding for new school places,

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