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Christopher Eccleston Says He’ll Never Work With Former ‘Doctor Who’ Showrunner Russell T Davies Ever Again

Christopher Eccleston has admitted he’ll never work with former ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner Russell T Davies again, after things turned sour between the pair during their short-lived working relationship.

New Evidence Reveals BBC Presenters Felt Suicidal After Being 'Bullied' Into Work Contracts

BBC presenters say they contemplated suicide after being “bullied” into contracts that left them without employment rights and shouldering huge tax bills.

MPs Say UK's Parental Leave System Is 'Letting Down' Working Dads

The UK’s parental leave system is letting down working dads by making it unaffordable for them to share care of their children, MPs say.

Nation's Favourite Dishes Could Be Extinct In 30 Years Due To Climate Change

The UK’s best-loved dishes could become extinct as we know them in 30 years as a direct result of climate change, according to a new report released by WWF.

Icy Temperatures To Thaw By Midweek

The icy conditions brought by the “Mini Beast from the East” are set to cling on for one more day before Britain will see the return of spring.

Powers Proposed To Protect Staff And Suppliers Of Insolvent Businesses

The Government is aiming to give new powers to staff and suppliers affected by large-scale insolvencies such as the collapse of construction giant Carillion.

Labour Calls For SNP To Share McDonald Findings With Watchdog

Scottish Labour has called on the SNP to share the details of its investigation into shamed former minister Mark McDonald with Scotland’s public ethics watchdog.

Grenfell Council Spends Enough To ‘Build Tower Three Times’ On Survivors’ Hotels

Nearly £21 million has been spent keeping Grenfell Tower survivors in hotel rooms, enough to have built the original block an estimated three times over, new figures suggest.

Police Urge ‘Counter-Terrorism Citizens’ To Help Thwart Attacks

Police want members of the public to act as “counter-terrorism citizens” to help them stop deadly attack plots.

Favourite British Dishes Threatened By Climate Change, Report Warns

Some of the nation’s favourite dishes, from fish and chips to chicken tikka masala, could be threatened by climate change, environmentalists warn.

North Sea Production Forecast To Rise 5% In 2018

Oil and gas production in the North Sea is forecast to grow by 5% in 2018, however low levels of drilling mean the outlook for future years is “much more uncertain”.

Rates System Overhaul Could Help Fund End Of Tuition Fees, Say Student Leaders

Overhauling the rates system could help fund the ending of tuition fees, student leaders in Northern Ireland have said.

NI To Have Lowest Economic Growth In UK Next Year, Report Suggests

Northern Ireland will have the lowest economic growth in the UK next year, a report suggested.

Public Urged To Play Part In Terrorism Crackdown

Scots are being urged to look out for suspicious behaviour as part of a UK-wide campaign to prevent terrorism.

Labour Leaders Urge John McDonnell To Hand Councils Extra Tax Raising Powers

Cash-strapped Labour councils have called on John McDonnell to commit to handing local authorities extra fundraising powers on “day one” of a Labour government.

Teachers Work More And Have Seen Bigger Pay Drop Than Police, Study Suggests

Teachers work longer hours in term time and have seen a bigger drop in pay than police officers and nurses, research suggests.

NHS Pressure ‘Won’T Relent Until Easter’

Winter pressure in the NHS will not let up until Easter at the earliest, the Society of Acute Medicine has said.

Maghaberry Prison Recycling Project Set To Halve Waste Costs

A new recycling project at Maghaberry Prison is set to halve its waste costs in coming years.

BBC Presenters Tell Of Stress Caused By Controversial Pay Arrangements

A BBC local radio presenter has told MPs she tried to kill herself because of stress over the controversial arrangements under which she was employed.

Children With Speech And Language Needs Not Getting Right Help, Report Warns

Too many children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties are still not getting the help they need, campaigners have warned.

Fifth Of Local Roads ‘In Poor Condition’

One in five local roads is in a poor condition as councils face a huge funding deficit to tackle potholes, according to a new report.


‘GPs With Complementary Medicine Training Less Likely To Prescribe Antibiotics’

GP surgeries with doctors who have training in complementary and alternative medicines appear less likely to prescribe antibiotics to patients, a study suggests.

Information Commissioner To Apply For Warrant In Cambridge Analytica Probe

The data watchdog is to apply for a warrant to search computers and servers used by Cambridge Analytica (CA) amid concerns at Westminster about the firm’s activities.

Monday, Mar 19


Brexit Talks Could Break Down Over Ireland Border Issue, Warns Former Diplomat

The Prime Minister’s handling of the Irish border question could bring Brexit negotiations “crashing down”, according to the Government’s former chief negotiator on Northern Ireland.


Westminster Bullying Claims: House of Commons Approves Independent Investigation Into Allegations MPs Mistreated Staff

The House of Commons’s most senior body has approved an independent investigation into claims that MPs bullied Parliamentary staff.

Information Commissioner To Seek Warrant To Probe Cambridge Analytica

The data watchdog is to apply for a warrant to search computers and servers used by Cambridge Analytica (CA) amid concerns at Westminster about the firm’s activities.


In Video: London Gets More Electric Car Charging Ports

More than 50 rapid charging points for electric vehicles, which take just 30 minutes to charge, have been launched in London.

Channel 4 Chief Executive: Gender Pay Gap Is Unacceptable

Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon has said it is “unacceptable” that the channel has a gender pay gap of 28.6%.

Deportation Reprieve For Mexican Academics At Durham University

The Home Office has reversed a decision to deport two Durham University academics after a public outcry.