It was post WWI and the biggest revolt against the Government of its time. The over-populated borough of Poplar was being asked to pay higher rates to help rest of London. But they refused, ended up in court and jail. However their action turned out to be a success and set a new system for rates
An argument has broken out over a permanent memorial for Soldier Lee Rigby. Woolwich council and local Labour MP have rejected the idea. But Boris Johnson wants it so do thousands signing a petition to have a remembrance site. After the killing, many across the country paid tribute to the young soldier. ynuk.tv was there
Head teachers want to scrap 6 week summer break in favour of having hols spread across year. Michael Gove aims to have pupils in England spend more hours in school with shorter holidays. He argues kids would learn better. But Headteachers’ union disagrees with Goves plan. What’s your view? Let us know Vote!
Final day! This National Competition, #SpeakOut, is first of its kind inviting young women to write an essay that will set a challenge to the Government to improve lives for women. Sponsored by the National Council of Women, the winning essay will be handed to the UK govt urging action. Entries close July 12. Winner will go to the UN in New York