UK Food Banks Expose Hidden Hunger

Hunger - donated food

Trussell Trust say latest figures are ‘shocking’ and show nearly a million people need to use food banks mainly because of welfare cuts. It is an ongoing story. The Charity had told ynuk.tv that politicians have been warned for some time that cuts have left many hungry.

Soldier Lee Rigby – Report into Death

Soldier Lee Rigby

Greenwich Council to re-open talks with Lee Rigby’s family over a memorial for the young soldier. It comes soon after the throwing-out of an appeal by the killers to have their sentences reduced. Fusilier Rigby was hacked to death near Woolwich Barracks 22 May 2013. At the time of his death thousands paid tribute. ynuk.tv was there

UK Vote Against Syria Action – ISIS Vote 2014

Syria - MPs veto missile strikes

Parliament has voted Yes to air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq. The Yes vote totalled 524, No vote 43 – majority 481. Parliament was recalled following a request for help from the Iraqi government.. August 2013 the Syria vote in Parliament humiliated David Cameron as MPs vetoed military intervention. Many in community agreed.

British Federation of Women Graduates, Westminster

young women, girls speak up

The London Association of the BFWG urged young women and girls to be more ambitious in their vision for a professional future. The event spoke of how they should not hesitate to use education to aim for opportunities in public life and participate in Government careers

Forced Marriage Now a Crime

Theresa May Home Secretary

Theresa May says she is proud that the UK is taking a leading role in bringing perpetrators to justice. Freedom Charity has praised the steps the government has taken to combat offenders and for giving the #freedom2choose

YNUKtv Poll: Time for Change at House of Lords?

House of Lords - its future

Labour would replace House of Lords with an elected Senate should they win the next election. There are close to 800 peers in the Lords. Is this too many? Its been said by some the whole system of becoming a peer should be reviewed. Catch our poll, it is interesting where people are placing their vote!

YNUKtv Poll – Longer Days Shorter Holidays for pupils?

Pupils - Michael Gove

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!

YNUKtv Poll – Ban High-stakes Betting Machines?

Gambling machines accept stakes of £100 and prizes of £500

High-stakes gambling machine crackdown has been rejected by the Government. There’s concern among Labour MPs and Fairer Gambling campaigners that easy access to fast-action betting is ‘sucking money from poorest communities’. Do you agree?

#SpeakOut Competition Closes July 12

#SpeakOut - a voice for women

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

#SpeakOut A Competition for Young Women Closes Soon!

#SpeakOut - competition judge

Young women if you are between 13 and 30 compete in the NCW’s #SpeakOut competition and you could win a trip to New York. Entries need to be in by July 12. Meet Maggie Aderin-Pocock one of the judges who spoke out, followed her dream and is now a space scientist