Some schools cutting holidays short this summer. Michael Gove wants pupils in England to spend more hours at school and have shorter holidays. He argues kids would learn better. The headteachers’ union disagrees. What’s your view? Vote to have a say
Government unhappy with betting industry saying it’s not doing enough to protect gamblers. It says the voluntary code for the use of gaming machines in betting shops would now be made compulsory. Campaign for Fairer Gambling has already warned of the dangers of addiction. One labour MP has described the machines as the “crack cocaine” of gambling.
Old Bailey gives Michael Adebolajo whole life sentence and Michael Adebowale 45 years. Both men found guilty of murdering soldier Lee Rigby by hacking him to death. They said they were not guilty because they were soldiers of war. After the killing, thousands paid tribute to the young soldier. ynuk.tv was there
Britain is preparing itself for an influx of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania from Jan 1st. with a warning all EU arrivals will be banned from claiming out of work benefits for first 3 months. A surge of population growth was revealed in a 2011 census. Migration Watch UK called for curbs on numbers entering the country.
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