Government announces deposit return scheme for single use drinks containers

The government has announced plans for a deposit return scheme to crack down on plastic pollution. A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and...

Advice: Wonga gives conflicting advice after data breach

Payday lender Wonga has admitted personal information for some of it's UK customers has been stolen in a data breach. Over 270,000 of their customers...

National News: 245 children safeguarded and 192 arrests for child sex...

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks...

HMRC issues Christmas warning about gift card phone scam

HM Revenue and Customs is urging people to stay safe during the festive period against a scam that is conning elderly and vulnerable people. HM...

Government supports Brums bid for the Commonwealth Games 2022

Birmingham is to be the UK’s official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced. The city’s bid plans have...

CCTV to finally become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England from...

Legislation to make CCTV cameras mandatory in slaughterhouses in England to safeguard animal welfare has been laid by Environment Secretary Michael Gove. The legislation will...

Government confirms the ban of third party sales of puppies and...

The government has confirmed it will be banning third party sales of puppies and kittens, Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley announced today (23/12). The decision...

MP quizzes DWP over £1.7 billion underpayment of benefits

Taking evidence on the Work and Pensions Select Committee today local MP Steve McCabe asked the Permanent Secretary for the Department for Work and...

New air quality plan published for consultation

Options open for consultation to reduce nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities. The government today published a draft plan to improve air quality by...

‘Ministers don’t have a clue’ says local MP as Smart Meters...

Local MP Steve McCabe has slammed the Government’s failing smart meters programme as a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO) published yesterday...

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