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Row breaks out over student funding

THERESA MAY announced a major review of how universities – and the undergraduate students they teach – are funded. The Labour Party is ready with its criticisms of current government policy – but a leading Tory has rushed into the controversy too. ...

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Biggs in flawed attempt to be a Labour rebel

LABOUR LOYALIST John Biggs, Executive Mayor of Tower Hamlets, is facing accusations of hypocrisy after adding his name to a letter in the Sunday Times headed “Labour Executive wrong to meddle”. In the letter, Labour Council Leaders declared independence from the Labour ...

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Corbyn pledges to house the homeless

JEREMY CORBYN has announced plans to tackle homelessness – with the first target being an emergency acquisition of 8,000 properties to accommodate people who are sleeping on the streets. The Labour Leader was speaking on BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show at ...

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UKIP: pressure grows on Henry Bolton

UKIP LEADER Henry Bolton is coming under increasing pressure to resign his post. In addition to the “no confidence” vote passed unanimously by UKIP’s leading body over the weekend, three party spokespeople have now stepped down from the party’s “front ...

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Ohid Ahmed – in his own words

Cllr Ohid Ahmed won an unprecedented victory at the Council meeting on 17th January, when the ruling Labour Group of Councillors not only allowed him to move a motion – but actually supported it! While local historians thumb through the ...

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