Lord Heseltine: ‘Devolution of power will start new industrial revolution’

Lord Heseltine: ‘Devolution of power will start new industrial revolution’

Tory grandee Lord Heseltine says handing funding control to local authorities will allow regions to decide their own economic fates By Rebecca Burn-Callander, Enterprise Editor The devolution of power to cities outside London is “a reincarnation of the dynamics that made this country great in the first place,” Tory grandee Lord Heseltine has said, claiming that Britain is on the cusp of “revolution”. The former deputy Prime Minister told a dinner in London that the…

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English NHS discharge delays hit record levels

English NHS discharge delays hit record levels

  Vulnerable patients are getting stuck in hospital in England as delays discharging people hit record levels, figures show. There were more than 160,000 days lost to delays in October – up a third since 2010 when record-keeping began. Experts said the problems were being caused by a lack of community services into which to release patients. The figures also showed many NHS targets – covering ambulances, cancer care and A&E units – were being…

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Leytonstone Tube station stabbing a ‘terrorist incident

Leytonstone Tube station stabbing a ‘terrorist incident

A stabbing at a Tube station in east London is being treated as a “terrorist incident”, the Met Police has said. Police were called to reports of people being attacked at Leytonstone around 19:00 GMT on Saturday. The knifeman reportedly shouted “this is for Syria”. A man was arrested after being Tasered by police. One man suffered serious knife injuries while two others received minor injuries. Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism detectives are investigating the case. Downing…

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Alan Yentob steps down as BBC creative director

Alan Yentob steps down as BBC creative director

Image caption Alan Yentob had overseen the BBC’s creative strategy for more than a decade Alan Yentob has resigned as the BBC’s creative director in the wake of controversy over his role as chairman of the Kids Company charity. Mr Yentob has faced scrutiny for his role in its financial mismanagement and faced claims he tried to influence BBC coverage of the charity’s demise. He also faced an investigation into his dual roles by the…

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Fifa arrests: Two Fifa vice-presidents detained at Zurich hotel

Fifa arrests: Two Fifa vice-presidents detained at Zurich hotel

Fifa vice-presidents Alfredo Hawit and Juan Angel Napout were arrested in Zuric Two Fifa vice-presidents have been arrested in a dawn raid at a Swiss hotel on suspicion of accepting millions of dollars of bribes. Concacaf president Alfredo Hawit and Conmebol president Juan Angel Napout were taken from the Baur au Lac hotel, Zurich, where several Fifa officials were also arrested in May. Fifa’s executive committee has been meeting in the city, voting on reforms….

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Hilary Benn – Future Labour Leader?

Hilary Benn – Future Labour Leader?

Hilary 2016? Benn’s ‘career-defining’ speech could see him challenge Corbyn for Labour leader Published time: 3 Dec, 2015 15:28Edited time: 3 Dec, 2015 15:31 Get short URL © RT UK / YouTube   Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn was applauded by Tory and opposition MPs after giving an impassioned speech for airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. Tipped as the next Labour leader by pundits and bookies, RT profiles this increasingly outspoken hawk. Benn’s speech echoed the…

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Retail sales hit by drop at food stores

Retail sales hit by drop at food stores

19 November 2015 From the sectionBusiness UK retail sales volumes fell in October after a drop in trading at food stores, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volumes fell 0.6%, which followed a 1.7% rise in September when sales were helped by the Rugby World Cup. The monthly fall in food store sales was the biggest drop since May 2014. Retail sales volumes rose 3.8% compared with a year…

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Lord’s Prayer Advert Rejection Leads Church Of England To Warn Of ‘Chilling’ Effect On Free Speech

Lord’s Prayer Advert Rejection Leads Church Of England To Warn Of ‘Chilling’ Effect On Free Speech

The Huffington Post UK  |  By Sarah Ann Harris Posted: 22/11/2015 10:28 GMT Updated: 22/11/2015 14:59 GMT The Church of England (CoE) has warned of a “chilling” effect on free speech and threatened legal action after UK cinemas refused to show an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer. The Church said that the refusal to show the 60-second film, which it had planned to show around the country ahead of the new Star Wars film, was…

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Scotland Bill row deepens as Holyrood prepares to ask for even more powers

Scotland Bill row deepens as Holyrood prepares to ask for even more powers

Mike Settle / 00:49 Monday 23 November 2015 / Politics The constitutional struggle between Holyrood and Westminster is set to intensify after SNP sources revealed ministers are considering campaigning for new powers in a second Scotland Bill even before the current one has reached the Statute Book. The move raises the prospect of fresh political battles over the extent of devolution in the run up to the next General Election in 2020. One Nationalist insider…

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England made it nine wins out of nine in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign

England made it nine wins out of nine in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign

England made it nine wins out of nine in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a comfortable win over Estonia at Wembley. Roy Hodgson’s side have already qualified for France next summer and even without injured captain Wayne Rooney were able to dismiss Estonia with barely an anxious moment. Rooney received a Golden Boot from Sir Bobby Charlton before kick-off after breaking his England goalscoring record with his 50th goal from the penalty spot in…

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