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Starmer looks to future after being forced to water down Labour rules reform

Starmer looks to future after being forced to water down Labour rules reform

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s efforts to rewrite the rules for leadership elections suffered a setback as the party’s conference began.

Temporary visa scheme expected in plan to ease supply issues up to Christmas

Temporary visa scheme expected in plan to ease supply issues up to Christmas

An announcement to boost HGV driver numbers by up to 5,000 is expected this weekend.

Delay to consultation on conversion therapy ban ‘disappointing’ – rights group

Delay to consultation on conversion therapy ban ‘disappointing’ – rights group

Nancy Kelley, head of Stonewall, said further delays to the ban on the practice leaves LGBTQ people at risk of ‘abuse and harm’.

Labour electoral college proposals ‘dead’ as Starmer climbs down over reforms

Labour electoral college proposals ‘dead’ as Starmer climbs down over reforms

Deputy leader Angela Rayner said the plan would not be put to the party’s autumn conference.

‘You can’t turn baggage handlers into butchers overnight’, CBI chief warns

‘You can’t turn baggage handlers into butchers overnight’, CBI chief warns

Tony Danker has called for a ‘temporary and managed’ system to urgently bring in foreign labour for a number of sectors.

Police investigation looks into four deaths at flagship Glasgow hospital

Police investigation looks into four deaths at flagship Glasgow hospital

Officers from Police Scotland are looking into the deaths at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Rugby club pays tribute to Met Police officer killed at custody centre

Rugby club pays tribute to Met Police officer killed at custody centre

Matt Marriott, is vice-chairman of East Grinstead Rugby Club, said Sgt Ratana was ‘like a dad’ to many of the people at the club.

Panic-buying causing fuel shortages, not supply chain issues, AA head says

Panic-buying causing fuel shortages, not supply chain issues, AA head says

Edmund King said the problem should pass in a matter of days if people fill up normally.

Police must make streets safe for women – Victims’ Commissioner

Police must make streets safe for women – Victims’ Commissioner

Dame Vera Baird spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme the morning after attending a vigil for teacher Sabina Nessa.

Coronavirus still poses considerable hazard to UK – Professor Van-Tam

Coronavirus still poses considerable hazard to UK – Professor Van-Tam

England’s deputy chief medical officer also urged people to listen to scientists about coronavirus instead of celebrities.

Labour proposes ‘legal duty of care’ on social media firms to stop scams

Labour proposes ‘legal duty of care’ on social media firms to stop scams

The party called the Government’s Online Safety Bill ‘weak’.

Working at GB News almost gave me a breakdown, claims Andrew Neil

Working at GB News almost gave me a breakdown, claims Andrew Neil

The split between the new channel and its chairman and lead presenter has become increasingly bitter.

What the papers say – September 25

What the papers say – September 25

Pictures of queues at petrol forecourts feature on many of the Saturday front pages.

Hundreds attend vigil for ‘amazing’ Sabina Nessa as police hunt for killer

Hundreds attend vigil for ‘amazing’ Sabina Nessa as police hunt for killer

The 28-year-old was attacked in south-east London more than a week ago, with her killer still at large.

Blood donation drive begins in memory of Richard Okorogheye

Blood donation drive begins in memory of Richard Okorogheye

Black donors have been to come forward to ‘do something positive’ in the name of Richard Okorogheye, 19, who had sickle cell disorder.

Duke of York receives court papers over sex assault claims

Duke of York receives court papers over sex assault claims

Court officials confirmed Andrew received the papers on September 21. He denies the allegations.

Charles curates climate change channel for Amazon Prime

Charles curates climate change channel for Amazon Prime

The Prince of Wales has helped launch RE:TV.

Downing Street considering temporary measures to ease HGV driver shortage

Downing Street considering temporary measures to ease HGV driver shortage

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps promised to ‘move heaven and earth’ to find a solution to the supply chain crisis.

Protesters banned from blocking A20 and Port of Dover after High Court ruling

Protesters banned from blocking A20 and Port of Dover after High Court ruling

The order was granted on Friday after fresh action by Insulate Britain.

Cobra-level response demanded as ministers meet over lorry driver shortage

Cobra-level response demanded as ministers meet over lorry driver shortage

The CBI said a Cobra-level task force was needed.

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