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UK's Ordnance Survey to launch mapping app in Australia

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Ordnance Survey, the UK’s national mapping agency, is eyeing an international expansion as it launches its first app in Australia. In the UK, OS Maps was first relea


Politicians should not 'weaponise' UK history, says colonialism researcher

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

The academic leading the National Trust’s efforts to explore links between its properties and colonialism has warned of a “menacing” attempt to censor and politicise h


Muslim Council says UK ministers' refusal to cooperate has had 'tragic consequences'

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Britain’s largest Muslim group has complained that the government’s refusal to work with it throughout the pandemic crisis has had “tragic consequences” and urgently c


Prince Philip is doing OK in hospital, says Prince William

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh is said to be “OK” after spending a sixth night in hospital for “observation and rest”. The Duke of Cambridge, visiting a Covid-19 vaccination


London venue plans ignored rest of UK

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

L ondon had an opportunity to create a world-class concert hall in the early 1980s at the Barbican Centre. That they didn’t get it right is not a


The Guardian view on illegal drugs: the laws don’t work

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

There is no single measure of the harms caused by illegal drugs, but reformers focus on two main areas. The first is the damage caused by addiction, especially when th


The UK government is claiming every success for itself, while blaming us for its failures

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

I t’s magnificent, isn’t it, to find oneself ahead of a deadline? At current rates, the 32 million people in the top nine priority groups in the U


UK firms given six months' grace on gender pay gap reporting

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Companies that fail to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadline of 4 April will be given a six-month reprieve before any enforcement action is taken against them.


Keir Starmer to push for investment in UK food and farming

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Sir Keir Starmer will call on farmers and people living in rural areas to take a fresh look at the Labour party, vowing to push for new investment in food and farming


Uber accused of trying to deter drivers from seeking compensation

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Uber has been accused of trying to deter drivers from seeking compensation for missed holiday and minimum wage payments after a landmark court ruling. The taxi-haili


UK trainee teachers: how have you been affected by the pandemic?

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

In 2020, UCAS figures found that more than 21,000 graduates had applied to teacher training programmes, a rise of 65% on the last five years, signposting a trend in mo


Share your experiences of hotel quarantine in England

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

From Monday, UK nationals or residents returning to England from 33 “red list” countries will have to start paying to quarantine in government managed quarantine facil


Ghetts: Conflict of Interest review – one giant leap for grime

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

Y ou don’t often find real strings and horns on a grime album. But these instruments mesh exceptionally well with the cut-and-thrust of UK hip-h


Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

Former president Donald Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, in Florida next week, about the future of the Republican party and th


‘Absolutely ridiculous’: top scientist slams UK government over coalmine

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

One of the UK’s most eminent environmental scientists has called the government’s failure to block a new coalmine in Cumbria “absolutely ridiculous”. Prof Si


21-year-old UK teacher becomes youngest woman to row Atlantic solo

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

A 21-year-old swimming teacher from North Yorkshire has become the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Jasmine Harrison, a part-time teacher and ba


Call for new Beveridge report as number of destitute UK households doubles during Covid

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

The number of British households plunged into destitution more than doubled last year, according to alarming new research on the devastating fallout from the Covid-19


Letters: the chancellor must heed the plight of poorer families

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

T orsten Bell writes that the number of people claiming universal credit has risen over the last pandemic year to more than 6 million families (“N


Three schemers smooth way for Mikel Arteta's Manchester City reunion

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

T he last time Arsenal hosted Manchester City for a top-flight fixture Mikel Arteta looked on and, inwardly at least, shook his head. He was five


UK government under growing pressure over Covid procurement

Posted on Feb 21, 2021

The UK government faces growing calls to release details of a VIP fast lane for emergency procurement contracts related to its pandemic response after the health secre


UK university students wasted £1bn in a year on empty accommodation

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

University students have wasted nearly £1bn on empty rooms in flat shares and halls of residence that they have been unable to use because of coronavirus restrictions


Rising inflation unlikely to be headache for Bank of England but will influence policy

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

T he UK government has had plenty of economic problems to worry about over the past year but rising inflation has not been one of them. Repeated l


Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

M att Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know i


A new 'free speech champion' may end up doing the opposite

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

T here is a popular narrative that free speech is under threat in universities – 52% of British adults think so, according to a 2019 YouGov poll.