Day: September 13, 2017

Police Federation accuse Theresa May of lying about police pay at PMQs

Police Federation accuse Theresa May of lying about police pay at PMQs

The Police Federation has accused Theresa May of telling the House of Commons a "downright lie" about the level of police pay at Prime Minister's Questions today. Calum Macleod, the vice chair of the Police Federation, told HuffPost UK: "The government stating that police officers have had a 32% pay rise since 2010 is ...

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Beer of the Week: Hop Stuff Unfiltered Pils

Strength: 5% ABV Brewed: Woolwich, London Born in a unit at Woolwich’s Royal Arsenal in 2013, Hop Stuff Brewery has since become one of the fastest growing craft breweries in London. Now with a team of 22 brewers and over 600 investors, Hop Stuff produce over 400 kegs of beer each week, available from the brewery’s ...

Why is no one talking about Chris Froome?

Why is no one talking about Chris Froome?

The achievements of Chris Froome, who completed a stunning Tour de France/Vuelta a Espana double in the same year on Sunday, almost needs shaking into the British sporting consciousness. It is a feat that has been achieved only twice previously and in discussing it, we’re talking about the crème de ...

Film Review: mother!

Film Review: mother!

Darren Aronofsky is angry; in fact, he’s furious! Those worried that one of contemporary cinema’s foremost provoc-auteurs would be forced to temper his uncompromising artistic vision following the vitriolic outrage many levelled at his previous feature – 2014’s unfairly maligned biblical blockbuster, Noah - had nothing to fear. Indeed, if ...

London Film Festival 2017: The Watchlist

London Film Festival 2017: The Watchlist

It may not have the glitz or sun-kissed glamour of Cannes or Venice, but there is arguably no other major film festival with a programme that’s as comprehensive as that presented to audiences in London each October. For British film fans, this is undoubtedly the highlight of the cinematic calendar ...

In pictures: Economic collapse under the Islamic State

In pictures: Economic collapse under the Islamic State

Satellite images have been used to revealed the crippling economic collapse inside territory controlled by Islamic State. The new report paints a bleak picture of economic life under the terror group, and estimates that the Caliphate has contributed to a 23 per cent reduction in the gross domestic product (GDP) ...

Leeds United: And why we all secretly want a return of the old guard

Leeds United: And why we all secretly want a return of the old guard

Last night in front of a crowd over over 30,000 people goals from Samuel Saiz and Stuart Dallas helped guide Leeds United to the top of the Championship for the first time ever. The performance, although by no means spectacular, demonstrated the steely and resilient characteristics required to escape the ...

In pics…Thousands of plastic bottles outside Parliament

In pics…Thousands of plastic bottles outside Parliament

Campaigners from 38 Degrees and Surfers Against Sewage beach a boat made from thousands of plastic bottles outside Parliament. This is part of a 250,000 strong petition hand-in that asks the government to introduce a small, refundable deposit on all plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans. ...

Secret Teacher – ‘Tis the season…for the same tired old tat!

The education sector is being hit heavily by slow growth in real-term pay

The education sector is being hit heavily by slow growth in real-term pay, according to online supply teacher portal The Supply Register. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) this week reported that teachers’ salaries in England were worth 12 per cent less in 2015 than in 2005. The study, published on ...