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Nearly 10 MILLION meals handed out by food banks in one year

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor There were ten million meals given out to broke Brits last year, and almost four million of those went to feed hungry kids. The Trussell Trust shared out more than 1.1million three-day food provisions, with over four hundred thousand going to children. The food bank operator food supplies contain three meals for each day, which adds up to 9,983,781 meals over the year. This is an increase of 220,000 meals in comparison in the year...

VIDEO – Question Time audience member attacks Tory MEP over cuts

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A very irate audience member laid into Tory MEP Daniel Hannan during Question Time on the BBC from Doncaster. Eventually the staff took the microphone away, it looked like she could have went on all night. There were cheers when she said the PM had “stripped us of everything” during years of austerity. She said: “we were told a lie. We were told a lie. We were told we had to take austerity. We were...

House of Lords speaker splurged £4k of YOUR cash on flowers

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor More lavish spending from our peers has been revealed as Baroness D’Souza squandered £30k entertaining overseas diplomats. Of that huge chunk of money, £4k was wasted on flowers to make her office look and smell nice. She used £6k of taxpayers’ money to put a Russian delegation in a five-star hotel and then a further £890 for the diplomats to go to the ballet. During this trip she billed taxpayers £230 for a limousine trip...

Worrying number of pupils starting school underweight

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor A shocking number of children in England began school underweight in the previous year according to figures reported MPs. The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger said the increasing numbers of children do not get the right amount to eat. The group said: "For a minority of children, the school lunchtime represents the only chance each day to eat something substantial." To deal with this worry rise, the group asked that income from the new...

Merkel allows criminal inquiry into comic’s Erdogan insult

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to a criminal inquiry into a German comic who poked fun at the Turkish President. It is a move that will trouble many people across the world who believe in free speech. The comedian Jan Böhmermann read out a rude poem about the President Erdogan on German TV. However, under a little used section of Germany’s criminal code, they have to pursue a case against the comedian for insulting...

We Need Lower and Simpler Taxes to Prevent Tax Avoidance

By Ben Ramanauskas The recent revelation that many leading political figures around the world have been using offshore tax havens to hide their money has caused widespread outrage in the the UK and abroad. The Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned as a result, and there are calls by many in Britain for David Cameron to do the same. It has also focussed the public’s attention on UK tax law and those who both evade and avoid paying tax in...

Britain’s Best Universities According to Students

A list of the UK's top ten universities according to students has been revealed, with London ranking lowest for overall student satisfaction. Only St Mary’s University in Twickenham made the top ten, which was topped by Harper Adams University in Shropshire after a nationwide student vote. Loughborough University slipped to second place after being championed University of the Year in 2015, with Harper Adams also taking the top spot in the ‘Job Prospects’ and ‘Student Support’ categories. Welsh universities performed well. Swansea University...

Two migrants found floating in inflatable dinghy in English Channel

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor In the early hours of Thursday morning two Iranian men were rescued in an inflatable dinghy in the English Channel, after the light from one of their mobile phones was seen by a passing ship. The pair may have been out at sea for up to eight hours before they were plucked out of the water. The two people had already made an emergency 999 call from their 10ft vessel. The men, who were cold...

Labour warns schools facing a £7.5bn budget shortfall

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor By 2020 schools could be looking at a £7.5billion budget shortfall by 2020, the Labour party has announced. The black hole in education finances could lead to large scale redundancies and could mean class sizes could increase. The news has come as analysts have said that schools ware facing their first real term cuts since the 90s. Lucy Powell, Shadow Education Secretary, said: “Whilst the Tories try to pretend that they are protecting school budgets,...

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