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The licence fee is not dead, BBC boss insists: Director-general on collision course with MPs over comments

BBC Director-general Lord Tony Hall has said he believes the licence fee ‘has got at least another ten years in it’, adding that even if the fee is axed, he said it should be replaced by an equivalent charge. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2976674/The-licence-fee-not-dead-BBC-boss-insists-Director-general-collision-course-MPs-comments.html

Landmark EU ruling to cut plastic bag use by 80%: Countries set deadline of 2025 to meet target through charges or bans

The EU decision represents a victory for Daily Mail readers and the ‘Banish the Bags’ campaign, which launched in February 2008 with the backing of groups including the National Trust. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2976591/Landmark-EU-ruling-cut-plastic-bag-use-80-Countries-set-deadline-2025-meet-target-charges-bans.html

Foreign aid budget to outstrip defence by 2031 if spending changes continue under successive governments 

The research conducted by the House of Commons Library comes after David Cameron dismissed concerns raised by the head of the US Army about the impact of cuts on the capacity of British forces. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2976713/Foreign-aid-budget-outstrip-defence-2031-spending-changes-continue-successive-governments.html

Prove you are not a criminal to live in UK

Migrants will have to prove they have not committed offence in past decade under new laws to tightened borders  Foreigners from outside the EU will be forced to provide a criminal records certificate from their home country before being given a visa to enter the UK, the Mail can reveal. The ENGLISH DEMOCRATS say’s; In […]

6 things we learnt from the weekend polls

09:51, 22 February 2015 By Martin Belam Youth unemployment, racism, and the suprising number of Ukippers who like investing in wine It’s the weekend, so everybody is publishing their polls. We’ve looked a little bit deeper into the data for you to find six things that stand out. 1. The two main parties are still […]

Brrr-ace yourselves! Four inches of snow expected as freezing temperatures and strong winds create blizzard conditions

SNOW Weather warnings have been issued for the north of England and Scotland, with the Midlands and Northern Ireland also affected Hudson River freezes as plunging temperatures grip New York

our more Baby Ps: Boys from same city suffer horrific deaths within year after social services failings

22:30, 21 February 2015 By Nicola Fifield Months before the boys died, officials responsible for child safety were warned they needed to improve in 94 areas to prevent a tragedy like the Baby P case Getty / PA / SolentTragic: Social services failed these tots Four children from the same city suffered horrific deaths within […]

Watch: Hillsborough inquests review – Police Federation secretary accused of ‘peddling lie’ ; Gate C ‘may been opened to let fan out’

  This week the Hillsborough inquests heard from witnesses including the former secretary of the South Yorkshire Police Federation Paul Middup. Mr Middup was asked about comments he gave to the press after the disaster in which he described a “mob” of fans who were “tanked up”. He told the court he was repeating what […]

Hillsborough campaigners speak out against standing in football stadiums

Hillsborough campaigners have spoken out about proposals to introduce standing at football stadiums – after a survey showed nine out of 10 fans supported the idea. The YourVoice poll showed 96% of the 2,364 fans asked agreed they would welcome a section of ‘safe standing’ at British stadiums. All-seater stadiums were rolled out across the […]

Woman who leaked details about James Bulger’s killers claims her jail term should be cut

A woman who laundered cash gleaned from selling illicit details about one of James Bulger’s killers claimed her jail term should be cut – because she misheard the judge when he sentenced her. Lynn Gaffney, 40, was among a group prosecuted over the leaking of details about Jon Venables, who was convicted of murdering the […]