The Liberal Democrats have called for the Government to speed up the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines over half term after new Department for Education figures reveal over 216,000 pupils are absent from school for Covid-related reasons.
The figures, released yesterday show infection rates in schools are rising at a concerning rate and this is having a huge impact on young people's education - with 2.6% of pupils absent for covid-related reasons over the last two weeks.
Back in the early days of professional tennis a brash New Yorker named John McEnroe burst on to the scene. All action and aggressive he challenged authority and regularly shouted " you cannot be serious " at line judges and umpires when decisions went against him
Today the government published its much delayed set of proposals for how the UK would achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The the Global Climate Change conference in Glasgow chaired by the UK only a couple of weeks away it was incumbent on us to set an example for others to follow. You can read the full document here net-zero-strategy.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk)
David Amess was a kind, thoughtful and sensitive man. We may have been political opponents but he was a good friend to me and countless others, right across the political divide. He was a thoroughly diligent and distinguished Member of Parliament, who was unstinting in his commitment and service to his Essex constituents.
Conservative Party Chairman Oliver Dowden has admitted only 20 fuel tanker drivers from overseas were now working on UK roads with the government having recently U-turned on issuing 5000 short-term visas to foreign drivers to help get us through a risk of missed deliveries leading up to Christmas.
Back in days of yore when Theresa May was Prime Minister and the Tory Party was squabbling about what sort of Brexit they wanted the issue of any agreement with the EU ensuring it protected the Good Friday agreement which had brought peace to Northern Ireland was front and centre of the issues being confronted