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A landmark report on the State of Child Health released by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health found that the UK rated poorly in a comparison health of children in European Nations. 25 indicators were compared including infant mortality, obesity, immunisation and breastfeeding and in most cases poor health was linked with social deprivation […]
Read the recent judgement on the UK exit from the Supreme Court and the reaction from legal challenger Gina Miller via Channel 4 news. Analysis of the latest decision from the House of Commons Library UK Government response Lord Chancellor response. Prime ministers Question time 25th January 2017 A simple briefing from the Institute of […]
Shocking news this week that the Ministry of Justice has recorded high levels of suicide in prison and an internal enquiry will be launched. The Howard League has said that 2016 was the worst year ever. This follows a recent inquest report which found failings lead to the death of Dean Saunders in HMP Chelmsford. […]
The Word on the Street has broadsheet popular newspapers from 1650-1910. Search by keyword or place. Get popular reports of current events, crimes, politics and attitudes. See for instance this report of cross-dressing from the early 19th century. Other great Scottish digital resources include: Glasgow Digital Library. This has many free online collections. Highlights include: […]
Find out in the latest annual review of the Graduate market from High Fliers research. Find out how the number of job vacancies for new graduates has changed from 2007-2017. Vacancies by sector and average salaries. Also released this week the all party parliamentary group social mobility examines the impact of social background on access […]
The new CIA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Electronic Reading Room can be found at https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/ The CREST database resources of declassified CIA documents and papers were finally released onto the web after a pressure group sued the CIA Papers are over 25 years old. They include the infamous Stargate papers many relating to sightings […]
This week the latest annual meeting of the World Economic Forum took place at Davos. News and information is available on the official website To mark the occasion Oxfam released its 99% of wealth report with up to date figures. 8 billionnaires have as much wealth as 50% of the world’s population. Look on the […]
See the website of the Womens March on London 2017 which has details on the global movement. There is also a statement about it on the Womens Equality Party website An interesting initiative is We the people which is a crowd-sourced project backed by artist Shepard Fairey. The initiative is seeking to raise funds to […]
On inauguration day The Guardian news is experimenting with a number of live news features. See the first filmed inauguration in 1901 via the Library of Congress website. And the draft of his speech with amendments!
A transcript of Theresa may’s speech of 17th January is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-governments-negotiating-objectives-for-exiting-the-eu-pm-speech