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Government ‘won’t stand back and let school attendance fall’, Nadhim Zahawi says

Government ‘won’t stand back and let school attendance fall’, Nadhim Zahawi says

Government ‘won’t stand back and let school attendance fall’, Nadhim Zahawi says

27 September 2021

Headteachers’ unions have warned that educational disruption remains ‘significant’ and some schools are already struggling to keep classes open.


What the papers say – September 27

What the papers say – September 27

What the papers say – September 27

27 September 2021

The front pages are dominated by the latest developments around the fuel situation as the working week begins.


PM ‘considering sending in Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

PM ‘considering sending in Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

PM ‘considering sending in Army’ to drive fuel trucks as pumps run dry

26 September 2021

The Government has suspended competition laws to help the industry keep petrol stations topped-up amid panic buying by motorists.


Labour promises to scrap business rates in ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

Labour promises to scrap business rates in ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

Labour promises to scrap business rates in ‘biggest overhaul in a generation’

26 September 2021

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves will promise to cut the tax before eventually abolishing it completely.


Millions of diabetes tests missed in first six months of pandemic – research

Millions of diabetes tests missed in first six months of pandemic – research

Millions of diabetes tests missed in first six months of pandemic – research

26 September 2021

The Benchmarking Partnership released estimates on missed blood tests based on data collected from six UK testing centres.


Starmer pops to pub to watch Arsenal win north London derby

Starmer pops to pub to watch Arsenal win north London derby

Starmer pops to pub to watch Arsenal win north London derby

26 September 2021

Arsenal fan Sir Keir Starmer watched the closing minutes of the game against arch rivals Tottenham Hotspur.


Starmer: Labour has ended ‘dark chapter’ with new rules to tackle anti-Semitism

Starmer: Labour has ended ‘dark chapter’ with new rules to tackle anti-Semitism

Starmer: Labour has ended ‘dark chapter’ with new rules to tackle anti-Semitism

26 September 2021

Sir Keir Starmer said Labour would be an “inclusive, open and tolerant” party.


Competition law suspended as ministers step in to battle petrol panic buying

Competition law suspended as ministers step in to battle petrol panic buying

Competition law suspended as ministers step in to battle petrol panic buying

26 September 2021

The Business Secretary said the temporary exemption for the industry will allow targeted supplies to be sent to areas running low on fuel.


Long-Bailey’s ‘deep sorrow’ at Labour leadership reforms during ‘extreme crises’

Long-Bailey’s ‘deep sorrow’ at Labour leadership reforms during ‘extreme crises’

Long-Bailey’s ‘deep sorrow’ at Labour leadership reforms during ‘extreme crises’

26 September 2021

Rebecca Long-Bailey gave her ‘heartfelt advice’ to Sir Keir Starmer.


Suranne Jones unveils statue of Gentleman Jack protagonist Anne Lister

Suranne Jones unveils statue of Gentleman Jack protagonist Anne Lister

Suranne Jones unveils statue of Gentleman Jack protagonist Anne Lister

26 September 2021

The actress unveiled the sculpture in Halifax, West Yorkshire.


Starmer secures narrow victory to implement Labour leadership reforms

Starmer secures narrow victory to implement Labour leadership reforms

Starmer secures narrow victory to implement Labour leadership reforms

26 September 2021

Sir Keir’s package of leadership reforms were ultimately backed by 53.67% to 46.33%.


Many top players ‘absolutely terrified’ of dementia threat posed by heading

Many top players ‘absolutely terrified’ of dementia threat posed by heading

Many top players ‘absolutely terrified’ of dementia threat posed by heading

26 September 2021

Nobby Stiles was one of five members of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad to have subsequently suffered from dementia.


Security ‘tried to eject Jeremy Corbyn’s climate change-denying brother’

Security ‘tried to eject Jeremy Corbyn’s climate change-denying brother’

Security ‘tried to eject Jeremy Corbyn’s climate change-denying brother’

26 September 2021

Piers Corbyn was seen handing out leaflets containing the conspiracy theory that man-made climate change does not exist.


McFly star Tom Fletcher and Strictly dance partner test positive for coronavirus

McFly star Tom Fletcher and Strictly dance partner test positive for coronavirus

McFly star Tom Fletcher and Strictly dance partner test positive for coronavirus

26 September 2021

The BBC announced the pair tested positive on Sunday.


Thousands of petrol stations out of fuel as HGV driver visa plan criticised

Thousands of petrol stations out of fuel as HGV driver visa plan criticised

Thousands of petrol stations out of fuel as HGV driver visa plan criticised

26 September 2021

The Petrol Retailers Association said two-thirds of its 5,500 independent outlets across the UK had run dry.


‘You failed to break us,’ Jewish Labour members tell abusers

‘You failed to break us,’ Jewish Labour members tell abusers

‘You failed to break us,’ Jewish Labour members tell abusers

26 September 2021

Reforms under discussion at the party’s conference include a fully independent complaints process to tackle anti-Semitism.


Number of people crossing English Channel nearly doubles 2020 record

Number of people crossing English Channel nearly doubles 2020 record

Number of people crossing English Channel nearly doubles 2020 record

26 September 2021

More than 8,400 people crossed the Dover Strait last year.


Sadiq Khan tells Labour to ‘stick together’ to defeat the Tories

Sadiq Khan tells Labour to ‘stick together’ to defeat the Tories

Sadiq Khan tells Labour to ‘stick together’ to defeat the Tories

26 September 2021

The mayor of London urged Labour to stop infighting within the party.


Cressida Dick remembers Matt Ratana at National Police Memorial Day service

Cressida Dick remembers Matt Ratana at National Police Memorial Day service

Cressida Dick remembers Matt Ratana at National Police Memorial Day service

26 September 2021

A service marking the day at Lincoln Cathedral was also attended by Home Secretary Priti Patel.


Too many white men putting their hands up to speak, Labour delegates told

Too many white men putting their hands up to speak, Labour delegates told

Too many white men putting their hands up to speak, Labour delegates told

26 September 2021

The remark was made during a debate on housing and transport.


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