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Atos and Capita warned they could lose Pip disability test contracts

The government has warned Atos and Capita they will be stripped of their contracts to carry out Personal Independence Payment (Pip) disability assessments if they fail to improve. Minister for Disabled People Sarah Newton said…

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Heathrow third runway will ‘change lives forever’

Image copyright PA Image caption Opponents say a third runway at Heathrow Airport will create a “tsunami” of noise Campaigners opposed to a third runway being built at Heathrow Airport said the government had “buried…



Rail disruption: Trains in numbers

Image copyright PA British commuters have faced cancellations and delays since a timetable change was introduced on 20 May. What was dubbed the “greatest timetable change for a generation” has left Northern and Govia Thameslink…



Grenfell Tower fire survivors ‘owe lives to chance’

Image copyright AFP People who escaped Grenfell Tower owe their lives primarily to chance rather than risk assessment and contingency planning, a public inquiry has heard. Danny Friedman QC, representing some of the survivors, said…


H&M to make female clothes sizes bigger

Image copyright Rebecca Parker Image caption Shopper Rebecca Parker criticised H&M for how its clothes were sized H&M clothes sizes will become bigger following complaints from customers. A spokesperson for the high street chain said:…


Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Here is an easy-to-understand guide to Brexit – beginning with the basics, then a look at the negotiations, followed by a selection of answers to questions we’ve been sent. What’s happening now? The UK has…




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