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Ofsted promises fairer deal for schools in tough areas

Image copyright Getty Images A school in a tough area which has great teachers and a great curriculum could be rated outstanding from September, even if pupils’ results are mediocre, says Ofsted. But the watchdog…

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Government promises ‘bold new goal’ to tackle dirty air

Image copyright Getty Images Wood burning stoves, open fires and farms all face new restrictions as the government sets out what it calls a “world leading” plan to tackle air pollution. In their Clean Air…


Tony Khan: Fulham vice-chairman promises investment but argues with fan on Twitter

Tony Khan (right) with his father, Fulham owner Shahid Khan Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan told a critical supporter who had urged him to leave the club, to “go to hell”. Khan, 36, tweeted fans after…


ScotRail boss Alex Hynes promises improvements

Image caption Alex Hynes of ScotRail Alliance said there would be significant improvement next week The boss of the ScotRail Alliance has promised improvements to services after a surge in cancellations. Alex Hynes said problems…


Scotland finance secretary Derek Mackay promises budget backing

Image copyright PA Image caption Finance Secretary Derek Mackay’s plans include a commitment to mitigate the risks of Brexit Scotland’s finance secretary says he will work to win approval for his draft budget. Derek Mackay…


Scotland v Israel: Andreas Herzog promises ‘battle’ as side look to make history

Andreas Herzog has led his side to three consecutive victories Nations League, League C, Group 1: Scotland v Israel Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Tuesday, 20 November Kick-off: 19:45 GMT Coverage: Listen live on Radio…


Theresa May accused of ‘breaking promises’ over Irish border

Image copyright Reuters The DUP has accused the PM of breaking promises over plans to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland post-Brexit. The party reacted angrily to a letter from Theresa May to DUP…


Jeremy Corbyn: Budget full of broken promises

Image copyright House of Commons Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned a “broken promises Budget” and dismissed the government’s claims to be ending austerity. He accused the government of focusing on “ideological tax cuts” and…


Low-skill migration to fall after Brexit, promises May

Image copyright Getty Images The UK will have control of its immigration policy for the first time in decades after Brexit, Theresa May has promised. The prime minister said low-skilled immigration will fall under a…


The Crown promises ‘truth and dignity’ for Aberfan story

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNetflix’s The Crown to tell Aberfan story with “dignity” The story of the Aberfan disaster will be told with “truth and dignity” in the new series of…


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