Libraries and parks will close in a bid to fund social care services

Council tax rises in 2019/20 will not bring in enough money to prevent the need for further cutbacks to the care that millions...

UK among highest COVID-19 health worker deaths in the world

The UK has recorded the among the highest number of COVID-19 health worker deaths in the world, according to a new report by Amnesty...

Bank make over £100m charging for cash machines

The UK’s major banks have made hundreds of millions of pounds from cash machine cuts and bank branch closures in the last two years,...

Worst Xmas in five years for the High Street

The British high street suffered its worst Christmas sales growth in five years as shoppers tighten their belts in the face of rising inflation. Sales...

Fraud victims face a lottery to get their money back from banks

Many victims of bank transfer fraud are being treated unfairly or inconsistently when trying to get their money back, a new Which? report reveals,...

People in England to be allowed to visit relatives and friends in care homes

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that people will be able to visit relatives and friends in Care Homes for the first time...

R rate is rising and NW an area of concern as death rate exceeds...

The R rate which measures the spread of Covid 19 across the nation is rising and the North West’s level is now above 1...

Government launches Kickstart scheme

The Government will today launch a new KickStart scheme which will see the Government pay the wages of newly hired under-25s for six months. The...

Man and women from Warrington held by police over Essex Lorry deaths

A 38-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman from Warrington have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to traffic people and on suspicion of 39...

More than 4 in 10 workers would be plunged into financial hardship if forced...

The TUC has today warned the government that NHS Test and Trace system risks failure unless ministers boost Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and ensure...