‘Key worker heroes saved the country – now lets give them the power to rebuild it’

I am proud that the Parliamentary Labour Party is the most diverse it has ever been and is more than half of Labour MPs are women for the first time in our history. But we all know there is a huge amount of work to do, at all levels of government.

Labour appeals for coronavirus key workers like supermarket workers to go into politics

Online training sessions to break down the barriers to standing for public office, explain the role of councillors and the commitments the role involves, as well as discussing how to combine being a councillor with family and work life Support with the application process for key workers who want to become candidates A support network […]

Ditching tax on tech firms will mean less money for key workers, says Labour

“This government promised to make tech giants pay a fair share of tax to support our public services. Scrapping the digital services tax will do the opposite, costing millions in revenue that could pay for thousands of nurses, teachers or police officers,” she said. “It’s another example of incompetence from a government that is holding […]

Coronavirus: UK holds minute’s silence for key workers who died

The rise is partly driven by an increasing number of deaths in care homes, which accounted for a third of all deaths. The figures show deaths in care homes were continuing to rise, compared with the number of deaths in hospitals which appears to have peaked and is coming down.

Everyday Heroes: key workers celebrated at Southbank, where hundreds face sack

Artist Mahtab Hussain draws out this parallel explicitly, ennobling his surgeon and doctor in gold leaf, evoking veneration of various kinds. Cradling her newborn, Dr A Shahid with Ember bears the radiant halo of a holy icon. Seated in billowing scrubs arranged like courtly robes, The Surgeon carries his tools like spear or sword.

Democrat holds 5-point lead in key Indiana House race: DCCC poll

Democrats are hoping to flip the seat, which is held by Rep. Susan BrooksSusan Wiant BrooksStefanik credits Trump for spike in GOP women running for office DCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to ‘Red to Blue’ program Democrat holds 5-point lead in key Indiana House race: DCCC poll MORE (R) and will […]

The party’s over! Airbnb BANS house parties and limits bookings to 16 people in bid to end bashes where revellers have broken Covid rules, taken drugs and stabbed each other

In July, allegations were revealed that a house in Denmark Hill where a stabbing took place after a ‘group fight’ at an AirBnb party had received dozens of complaints from residents before the attack.

Housing co-ops: is The Drive dream still alive?

Joseph, who is originally from London, moved in in October and says it’s been a hectic few months. All the work at the house has to be done on top of the residents’ full-time jobs. For example, Joseph had never really done much DIY. And he admits that the process of reaching agreement about how […]

London 2012’s true legacy is broken promises and dashed social housing dreams

Dr Bernstock says: “Most of the housing on the first neighbourhood is exclusive market housing, and some of this is being left empty and used as an empty safety deposit box, or a pied-a-terre, and much of what is described as affordable is simply not affordable to local people.

How the planning system shake-up will affect housing in England

How is the government proposing to change the planning system? In a very big way. Since the English planning system was introduced in 1947, it has always been discretionary, meaning planning applications are assessed against a local plan on a case-by-case basis, with permission decided by a democratically elected planning committee of local councillors. The […]