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City AM: MPs and peers launch ‘super committee’ to scrutinise online harms laws

Article by James Warrington for City AM - published 29 July 2021 A joint committee of MPs and lords has been launched today to scrutinise controversial government plans to tackle online harms. The new super committee will be tasked with seeking views on the online safety bill, which was published in draft form in May. […]

KentOnline: New Nationality and Borders Bill is backed by MPs amid concerns over asylum numbers

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 21 July 2021 More people have crossed the Channel so far this year than in the whole of 2020 after hundreds more asylum seekers arrived yesterday and more area arriving today. In response Home Secretary Priti Patel vowed yet more action, with £54 million sent to France […]

The Mirror: No10 blasts 'dangerous' Channel migrant crossings record as UK hands France £54m

Article by Ben Glaze for The Mirror - published 21 July 2021 Downing Street has attacked the “dangerous and unnecessary” surge in migrants crossing the English Channel. Charities and campaigners insist that providing safe and legal routes for migrants to come to Britain would stop them turning to people trafficking gangs who charge them thousands […]

CNBC: Facebook and Twitter under fire after England soccer players face racial abuse online

Article by Ryan Browne for CNBC. Published 12 July 2021 Facebook and Twitter are being criticized over a failure to act fast enough to tackle a flood of racial abuse directed at Black England soccer players following the team’s loss to Italy in the Euros final. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the target of a […]

ITV News: Decommissioning Dungeness: Nuclear power station will need ‘hundreds of staff for decades’

Article by Kit Bradshaw for ITV News Meridian - published 12 July 2021 Hundreds of staff will continue to work at the South East’s only nuclear power plant ‘for decades’, according to the station’s director. That’s despite a decision not to resume electricity generation at Dungeness B, which has been undergoing maintenance since 2018. Defects found […]

MailOnline: MPs follow legends Gary Neville, Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher in calling for an independent regulator of football

Article by Charlie Walker for MailOnline - published 18 June 2021 MPs have expressed strong support for a new independent regulator in football, but are split over the merits of applying the ‘50+1’ fan ownership model that is dominant in Germany. Politicians from the Conservatives and Labour believe a regulator is needed to ensure fair distribution of wealth […]

Sky Sports: MPs call for strong independent body to oversee clubs' finances and regulate game

Article written by PA Media - published on Sky Sports on 15 June 2021 MPs have called for a strong independent body with the power to oversee clubs' financial management to regulate football. Damian Collins, the former chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, reiterated calls for this to be one of the […]

KentOnline: Dungeness B nuclear power station to move into defuelling phase

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 7 June 2021 Dungeness B nuclear power station will move into the defuelling phase with immediate effect, EDF revealed today. The site on Romney Marsh has been off-line since September 2018 while a multi-million pound maintenance programme was carried out. This work was due to be completed last year but following "a range […]

MailOnline: Britain condemns 'outlandish action' after Belarus hijacks Ryanair passenger plane

Article by Will Stewart, Rachael Bunyan and Jack Wright for MailOnline - published 23 May 2021 Britain today condemned 'Putin puppet' Alexander Lukashenko's after Belarus hijacked a Ryanair passenger plane full of tourists by allegedly inventing an 'outlandish' bomb scare in order to arrest a dissident journalist who is now facing the death penalty. Ryanair […]

Evening Standard - MPs: Fast-track new laws to prevent English football clubs joining Super League

Article written by the Press Association - published 19 April 2021 MPs have demanded new laws be fast-tracked through Parliament to prevent English football clubs joining the breakaway European Super League. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told the House of Commons that the Government "rules out absolutely nothing" and is prepared to push through any new measures as quickly […]

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