HS2 urged to rehouse London council block residents over disruption | HS2

HS2 Ltd has been urged to fund the rehousing of 175 council households in London enduring “unbearable” conditions due to construction works on their doorstep. The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, and the leader of Camden council, Georgia Gould, have said that many homes could be uninhabitable when large-scale works to build the high-speed railway begin … Read more HS2 urged to rehouse London council block residents over disruption | HS2

Scottish independence never been so certain, Sturgeon to tell SNP | Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon will open the Scottish National party annual conference by telling members she has “never been so certain” the country will achieve independence. The first minister will declare Scotland is “now a nation on the cusp of making history” as she insists the SNP’s goal of independence is “in clear sight”. Her comments will … Read more Scottish independence never been so certain, Sturgeon to tell SNP | Scottish independence

Coronavirus live news: hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers, says Gove; social gathering banned in Los Angeles | World news

9.20am GMT09:20 Professor Neil Ferguson, whose modelling led to the original lockdown in the UK back in March, said “individual judgment” would be important in deciding whether to see elderly relatives this Christmas. While Ferguson said that celebrating with family would “increase transmission compared with everyone staying at home not mixing at all”, he said … Read more Coronavirus live news: hospitals in England could be overwhelmed without new tiers, says Gove; social gathering banned in Los Angeles | World news

I’ve changed my mind: grammar schools are unhealthy and must go | Grammar schools

Until last year, I was the MP for Buckingham, in one of the few counties where education is fully selective. In the town there are two state secondary schools, a grammar and a secondary modern, right next door to each other. The Royal Latin, founded in 1423, the one grammar school in the constituency, seemed … Read more I’ve changed my mind: grammar schools are unhealthy and must go | Grammar schools

Covid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say | Coronavirus

Covid-19 infections could double over Christmas, scientists advising the government have said. The warning comes in the latest tranche of files from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). The documents were presented to government before a decision to relax Covid restrictions over the festive period. “Notes on Festive Period” was written by the Scientific … Read more Covid-19 infections ‘could easily double’ over Christmas, Sage experts say | Coronavirus