It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.
You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.
David Cameron is planning to revive the controversial “snoopers’ charter” through a wide-ranging review of the laws allowing public bodies to access private communications, which he announced today alongside emergency surveillance legislation.
Welsh Local Government Association leaders said local services could be decimated by 'English-style cuts' warned by Minister Lesley Griffiths (Warning of mass public service closures across #Wales as councils face 4.5% cut to budgets next year
In the past, cities like New York and Tokyo have tried different strategies to cope with expansion. The problem is that 21st century London doesn't really have a plan at allLast year, the entire population of Carlisle moved to London.
I hadn’t realized when I was growing up in Gary, Indiana, an industrial town on the southern shore of Lake Michigan plagued by discrimination, poverty and bouts of high unemployment, that I was living in the golden era of capitalism. It was a company town, named after the chairman of the board of U.S. Steel. It had the world’s largest integrated steel mill and a progressive school system designed to turn Gary into a melting pot fed by migrants from all over Europe. But by the time I was born in 1943, cracks in the pot were already appearing. To break strikes—to ensure that workers did not fully share in the productivity gains being driven by modern technology—the big steel companies brought African-American workers up from the South who lived in impoverished, separate neighborhoods.
The Church of England has announced its opposition to HS2 - saying the high speed rail line will desecrate graves and shatter peace (Church of England to pray that HS2 will be halted | via @Telegraph http://t.co/ZW2qLchhmW)...
The UK economy is growing strongly – far more strongly, I am pleased to admit, than I expected. Is all well, then? No. The economy is unbalanced and growth prospects are poor. The UK must not mistake a recovery for a triumph.
The necessity may be starker, but the UK's need to extricate itself from centralised control has long been apparentThe appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European commission confirms what most UK Eurosceptics have long thought:...