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Empowering girls to speak out against breast ironing

Empowering girls to speak out against breast ironing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The practice is among many harmful traditions girls face, but giving them a platform to tell their stories is key to ending it
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Police State Britain: Tories would arrest you for looking at them in a funny way

Police State Britain: Tories would arrest you for looking at them in a funny way | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Isn't it nice for our police that they seem to have had a long time to prepare for the new Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill's passage into law - as long ago as 2010 they were warning a...
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Anti-immigrant feeling in Britain is on the rise as more than half want cut in numbers, according to major new research

Anti-immigrant feeling in Britain is on the rise as more than half want cut in numbers, according to major new research | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Hostility to the current scale of immigration is increasing among the public, with more than half of the electorate wanting a heavy cut in numbers of foreigners allowed to settle in Britain, research disclosed last night.
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Why Barristers Walked Out of Court

Why Barristers Walked Out of Court | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
For the first time in 800 years, lawyers have publicly protested by staging a half-day walkout. Why? The short answer is that barristers walked out of court this morning to prevent the government walking all over public justice.
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11 Reasons To Bring Back Landlines In 2014 (Seriously)

11 Reasons To Bring Back Landlines In 2014 (Seriously) | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
While some are saying that landlines will become as obsolete as horse-and-buggy travel, we say that there really is no time better than now to embrace home phones. Yep, I'm siding with your mother and grandmother on this one.
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Nick Clegg Is David Cameron's Condom, Says Boris Johnson

Nick Clegg Is David Cameron's Condom, Says Boris Johnson | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it

Nick Clegg's job in government is to serve as David Cameron's condom, Boris Johnson has suggested.

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Ed Balls on Labour economic vows: Shadow Chancellor vows to ease the squeeze of economic recovery and earn way to higher living standards

Ed Balls on Labour economic vows: Shadow Chancellor vows to ease the squeeze of economic recovery and earn way to higher living standards | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls outlines in the Sunday People how he and Ed Miliband intend to reduce the deficit more fairly – and not give tax cuts to millionaires
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Nurses to face three-year competency checks under new regulations

Nurses and midwives will have to confirm to The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) every three years that they remain fit to practise.
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Rise of homelessness in Wales 'likely', say professionals | News | Inside Housing

Family homelessness in Wales ‘will rise’ over the next year, the vast majority of respondents to an independent survey have said.
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Government deal will release £500 million for affordable homes | News | Inside Housing

A government investment, secured through the European Investment Bank, will release £500 million additional funding to build new affordable homes for rent across the UK.
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Charity reveals average rough sleeper dies aged 39 | News | Inside Housing

A homelessness charity in Scotland has said the average age of death for the rough sleepers it worked with across its services is 39.
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Hard truths | Opinion | Inside Housing

Hard truths | Opinion | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne needs to look no further than the current plight of many under 25s for a lesson in ‘hard truths’, says Denise Hatton
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Buy-to-let landlord defends 'no housing benefits' decision

Buy-to-let landlord defends 'no housing benefits' decision | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Fergus Wilson says evictions are 'business driven', with rent arrears running at more than 50% in the homes let to those receiving benefits
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Financial Repression & Deficit Reduction | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC

Financial Repression & Deficit Reduction | ToUChstone blog: A public policy blog from the TUC | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Chancellor today has announced that spending cuts will continue after the next election: We've got to make more cuts – £17bn this coming year, £20bn nex
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Amid growing poverty, councils have failed to save fund for those in need

Amid growing poverty, councils have failed to save fund for those in need | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
From April 2015, a £180m a year hardship fund will be abolished completely. Local government failed to make a strong enough argument for it
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Owen Paterson's climate change scepticism 'has blinded him to future flooding risks', claims Labour as winter storm continues to batter Britain

Owen Paterson's climate change scepticism 'has blinded him to future flooding risks', claims Labour as winter storm continues to batter Britain | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Labour has questioned whether Environment Secretary Owen Paterson’s “climate change scepticism” is blinding him to the dangers of flooding in future years, as the worst winter storm for 20 years continued to rage.
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NHS: Hospitals face being crippled with some patients visiting A&E more than 200 TIMES a year

NHS: Hospitals face being crippled with some patients visiting A&E more than 200 TIMES a year | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Doctors have warned that repeat attendees were adding to the chaos in casualty units
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Nigel Farage: 'Ban immigrants from claiming benefits for five years'

Nigel Farage: 'Ban immigrants from claiming benefits for five years' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Nigel Farage has waded into the debate on immigration again, this time by calling for a five-year ban on immigrants settling in the UK.
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Polish Ambassador Tells David Cameron: 'Don't Stigmatise Us'

Polish Ambassador Tells David Cameron: 'Don't Stigmatise Us' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Poland's ambassador to the United Kingdom has defended the right of Eastern Europeans to settle in Britain and warned David Cameron not to "stigmatise" his countrymen as benefit cheats.
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Shocking CCTV: Craig Kinsella held as 'slave' by Rooke family in Sheffield, beaten and had to scavenge for food in bins

Shocking CCTV: Craig Kinsella held as 'slave' by Rooke family in Sheffield, beaten and had to scavenge for food in bins | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Craig Kinsella was held captive by the Rooke family and would work 19-hour days cleaning their garden and vans for no money
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Benefits Street: Police To Probe 'Criminality'

Benefits Street: Police To Probe 'Criminality' | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
Residents on the show claim they have received death threats as officers examine whether scenes showed illegal activity.
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Divide and rule | Blog

Divide and rule | Blog | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
The Chancellor’s latest proposal for wefare cuts are unfair and unrealistic writes Colin Wiles
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PRS landlord defends 'financial decision' to evict tenants | News | Inside Housing

A private rented sector landlord has defended his ‘financial decision’ to send eviction letters to 200 of his tenants who receive housing benefit.
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Housing benefit removal regulations upheld by judges | News | Inside Housing

It is lawful to discriminate against tenants with disabilities by removing their housing benefit if their home is left unoccupied for more than a year, top judges have ruled.
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Osborne's plan to cut welfare further splits cabinet | News | Inside Housing

Osborne's plan to cut welfare further splits cabinet | News | Inside Housing | Welfare, Disability, Politics and People's Right's | Scoop.it
George Osborne’s plan to cut back welfare by a further £12 billion has split the cabinet, it has been reported.
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