Report 1 Report 2 Report 3 Report 4 Report 5 78%Agree changes will impact on their neighbourhoods 76% In report 3 68% In report 1 24 Local Shops It is recognised that successful neighbourhoods have a number of viable local shops. Analysis reveals that, on average, households in round five are spending £11.36 on non-food essential shopping items. R [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Jenny Willott supports launch of Dogs Trust Chip My Dog website

On Tuesday (28th October), the Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, showcased its website with the support of a host of MPs. Members of the public are now just a click away from a wealth of information on this important element of dog welfare, including: Compulsory microchipping will make it easier to reunite lost do [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Centre for Policy Studies

Tim Knox, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies comments: “The importance of the Hartz Reforms cannot be underestimated. British politicians of all stripes must heed the warning and ensure that effective long-term labour market reform is a priority.” Ten years ago Germany’s left-leaning Social Democratic Party introduced bold labour marke [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Miliband speaks out on anti-semitic abuse targeted at Luciana Berger – and calls on social media companies to act

As we reported last week, Labour MP and Shadow Minister Luciana Berger has been the victim of a sustained torrent of disgusting online anti-semtic abuse. Ed Miliband has hit out at Berger’s abusers today, calling on social media companies to be more proactive in tackling sustained, orchestrated abuse. He told Jewish News: “The anti-Semitic abus [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Social media in ‘silent zones’: crimes against journalists and getting away with murder in realtime #EndImpunity

Journalists, media organisation, citizen journalists and those contributing to coverage of cartel crime have all fallen victim to this message. In Reynosa, in the state of Tamaulipas, social media has served as a tool to inform a public that would have otherwise been left in the dark. Increasingly, the journalists under attack are ‘citizen journa [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

World in beta

Fully embracing the concept of ‘beta’, this website will evolve over time as we learn more about you as the consumer and your unique challenges and opportunities. That’s why we now talk about the world being ‘in beta’. Digital technology is doing the same, but doing it faster, and more fundamentally than ever before. Digital technology wi [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014


How policy changes are affecting people experiencing multiple needs Introduction There are people in every community in Britain experiencing multiple needs: we estimate their number at 60,0001. Despite this, people experiencing multiple needs are largely absent from public debates that affect them. How policy changes are affecting people experienci [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014

Telegraph Bloodbath: D'Ancona Out After 19 Years

End of an era for the Telegraph on two fronts today: To all fantastic @telegraph readers with whom I've corresponded, exchanged tweets or chatted in the past 19 years: THANK YOU. I'll miss you — Matthew d'Ancona (@MatthewdAncona) October 31, 2014 This morning’s paper also saw Tim Walker’s last Mandrake diary column… UPDATE: MediaGuido h [...] Read more ...

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31 Oct 2014