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  • Scrap term-time holiday ban – LGA

    Headteachers should be given scope to allow parents to take children on holiday during term time on a "common-sense" basis, council leaders have recommended. The Local Government Association said the current ban on term-time absences in anything but "exceptional circumstances" was financially onerous on parents often for...

Communities

Labour: The Choice: Regional Growth Fund misses its investment target by almost £1 billion – Chuka Umunna

  Labour press release The Choice: Regional Growth Fund misses its investment target by almost £1 billion – Chuka Umunna In the latest of a series of interven...

Housing

Emma Reynolds: Labour housing plans about more than government spending

Emma Reynolds said Labour would prioritise capital spending towards housing, but stressed that the party’s plans to boost house building went beyond increasing publi...

Local Government

LGA calls for common sense approach to term-time holidays

Local Government Association press release LGA calls for common sense approach to term-time holidays Headteachers should be allowed to follow a ‘common sense’ a...

London

GLA: Tracking crime in your area – Mayor launches new online dashboard to help Londoners monitor crime locally

GLA press release Tracking crime in your area – Mayor launches new online dashboard to help Londoners monitor crime locally The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, h...

Northern Ireland

Labour: We welcome the UK and Irish government's decision to respond positively to the proposal I made at last week's Labour Party Conference - Lewis

Labour press release Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, commenting on the government's announcement to facilitate cross-party talks on...

Planning

Conservative Response: Miliband house building comments

Conservative press release Responding to Ed Miliband's comments on house building, a Conservative Spokesman said: 'This is just an empty promise from Ed Miliban...

Scotland

Alex Salmond hints at standing for election in Westminster

Alex Salmond has said he has “not made up his mind” whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election. The outgoing Scottish first minis...

Wales

Leanne Wood: Welsh people don't want to be treated as second class citizens

Leanne Wood said Welsh people were "angry" and did not want to be "treated as second class citizens". "I think that people are angry at the moment and will no lon...

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