Category Archives: Parliament

Could You be the Next Black Rod?

Parliament is advertising for a new Black Rod to replace Lieutenant General David Leakey, who is retiring. Black Rod is best known for a role in the State Opening of Parliament, knocking on the door of the House of Commons … Continue reading

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New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England. Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen … Continue reading

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First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. He said people will see “less first class in the future” with busy suburban trains having “one … Continue reading

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Home Secretary Announces Action Plan to Tackle Acid Attacks

Victims and survivors will be at the centre of a new government strategy aimed at reducing the number and impact of acid attacks. As part of the action plan, the Crown Prosecution Service’s (CPS) guidance to prosecutors will be reviewed … Continue reading

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Legal Street Racing just Around the Corner

Could the next British Grand Prix be literally just around the corner from you? New laws come into force on Monday, 10 April 2017, that will allow motor racing events to take place on closed public roads in England. The … Continue reading

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New Rules to Prevent another Car Emission Scandal Approved

West Midlands MEP Daniel Dalton won backing yesterday from the European Parliament for new measures that will ensure vehicles continue to meet emissions and safety standards once out of the showroom. The revised rules aim to prevent another vehicle emissions … Continue reading

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£20 Million for D-Day Landings Memorial

The British servicemen and women who gave their lives in the D-Day landings and in the Normandy Campaign will be commemorated with a new memorial, supported by £20 million, the Prime Minister and Chancellor today announced. The monument will be … Continue reading

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