The Tory government doesn't care about the fire and rescue service. If it did, it wouldn't have slashed 7,000 frontline firefighter posts, closed around 40 fire stations and scrapped scores of fire engines since 2010. The last recorded year saw a reduction of 1,200 in the number of firefighters - the biggest drop in a single year in the history of the modern fire and rescue service.
Arts Emergency, a charity of which I donate to monthly, is an organisation of volunteers, contacts and thinkers who believe - correctly - that there should be no barriers put in the way of people who want to study or work in art and humanity related subjects.
Since leaving my job at Scope, I've concentrated on lifestyle content. My view has been the world is so much better for disabled people. With financial investment for care support, equipment/technology and living adaptions; disabled people finally could aspire to more in life.
Where a Sex Buyer Law has been enforced in Sweden, Norway and Iceland, countries renowned for their exemplary equality laws, this strategy has proven to reduce prostitution. Meanwhile the results of decriminalisation are verging on well-publicised apocalyptic levels of abuse in New Zealand, Nevada in the US, The Netherlands and Germany. We have the answers. Let's use them.
The tragic floods in Cumbria and other parts of the north of England and Scotland remind us of the importance of public services and public service. ...
The breadth of knowledge and clinical skills needed to be a safe and competent practitioner is very wide. As well as these taught skills, there are the hard-to-teach, intrinsic social skills and communication nuances that need to be honed.
Earlier this week I was playing Ludo with my six year old daughter. She was beating me hands down, and at one point landed on my last hope counter and...
Policing in London has been under the spotlight in recent days, and with good reason. Various concerns have been raised about the ability of the Metropolitan Police to deal with the challenges of 21st century policing, especially in light of the cuts by the current Government.
Today marks a particularly sad day for those of us committed to defending the rights to equality for people with hearing loss: for the first time since 1948, hearing aids have been rationed.
Imagine if the government took the money it spends on war and fossil fuels and spent it on developing a vibrant renewable energy industry instead. At the moment they're doing the reverse. They're backing the interests of big oil and gas over the interests of young people.
It's a budget of which young people and those working on the lowest incomes are the biggest victims. Don't let the piecemeal soundbite policies distract from that. It's a political master class in creating the perception of centrist policies while pursuing an ideologically right wing economic agenda that appeases those who turn out and vote, older people and the wealthy.
There are a multitude of misnomers in the English language. Koala bears aren't bears, jellyfish aren't fish and peanuts are legumes. The 2015 emergenc...
Somebody should also remind Newsquest that newspapers have not been money making machines on the whole for years and that they simply buy the owner power both socially and politically and if the management board are in this for the profit then they are the ones that should be dismissed for being in the wrong industry.
Two years on and we find ourselves further burdened by cuts and now reeling from the impact of a Tory government, Conned once again by our broken electoral system. So what's the alternative? We organise. We march. We stand.
It only takes one riled individual setting fire to something they shouldn't to tarnish the entire group. Appearing on the news that night, their cause is lost in a story about out-of-control rebels in violent disarray. If you are that individual, it's simple: leave the spray paint, the petrol and the expletive laden placards at home, and come up with something more purposeful to chant.
As part of the interesting 'maths' in their manifesto, the Tories have committed to £12 billion more cuts in benefit payments over the next parliament. In interview after interview MPs and ministers have consistently refused to say where these cuts will come from, including multiple times to the BBC's Andrew Neil on The Daily Politics ever since the promise was made.