Joe Biden: Former US Vice President to announce third run for White House today

Joe Biden: Former US Vice President to announce third run for White House today

Former Vice President Joe Biden is set to launch his third run for the White House today. Biden is due to finally announce his bid by video followed by his first public appearance as a candidate on Monday at an event in Pittsburgh, a key constituency. A moderate Democrat, Biden wants to appeal to the […]

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UK growth likely to rise above 1.5% next year, says thinktank | Business

Britain’s growth rate will bounce back above 1.5% next year as ministers exceed existing public spending budgets to cope with an ageing population, a leading thinktank has said. The National Institute for Social & Economic Research (NIESR) said plans to ease austerity only slightly over the next five years were “unbelievable”. It added that government […]

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Record demand for foodbanks as 14 million meals given away to hungry families

Record demand for foodbanks as 14 million meals given away to hungry families

Hungry families ate more than 14 million foodbank meals in the last 12 months in a grim, record year for Breadline Britain. Volunteers at Trussell Trust outlets handed out 1,583,668 emergency parcels between April 2018 and March 2019 – a devastating surge of almost a fifth compared with the previous 12 months. Heartbreakingly, more than […]

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Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli departs the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, August 3, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli moved from prison after rule breaking

The “Pharma Bro” is back in his native Brooklyn — for now. Notorious drug-company fraudster Martin Shkreli has been removed from a federal prison in New Jersey after there were claims he was running his pharmaceuticals firm while locked up with the help of a contraband cellphone. Shkreli, who had been in the low-security prison […]

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Tory Chris Davies faces being booted out of Parliament after expenses conviction

Tory Chris Davies faces being booted out of Parliament after expenses conviction

Tory MP Chris Davies faces being booted out of Parliament after a recall petition was officially launched. Mr Davies, 51, was fined £1,500 and ordered to carry out 50 hours’ community service after he admitted giving false information for his Westminster expenses. He spared jail yesterday at Southwark Crown Court – and isn’t being thrown […]

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Brexit: Theresa May’s approval ratings with Tory members hit record low, survey suggests – live news | Politics

Theresa May was due to be holding her first PMQs today since the Easter recess. Before the break she told MPs that they should use the holiday to consider their “national duty” and reflect on how they might find a solution to the Brexit impasse. That wish does not seem to have been fulfilled, but […]

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Ann Widdecombe leaves Tories and defects to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party

Ann Widdecombe leaves Tories and defects to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

Conservative Party stalwart Ann Widdecombe has sensationally quit – to rejoin frontline politics with the Brexit Party. The 71-year-old has been a staunch Tory for 55 years – serving as Shadow Health and Home secretary. But now she has joined Nigel Farage’s fledgling party on a mandate to hurry up and get Britain out of […]

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Virgin Trains calls for airline-style fares and seating for all | Business

Virgin Trains has called for a new national rail ticketing system with airline-style fares and reserved seats for every passenger on long distance services, ending the current practice that can involve standing for extended periods. The firm, which has run the west coast line – the UK’s biggest intercity service, since privatisation in 1997, also […]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol January 30, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Bernie Sanders gets mayoral pension while running for president

Ellis noted that Sanders is unlike most Americans, who are not eligible for a pension, much less for one when they are employed in another job full-time. Ellis said that some states ban double-dipping, and that others should. And, he added, even if Sanders is technically eligible to receive a pension, he should “make a […]

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Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren and 2020 election Democrats propose student loan relief

As borrowers face a mounting burden, and Democrats angle for support from young primary voters, Warren and her rivals have embraced loan forgiveness plans. In a video accompanying the announcement of her proposal, Warren argued for her proposal in part by saying “young people can’t buy homes, they can’t start businesses.” Elizabeth Warren tweet The […]

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