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Bernard Hogan-Howe

Police chief calls for mandatory drug testing

Met police chief Bernard Hogan-Howe has called for mandatory drug testing of all workers, it has been revealed. In a recent speech made to an all-parliamentary group on cannabis and children, the Met police commissioner called for mandatory drug testing to be implemented in workplaces across the country, particularly for those in the teaching or nursing professions. Under the proposed[Read More...]

What is the point of work?

Following Cat Reilly’s victory over the DWP, which found the workfare scheme forcing her to give up her voluntary role at a museum in order to stack shelves in Poundland for no wage, the workfare debate has re-arisen. Iain Duncan Smith isn’t deterred; he says the problem is that some people think they are “too good to do this sort[Read More...]

Could a Lib Dem win in Eastleigh be a turning point for the party?

If you hate the Lib Dems and desperately want to see them humiliated, it would be hard to orchestrate a better set of circumstances than the Eastleigh by-election. Chris Huhne, his personal life poked and prodded in the papers, resigned with very little integrity left, denying his guilt for as long as he could get away with before pleading guilty[Read More...]

Jason Pitter

Role models are lifeline to youngsters, claims barrister

We often hear it said that there is a lack of successful role models for young people living in deprived areas. And Chapeltown in Leeds is no exception. It is one of the poorest areas in the city and has seen its fair share of riots in the 70s, 80s and then again, in August of last year. However, despite[Read More...]

Leeds boxer makes history after scooping gold in the Olympics

Leeds boxer makes history after scooping gold in the Olympics

A Leeds based boxer has become the first female boxer in the UK to scoop a gold medal for the Olympics. In a match watched by millions of people across the UK including David Cameron and Kate Middleton, Nicola Adams, 29 secured yet another victory for Great Britain after beating her opponent Ren Cancan. Nicola grew up in the Burmantofts[Read More...]