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Leader’s breakfast club plies kids with sugary junk

LABOUR'S SCHEME to fund lazy parents' booze binges has serious implications for childhood obesity.You might also be interested in...Jim Houldsworth...

How can it be right to profit from disability?

Disability living allowance is being replaced with personal independence payment assessments, and private companies are queueing up to cash in

Blackpool Council grants free parking for Muslims, but everyone else has to pay

THE PLANNING application for the super mosque on Waterloo Road has been rejected, however the mosque is still in receipt of sweeteners from the cou...

Carnesky’s Ghost Train more profitable than new Blackpool trams

WITH THE Flexity 2 supertram service having commenced today, how will Blackpool Transport turn it into a financially viable operation?

Lichfield and Burntwood residents prosecuted for benefit fraud

Three Lichfield and Burntwood residents have been prosecuted for benefit fraud. On August 2 at Burton Magistrates’ Court, 53-year-old Lilian West...

City Hall cuts service opening times

Opening times: The City of Lincoln Council is about to reduce the City Hall service opening times.

Councils bid to stop city tax fraud

Closing in: Local authorities are giving benefit fraudsters an opportunity to come clean without penalty until September.

City OAPs missing out on cash entitlements

Missing out: Pensioners in the city are not claiming funds that they are entitled to.

Benefits and Money Advice Session Map_icon

THE BENEFITS AND MONEY ADVICE TEAM from the East Riding Council will be holding a drop-in session at Hedon Library to give advice, leaflets and inf...

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A FORMER HEDON RESIDENT has been handed a conditional discharge after admitting benefit fraud. Mrs Maria Robinson, aged 62, formerly of Magdalen Ga...

Police hunt man who robbed shop at gunpoint

By Kirsty Topping POLICE are hunting a gun-wielding robber who held up a shop in Edinburgh. The thief pointed the handgun at a 25-year-old woman sh...

The real benefit thieves

From June the government’s new back-to-work scheme for the unemployed, run by multinational companies and farmed out to hard-pressed charities, w...

It is our duty to protect Legal Aid

Ryan Bradshaw discusses the threat to legal aid and welfare benefits. As a practitioner of welfare benefits law I am privileged to spend my working...

Computer error delays benefits for Nantwich claimants

Benefit claimants in Nantwich will not get their payments tomorrow (May 3) as planned. Cheshire East Council chiefs say technical problems with the...

Changes to tax and benefits come into force today

Wide-ranging changes to the tax and benefit systems come into effect from this morning. One of the main changes is the amount people can earn befor...

A football club that saves lives threatened with closure

Safa Macit is Hackney FC’s version of Stephen Gerrard, I am told, with a vicious strike at his disposal and an endearing ignorance of knowing whe...

Five Lichfield and Burntwood benefit cheats are prosecuted

Five people from Lichfield and Burntwood have been prosecuted for benefit fraud. An investigation by Lichfield District Council uncovered £27,583 ...

Campaigners fighting to save Manchester Advice – but council appears undeterred

A campaign is underway to stop Manchester City Council from pulling the plug on free advice services that help tens of thousands of people each yea...

News: UK’s oldest twins dad from Brownhills has 13th child… and wants more

The oldest father of twins in Britain has had another child at 72 and - he says he wants even more children...

Families will be hit hardest by cuts

Family struggles: Research believes families could be one of the hardest groups hit by the recent Government cuts.

Three plead guilty to benefit fraud in Lichfield and Burntwood

Three people have been prosecuted in Lichfield and Burntwood for benefit fraud. The trio appeared in court after investigations by Lichfield Distri...

One in every 10 Lincolnites on benefits

Money matters: Around one in ten Lincolnites are claiming some form of benefit.

Callow and Cameron clash over benefits

A POINT was raised to me this week following my article about the cuts to the childrens’ services budget and the collapse of Blackpool’...

Mobile advice unit touring once more

Manchester City Council’s Mobile Advice Centre is due to hit the road again next week, giving expert advice in five different neighbourhoods to r...

Comment: A total innocent has been sentenced to death whilst the criminal flees the courtroom

What a difference a year makes. Back in 2009, finance was public enemy number one. The lunatic expansion and under-regulation of dodgy financial se...

New benefit changes for single parents come into effect today

Today sees the introduction of benefit changes which will mean that unemployed single parents will be made to look for work when their youngest chi...

News: Wednesfield clown critically ill

A clown from Wednesfield who went to court for falsely claiming benefits is today critically ill in hospital...

Lichfield woman with £285,000 in assets admits benefit fraud

A Lichfield woman has admitted being a benefit fraudster – after it was revealed that she had more than a quarter of a million pounds in asse...

Councils set to merge services for savings

Merger: City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven, and West Lindsey District councils want to merge services for savings.

£42,000 of benefit fraud uncovered by Lichfield District Council

A number of benefit fraudsters have been caught after a crackdown by Lichfield District Council. The council has uncovered £42,454 worth of benefi...

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