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Grenfell recommendations will be implemented, says Robert Jenrick

But the Labour leader accuses the government of a "dereliction of duty" over the Fire Safety Bill.
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All of UK facing 'big burden' to prevent second Covid wave, warns minister

Comments from Robert Jenrick come amid stricter measures for parts of Scotland and WalesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEveryone in the UK must take on the “big burden” of preventing a second wave of coronavirus , a government minister has said, as Caerphilly in south Wales prepared to be placed under local lockdown and stricter measures were extended in Scotland.Robert Jenrick, the housing and communities secretary, echoed claims by the deputy medical officer, Prof J...
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All of UK facing 'big burden' to prevent Covid second wave, warns minister

Comments from Robert Jenrick come amid stricter measures for parts of Scotland and WalesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEveryone in the UK must take on the “big burden” of preventing a second wave of coronavirus , a government minister has said, as Caerphilly in south Wales prepared to be placed under local lockdown and stricter measures were extended in Scotland.Robert Jenrick, the housing and communities secretary, echoed claims by the deputy medical officer, Profes...
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Coronavirus: UK case rises are 'concerning', says minister

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick joins scientists in urging caution after a rise in Covid-19 cases.
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Grenfell memorial plans are adding to our grief, say victims’ relatives

Angry families boycott government project after saying ministers ignored their inputRelatives of dozens of the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and the residents’ group representing the west London estate where the disaster took place are boycotting a government scheme to create a memorial, saying they have been sidelined.Ministers announced a memorial commission in 2018 to decide “the most fitting and appropriate way to remember” the victims of the blaze, which happened on 14 June 2017. Ho...
Tags: London, Society, UK News, Firefighters, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Robert Jenrick, Grenfell Next of Kin


Robert Jenrick defends overhaul of England's 'outdated' planning system

Critics fear the housing secretary's plans will rob local people of a say and create bad homes.
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How long does it take to get planning permission?

Robert Jenrick says a standard housing development takes five years to go through the planning process.
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Is the housing secretary right about how long planning takes?

Robert Jenrick says a standard housing development takes five years to go through the planning process.
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Is the housing secretary right about how long planning permission takes?

Robert Jenrick says a standard housing development takes five years to go through the planning process.
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UK coronavirus live: attendance at English schools will be 'mandatory' from September, says Williamson

Labour leader criticises government lack of leadership on schools; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 5.31pm BST The Mirror’s Dan Bloom says what Gavin Williamson said about it being “totally, totally...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Dan Bloom, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick


UK coronavirus live: Starmer says government failures stopped more pupils being back in English schools

Labour leader criticises lack of leadership; Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish townsEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 4.28pm BST Public Health England has published It covers the week ending on Sunday 28 June. Here’s an extract from the...
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UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2m rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; Wales to partially reopen tourism sector; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full-time in SeptemberLeicester ‘shows test and trace working’Ban on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesInteractive vaccine tracker: how close are we? 3.14pm BST Earlier I posted the figures from the governme...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Wales, Scotland, UK News, NHS, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, The Labour


UK coronavirus live: Scotland to relax 2-metre rule but lockdown-easing paused in some towns after outbreaks

Scotland’s distancing rule to be relaxed for some sectors; lockdown-easing paused in some Scottish towns; getting English schools back to normal critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.58pm BST Here are the main points from the Downing Street lobby briefing.Returning to school in September will be mandatory. It’s always the case that ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Downing Street, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Gavin Williamson


UK coronavirus live: moves to ease lockdown paused in some Scottish towns after outbreaks

Scotland to relax 2-metre rule in some areas but lockdown rules will remain around some towns; getting English schools back to normal is critical, Williamson saysEnglish schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.30pm BST This week’s Brexit talks have been concluded earlier than expected. While “useful”, David Frost, the UK chief negotiator, said they showed “significan...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Nicola Sturgeon, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, David Frost, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: getting schools back to normal is critical for national recovery, Williamson tells MPs

Education secretary makes statement on guidance for schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks as they’re set to reopen in SeptemberFull story: English schools to open full time in SeptemberBan on non-essential travel to be lifted for some countriesOxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.27pm BST According to the DfE guidance, schools should consider holding music lessons or classes outside, perhaps with...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Education, UK News, Labour, Schools, Local Government, Public Health England, Michael Heseltine, Williamson, Richard Burgon, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK coronavirus live: government publishes plan for all schools in England to open full time in September

Education secretary to publish guidance for primary and secondary schools on how to deal with Covid-19 outbreaks Oxford offers best hope of vaccine this year, MPs toldLeicester outbreak driven by under-19s and workersCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST Limits on group sizes will be lifted in nurseries, childminders, and other early years providers from later this month, the Department for Education has said.As PA Media reports, early years provider...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, England, Education, UK News, Oxford, Schools, Local Government, Michael Heseltine, Department for Education, Paul Whiteman, NAHT, Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick, PA Media


Robert Jenrick: MPs say minister made 'serious mistakes' in planning case

Housing committee says it "respectfully disagrees" with the PM that Westferry planning case is closed.
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Robert Jenrick under fresh pressure after whistleblower claims he ignored pleas to block Westferry project

Robert Jenrick has found himself under fresh pressure, after a whistleblower claimed he ignored pleas from senior officials to block the controversial Westferry printworks project. The Housing Secretary reportedly overruled objections from civil servants and lawyers to greenlight Tory donor Richard Desmond’s £1 billion development in January, with one source saying he showed “total disregard” for the law. Mr Jenrick had weeks earlier watched a promotional video for the luxury East London project...
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Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire he had meeting with is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over official meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival mining projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financi...
Tags: Business, Politics, Society, UK News, Mining, Treasury, Richard Desmond, Sirius Minerals, Ofer, Idan Ofer, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Cleveland Potash Continue


Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire in mine controversy is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financial support from ...
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Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire in donor row is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival mine projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financial support ...
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Bank of England blocking release of Venezuelan gold, court hears

$1bn gold hoard subject of dispute between Nicolás Maduro and rival Juan GuaidóClaims that the Bank of England is unlawfully blocking the release of 31 tonnes of gold valued at nearly $1bn(£805m) and intended to combat the coronavirus in Venezuela have been heard in the high court this week.The bars are among the 400,000 bars of gold held in the Bank’s vaults, but there is a political dispute about their rightful owner. Continue reading...
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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from shadow cabinet in antisemitism row - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter that included antisemitic conspiracy theoryKeir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.55pm BST From the Times’ Patrick MaguireI'm told a delegation of left frontbenchers is trying to secure a meeting with Starmer to discuss RLB's sacking 4.50pm BST H...
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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked by Keir Starmer over article 'including antisemitic conspiracy theory' - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.25pm BST The FT’s Jim Pickard says Rebecca Long-Bailey may have read a version of the Maxine Peake interview before it was amended by the Independent.one problematic issue with the @RLong_Bailey sacking is that ...
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Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour shadow cabinet by Keir Starmer – UK politics live

Shadow education secretary sacked after sharing article on Twitter which included antisemitic conspiracy theoryKeir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 3.27pm BST From the Sunday Times’ Gabriel PogrundOne LOTO source notes that Long Bailey failed to condemn a member who blamed the "Israeli lobby" for the election defeat during a leadership hustings i...
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Westferry planning row: Robert Jenrick still faces questions, says Starmer

Labour says the housing secretary still faces questions after the PM says the matter is "closed".
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Boris Johnson backs Robert Jenrick despite planning row

Senior MP says questions remain over links between housing secretary and Richard DesmondBoris Johnson has full confidence in the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, Downing Street has insisted, despite fresh revelations about his relationship with the billionaire property developer Richard Desmond, in documents published this week.Pressed about Jenrick’s role in rushing through a decision on the development, allowing Desmond to avoid a £45m payment under the community infrastructure levy, Johnson...
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No 10 backs housing secretary despite fresh revelations over development

Fresh documents show ‘extensive’ contact between Robert Jenrick and billionaire property developer Richard DesmondBoris Johnson has full confidence in housing secretary Robert Jenrick, Downing Street has insisted, despite fresh revelations about his relationship with billionaire property developer Richard Desmond in documents published this week.Pressed by journalists about Jenrick’s role in rushing through a decision on the development, allowing Desmond to avoid a £45m payment under the communi...
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Westferry planning row: Jenrick texted property developer, documents show

Labour says Robert Jenrick’s actions were “highly inappropriate” but No 10 says the “matter is closed”.
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Westferry planning row: Jenrick texted property developer, documents show

Labour says Robert Jenrick’s actions were “highly inappropriate” but No 10 says the “matter is closed”.
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