High rise cladding ‘combustible’ says PM

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Media caption“I was informed that a number of these tests have come back as combustible” – Theresa May Cladding tests on high rise flats have shown some of the material to be “combustible”, says the prime minister. Tower blocks across the UK are being subjected to the tests after the blaze at Grenfell Tower, which […]

Queen’s Speech summary: Bill-by-bill at a glance

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This year’s Queen’s Speech comes in the wake of a general election that left the Conservatives without a majority. Legislation to deliver Brexit dominated the government’s plans. Here is a bill-by-bill guide to what is in the 2017 Queen’s Speech – and what was left out. Brexit Image copyright PA Repeal Bill This measure will […]

Queen’s Speech: Jeremy Corbyn attacks ‘threadbare’ programme

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Media captionJeremy Corbyn: Austerity must come to an end Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed the Queen’s Speech as “threadbare”, saying the government has “apparently run out of ideas altogether”. The Labour leader highlighted manifesto measures not included, including grammar school expansion and cuts to pensioners’ winter fuel payments. Boosted by his general election gains, Mr Corbyn […]