Tory and Labour peers put forward plan to fix Child Trust Fund lockout

An industry-devised workaround to allow the parents of disabled children access to otherwise-locked Child Trust Fund and Junior Isa savings without having to go to court could be given legal backing under proposals put forward by peers. Former Tory cabinet minister Lord Young and Labour’s Lord Blunkett have proposed an amendment to the Financial Services … Read more

Covid UK: 81% say they DO trust AstraZeneca vaccine, poll reveals

Blood clots linked to the Oxford Covid vaccine have had virtually no effect whatsoever on public confidence, an exclusive poll for the Mail reveals. The number of people who say they would be unlikely to or would refuse to have a jab has gone down by one per cent since the concerns emerged. Among under 30s … Read more

National Trust slammed for asking children to write poems lamenting British Empire

Chartwell, Kent Chartwell’s land has history dating back to the 14th century and it is thought to have been built on as early as the 16th century, with Historic England noting that some of the Tudor brickwork is still visible on external walls.  Chartwell, now a Grade I listed building, became the family home of … Read more

National Trust members launch campaign against charity’s ‘woke agenda’

Chartwell, Kent Chartwell’s land has history dating back to the 14th century and it is thought to have been built on as early as the 16th century, with Historic England noting that some of the Tudor brickwork is still visible on external walls.  Chartwell, now a Grade I listed building, became the family home of … Read more

Tree-planting drive takes root as National Trust record first 60,000 saplings in bid for 20million

Tree-planting drive takes root as National Trust record first 60,000 saplings in bid for 20million more National Trust has received £500,000 in public donations for its campaign  Charity has planted 60,000 trees so far and plans to plant 20million by 2030  More locations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have been earmarked  By Xantha Leatham Health … Read more

Government says it’s up to the courts to fix disabled Child Trust Fund lock out

Hopes the Government would provide a simpler workaround to the courts for the parents of disabled children locked out of their Child Trust Funds appear to have been dashed after ministers said it was up to the judiciary to make the process easier. Justice minister Lord Wolfson told peers in the House of Lords on … Read more

NHS trust forecasts June surge in covid patients that will be on a par with April 2020 peak

Kent NHS trust fears Covid surge in JUNE that could see it treat as many infected patients as it did during last April’s peak Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS fears a June surge in Covid hospitalisations Meeting minutes warn up to 100 beds could be occupied in a ‘optimistic’ case But this could rise to … Read more

National Trust boss insists she’s not ‘woke’ as she defends slavery report

Chartwell, Kent Chartwell’s land has history dating back to the 14th century and it is thought to have been built on as early as the 16th century, with Historic England noting that some of the Tudor brickwork is still visible on external walls.  Chartwell, now a Grade I listed building, became the family home of … Read more

National Trust releases beavers into hidden valley on South Downs to ‘build dams and boost wildlife’

A pair of beavers have been released into a large enclosure in a hidden valley on the flanks of the South Downs to build dams and boost wildlife, the National Trust said. The male and female beaver have been introduced into a 15-hectare (37-acre) fenced area in the West Sussex valley, which was gifted to the … Read more

Covid vaccine: European leaders demand UK AstraZeneca vaccines despite lack of public trust

EU leaders are threatening to block shipments of AstraZeneca vaccines to the UK even as its citizens balk at the idea of taking the jab, leaving millions of doses sitting un-used across the continent. There are currently 5.5million shots of AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine sitting in storage in Europe, data from the European Center for Disease … Read more