Current Affairs/News

Legal bid to stop parliament suspension fails

A legal bid to stop Boris Johnson suspending Parliament has failed its first test in Scotland’s highest civil court. A cross-party group of around 75 MPs and peers had urged the court to step in immediately, saying the decision was ‘an abuse of...

Brazil refuses £18m G7 aid to fight wildfires

The Brazilian government has rejected an offer of £18 million in aid from the G7 countries to fight wildfires destroying the Amazon rainforest. On 26 August, world leaders at the summit in Biarritz, France, said the aid would go towards the battle...

Ministers urged to create more UK bank holidays

Ministers are being urged to create more bank holidays to help people cope with the “intense” pressures of the world of work. Workers in England and Wales get eight bank holidays a year, fewer than any other European Union country and...

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