Graham Ramsey

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Benefit sanctions are punishing disabled people for the sake of it | Frances Ryan

The government’s cruel rhetoric is that with enough ‘tough love’, people too ill to get out of bed can hold down a job. Sanctions don’t work<p>Four years ago, I wrote about the death of David Clapson. Clapson – a former soldier and carer for his mum – had his benefits sanctioned after missing one …

Disability

Child poverty is on every corner

NEW RESEARCH released this week revealed that half of children in some parts of the UK are growing up in poverty.<p>The research, by the End Child …

Princess Eugenie reveals she cried at romantic lake-side proposal (and Granny is 'very happy')

Princess Eugenie has described how she was left in tears of happiness after her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank proposed in front of a Nicaraguan volcano.<p>In an interview due to be broadcast on The One Show on Monday night, Princess Eugenie said she had been taken "completely" by surprise by the proposal, …

Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

The Trump administration has been aggressively deporting foreign nationals home around the globe, from Somalia to Slovakia. Though Mexicans, Central Americans and Haitians make up 9 out of 10 people removed from the United States, year-end figures analyzed by NPR show that deportations to the rest …

Immigration

UK better placed to cope with Brexit than I thought, admits former Tory Treasury minister and leading Remainer

A former Tory Treasury minister who attacked the Government’s Brexit strategy as “mad” has admitted that Britain is better placed to cope with its withdrawal from the European Union than he previously thought.<p>Lord Jim O’Neill, who worked at the Treasury under George Osborne and quit the Government …

Here's a report card for Trump's first year in office

With a year of Donald Trump’s presidency in our rearview mirror, the Monkey Cage offered a week of posts evaluating his record from various points of view — and looking at what the citizen opposition has been up to. In case you missed them, here’s your chance to read them all.<p>Let’s start with an …

Labour accuse Tory Brexit chief David Davis of offering 'privileged access' to Tory donors

Labour has accused Brexit Secretary David Davis of offering “privileged access” to Tory donors after he and colleagues held private meetings with …

Princess Eugenie engaged to Jack Brooksbank: Couple 'float with laughter and love', says Duchess of York in gushing tweets

Princess Eugenie is to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, it has been announced, as her mother described how the couple "float with laughter and love" in a series of gushing social media posts.<p>Buckingham Palace announced on Monday morning that the Queen's granddaughter became engaged to …

Westminster as it happened: Ukip's Henry Bolton refuses to resign despite mass resignations

This is from the <b>Press Association</b> on Priti Patel.<p>Brexit-backing former Cabinet minister Priti Patel has urged Theresa May to ensure that the UK …

Foodbanks in 2017: Change is Possible

<b>Read the new report Emergency Use Only II</b><p>Three years ago, CPAG and the Trussell Trust were among the organisations who published Emergency Use Only, …

Forty-two people hold the same wealth as half the world, Oxfam says

The gulf between the world's richest and poorest people is widening, Oxfam has claimed, with a report by the charity revealing that 42 people hold the same amount of wealth as the 3.7bn people who make up the poorest half of the world’s population.<p>The report, published to coincide with the first …

NHS: Tory MPs turn on Theresa May for failing to act on health and social care crisis

Conservative MPs have accused Theresa May of failing to act on the NHS and social care crisis, after she dismissed their concerns in a brief letter.<p>A …

Nuisance quad bikers cause damage on Bradford street

Police are trying to track down quad bikers who left a trail of damage on a residential street in Bradford.<p>The anti-social bikers churned up a patch …

Project to help parents-to-be cope with worry and stress through pregnancy returns

A PROJECT to help parents-to-be cope with worries and stress throughout pregnancy will return next week.<p>From Monday, the Better Start Bradford team …

Bradford named most expensive place for car insurance outside London

THE cost of car insurance for Bradford drivers has increased by 110 per cent in the past 10 years.<p>And in the past year alone, the average price of a …

Police seize drugs and cash after foot chase

POLICE seized drugs and cash from two men following a foot chase in Bradford.<p>Officers were called to Sycamore Close near the city centre after …

Pair jailed for blackmail and kidnap over unpaid £10,000 business debt

A SHOP owner who blackmailed and kidnapped a “lifelong friend” as he owed him £10,000 from a business debt has been jailed.<p>Bradford Crown Court heard …

Heavy snow creates hazardous driving conditions on M62

Heavy snow has fallen on the M62 - with police warning of tricky driving conditions and delays.<p>At around 1am today, police said all lanes of the …

Met office warning issued for snow and ice

THE Met Office has issued a weather warning for West Yorkshire to be braced for snow and ice for much of tomorrow.<p>The yellow warning states that the …

Children as young as TWO among hundreds of young crime suspects in Bradford

A TWO-year old sex offence suspect, an eight-year-old drug offence suspect and a nine-year-old robbery suspect.<p>These are just some of scores crimes …

Drivers Abandon Cars At Scottish Ski Resorts As UK Braces For More Snow And Ice

Keep your thermals on.<p>Skiers faced six-mile tailbacks on Saturday as they flocked to the Scottish slopes to take advantage of the snowy …

Government Will Not Appeal High Court Ruling Over Mental Health Discrimination

164,000 could be entitled to more in benefits.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>DWP secretary Esther McVey said the government would not seek to appeal a key High …

Fears for future of library as Council prepares to review service again amid further cuts

A FURTHER review of libraries is set to take place in Kirklees, amid fears that branches in areas such as Cleckheaton could be under threat …

Car torched in 'deliberate' blaze

A car was torched in what is thought to have been a deliberate blaze.<p>Firefighters from Odsal were called to Ivy Terrace, off Buttershaw Lane, at …

Teens arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft.<p>A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said the boys, aged 14 and 15, were …

Two arrested after cannabis found

Two men have been arrested after police stopped a van in Manningham in the early hours of the morning.<p>The pair, aged 23 and 28, were arrested on …

Man jailed for steering car into crowd of people after nightclub brawl

A DRUNKEN man who injured three people by grabbing the steering wheel of his friend’s car which then ploughed into them following a brawl outside a …

More than 110 drivers snared as police blitz on dangerous drivers is expanded

POLICE stopped more than 100 drivers in the first two weeks of a crackdown on motoring offences in Keighley.<p>Following the success of Operation …

'Vile' child rapist jailed for more than 11 years

A SEXUAL deviant who subjected a teenage girl to a campaign of “systematic rape” over three years has been jailed for more than 11 years.<p>Balkar …