Manchester Arena families blast security firm over ‘flagrant disregard’ for safety

Families of the Manchester Arena bombing victims today blasted the venue’s security firm over its ‘flagrant disregard’ for safety that proved an ‘open goal’ for the terrorists.  Pete Weatherby QC, lawyer for the family of seven victims, said SMG’s failings had also included allowing ‘a CCTV blind spot to exist for many years that was … Read more Manchester Arena families blast security firm over ‘flagrant disregard’ for safety

One in three locked-down families don’t have enough computers for their children to study

One third of families are struggling with home schooling because they simply do not have enough computers for their children, an exclusive poll for the Daily Mail today reveals. Four in ten parents say the cost of computers and other items they need is too high, according to the survey. More than a quarter cite … Read more One in three locked-down families don’t have enough computers for their children to study

MasterChef champion Simon Wood reveals eight quick and easy recipes to help feed families for £30

Ingredients for the week: Chilli powder – £1 Spaghetti 1k – £1 Soft cheese 800g – 80p Wafer cooked ham – 86p Two tins of mushrooms – £1.80 Garlic – 25p Two tins of chickpeas – 80p each Four onions – 10p each Coconut Milk – 69p Five chopped tomatoes – 28p each Sweetcorn – … Read more MasterChef champion Simon Wood reveals eight quick and easy recipes to help feed families for £30

Ministers consider £2bn levy on developers as families face £15bn bill for safe homes after Grenfell

Big building firms face a multi-billion-pound levy to help families pay to repair homes with dangerous cladding in the wake of the Grenfell fire. It could a mean a levy on all high rise flats and possibly a separate charge on major developments to atone for building tens of thousands of flats and homes with … Read more Ministers consider £2bn levy on developers as families face £15bn bill for safe homes after Grenfell

Families of football and rugby players set up dementia charity to fund research and offer support

Families of football and rugby players set up dementia charity to fund scientific research into the disease and offer support Head For Change has enlisted the family of Nobby Stiles to be ambassadors  Three women who have watched relatives live with the illness are behind charity  Fundamental aim is to deliver support to families through … Read more Families of football and rugby players set up dementia charity to fund research and offer support

Fresh free school meals row as union warns poor families will NOT get food over February half-term

Meal scheme will switch for half-term  The free meal system for school pupils will change over the February half term – as the government tries to balance its books by using a different department’s funding for the food. In a switchover that has the potential to spark some administration issues, meals for those that need … Read more Fresh free school meals row as union warns poor families will NOT get food over February half-term

Cladding victory for Mail as threat to gag families is lifted 

Cladding victory for Mail as threat to gag families who are stuck in homes with fire-risk insulation panels is lifted  EXCLUSIVE Gag threat to families has been lifted by the House Secretary  He pledged that no one would be punished for speaking out about safety failings Leaseholders hit by the cladding scandal were terrified of talking openly … Read more Cladding victory for Mail as threat to gag families is lifted 

Protect struggling families from spring council tax rises, Keir Starmer tells Rishi Sunak

Protect struggling families hit by coronavirus economic collapse from council tax rises, Keir Starmer tells Rishi Sunak amid fears of bills surge in April Sunak confirmed councils can levy an extra 5 per cent onto tax bills in 2021-22 Decision came in the face of record public borrowing to support the country  Labour says 5% … Read more Protect struggling families from spring council tax rises, Keir Starmer tells Rishi Sunak

Boris Johnson begs families to stay home and Chris Whitty appears in TV ad as part of new campaign

Boris Johnson last night begged families to stay at home as the Covid death toll hit a grim new record. He said infections were rising at an alarming rate, despite the lockdown imposed at the start of the week. And he warned the only way to prevent thousands more deaths was to follow the rules. … Read more Boris Johnson begs families to stay home and Chris Whitty appears in TV ad as part of new campaign

BT announces free unlimited mobile data for families with no internet access

BT will provide free unlimited mobile data to families that have no internet access to help children access online learning tools during the latest coronavirus lockdown. The move follows calls from Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and others for technology firms to do more to support students suddenly home-learning due to coronavirus lockdown measures and school … Read more BT announces free unlimited mobile data for families with no internet access