Planning rules will be relaxed so we can turn empty High Street shops into FLATS

Planning rules will be relaxed so we can turn empty High Street shops into FLATS in bid to revitalise deserted areas under new scheme being considered by Housing Secretary Planning restrictions will be relaxed so empty shops can converted more easily Full planning applications will no longer be required to convert shops It will become … Read more

Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ BBC mockery of minister’s union flag

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden slams ‘sneering’ mockery of minister’s union flag and Queen portrait by BBC presenters during interview Oliver Dowden joined criticism of BBC hosts mockery of minister’s union flag Culture Secretary said sometimes the comments descended into ‘sneering’  Government issued guidance for union flags to be flown on buildings every day  By James … Read more

Shops to stay open until 10pm six days a week to boost high street

Shops will be able to stay open until 10pm six days a week to turbocharge the high street and help the economy recover. Robert Jenrick announced that from April 12, extended daily opening hours will be introduced when non-essential retail reopens its doors. The Communities Secretary said this would help ensure the safe reopening of … Read more

Minister orders Union Jack to fly on all government buildings

The Union flag is to be flown on all UK Government buildings every day in a bid to unite the nation, new guidance has set out. At present, Union flags are only required to be flown on all UK Government buildings on designated days, but the new guidance from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media … Read more

Robert Jenrick sends commissioners to Liverpool after ‘a serious breakdown of governance’ at council

Liverpool’s Labour city council is to be stripped of some of its powers for the next three years amid a corruption probe, it was confirmed today. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said he plans to to appoint commissioners to run some aspects of the authority after a damning report by inspectors. A team led by Max Caller … Read more

Every pub and restaurant will be allowed to erect a MARQUEE to boost trade after lockdown 

Get ready for an ale fresco summer! Every pub and restaurant will be allowed to erect a MARQUEE to boost trade after lockdown Robert Jenrick will announce the move as a £56 million ‘welcome back’ initiative  Ministers announced £100 million support for reopening of local authority gyms It is hoped move will help hospitality sector … Read more

Huw Edwards weighs in on Naga Munchetty flag row

BBC presenter Huw Edwards has backed Naga Munchetty over the flag row with a tweet joking that the Welsh flag would be the backdrop to the News at Ten – before taking it down ‘by order’. Miss Munchetty, who hosts the flagship Breakfast programme, was ‘reminded of her responsibilities’ by the corporation  after liking a … Read more

BBC bosses reprimand Naga Munchetty for liking anti-Tory tweets after Robert Jenrick flag row

BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Muchetty has been ‘reminded of her responsibilities’ by the corporation after liking a series of anti-Conservative tweets following the ridicule of Robert Jenrick over the Union flag in his office. Miss Munchetty’s co-presenter Charlie Stayt mockingly told the Housing Secretary that his large flag was ‘not up to standard size’ and … Read more

BBC’s Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty are blasted online for mocking Robert Jenrick’s Union flag

BBC Breakfast has been slammed after a presenter mocked Robert Jenrick for the size of the Union Flag in his office. Charlie Stayt launched a bizarre monologue saying it was ‘not up to standard size’, adding ‘it’s just a little bit small’. Co-host Naga Munchetty sniggered in the background and later commented on the MP’s portrait … Read more

Robert Jenrick demands EU ‘stick to its side of bargain’ on vaccines

Robert Jenrick today demanded the EU ‘stick to their side of the bargain’ on vaccine supply as he blasted Ursula von der Leyen for threatening to impose an export ban on jabs.  The Housing Secretary said he was ‘surprised and disappointed’ by Ms von der Leyen’s stance as he suggested she was breaking her word … Read more