JOHN HUMPRHYS: Scrap GCSEs for this year? No, we should scrap them FOR EVER 

Never let a good crisis go to waste. It was Winston Churchill who made that saying famous. He was speaking in 1940 when the future of the nation was at stake. Even Covid can’t compete with that. But what we do face today is a crisis in education and, no, it has not been created … Read more

Network Rail boss says he’ll scrap summer maintenance works if leisure trips soar

Network Rail boss vows to scrap weekend engineering works this summer if leisure trips soar after Covid lockdown Weekend rail closures could be scrapped if leisure travel surges after lockdown  Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy predicts weekend demand could surge  To avoid disruption maintenance and upgrade work could move to weekdays  By Milly Vincent For … Read more

Network Rail boss vows to scrap weekend engineering works this summer if leisure trips soar

Network Rail boss vows to scrap weekend engineering works this summer if leisure trips soar after Covid lockdown Weekend rail closures could be scrapped if leisure travel surges after lockdown  Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy predicts weekend demand could surge  To avoid disruption maintenance and upgrade work could move to weekdays  By Milly Vincent For … Read more

Demands to scrap e-scooter trial in Newcastle just a WEEK into year-long trial 

Critics have called for an end to a year-long e-scooter trial in Newcastle after just seven days – after riders ditched helmets, rode on pavements and almost hit pedestrians.  Some 250 electric scooters were opened up to the public for the first time last week as the Government decides whether to legalise the use of … Read more

Army could scrap 1/3 of its Challenger 2 tank force

The British Army could lose one third of its Challenger 2 main battle tanks as part of the government’s ongoing Strategic Defence Review.  The tanks – which were designed to counter the threat of a Cold War Soviet Union – were threatened with being retired to save costs.  However, it is understood that officials are … Read more

Boris Johnson is urged to scrap the ban on care home visits by March to give hope to the the elderly

Boris Johnson is urged to scrap the ban on care home visits by March to give a ray of hope to the elderly who have been cut off from their loved ones during the pandemic Six charities have banded together to urge Boris Johnson to allow visits to care homes by relatives from the beginning … Read more

Dominic Cummings wanted Boris Johnson to SCRAP Sage after raging at leaks by pro-lockdown scientists

Dominic Cummings wanted Boris Johnson to SCRAP the Sage committee after raging at leaks by pro-lockdown scientists amid fears some of them were using their position to push for tougher restrictions The PM was encouraged to act against Sage over concerns that some of the group’s experts were using their roles to publicly push for … Read more

One in seven over-75s is yet to get a TV licence following controversial decision to scrap freebies 

One in seven over-75s is yet to get a TV licence following controversial decision to scrap freebies According to BBC figures around 2.7million over-75s have purchased a licence  The BBC has praised the figures, saying they represent ‘good progress’ for the scheme Last August the BBC stripped 4.2million elderly viewers of their free licences  By … Read more

Covid Netherlands: Court ordered to SCRAP ‘illegal’ 9pm curfew

A Dutch court today ordered the government to lift a Covid curfew that sparked the Netherlands’ worst rioting for decades – saying authorities had misused emergency powers meant for more perilous crises such as a dyke breach.  The 9pm curfew was the first to be imposed in the Netherlands since the Nazi occupation in World … Read more

Court orders Holland to SCRAP ‘illegal’ 9pm coronavirus curfew

A Dutch court today ordered the government to lift a Covid curfew that sparked the Netherlands’ worst rioting for decades – saying authorities had misused emergency powers meant for more perilous crises such as a dyke breach.  The 9pm curfew was the first to be imposed in the Netherlands since the Nazi occupation in World … Read more