On the day Nadine takes up her new post as Minister of Culture, we thought we would remind you of some of her sterling work.
The start of the new school year threatens a rapid rise in Covid infections, risking children’s health and safety. But schools could take advantage of this situation to create a more flexible and effective way of working.
Jenny Kartupelis recalls how the government of the day reacted to the arrival of Ugandan Asians expelled from the country and compares the situation to today’s arrivals from Afghanistan.
Boris Johnson promised to level up the Red Wall seats. Nearly two years after the election, let’s take a look at how he’s getting on.
Central region MP Nadhim Zahawi was also on the receiving end of lobbying texts from David Cameron
Don’t let the government take away your rights to protest, write to your MP or join a protest to Kill The Police Bill.
Since 1 January 2021 the European Union has not stood still. It continues to offer new opportunities, funding and benefits to its citizens and businesses that we, in the UK, are now excluded from.
Supermarket shortages deepen as Britain’s supply chain is on the brink of collapse.
Falling numbers of HGV drivers while demand rises could lead to rolling shortages in UK shops.
Here at Central Bylines, we have been tapping our foot impatiently. Our East Midlands Tory MPs (on whom we generally rely for a regular supply of comedy pratfalls) have been suspiciously quiet of late. Luckily, the imminent arrival of silly season seems to have prodded them into life. All of which we have faithfully recorded […]
£100 million pound investment secures future of Vauxhall Ellesmere Port to make electric vehicles.
Molly Woodcock reflects on the trials and tribulations of student life during the pandemic lockdown and the damage it leaves behind.
When it comes to parking, surely the Council should be doing all it can to safely encourage people back into the city rather than chase them away?
Lidice is a small village in the Czech Republic that exists thanks to help from the people of Stoke. In recent years Stoke-on-Trent (Stoke) has become synonymous with the politics of the extreme right, with British National Party (BNP) councillors, and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) targeting its parliamentary and council seats, and the press […]
The consequences of Brexit are devastating the music industry. The government must help musicians get back on their feet.
The National Audit Office’s second report on test and trace services in England does not make for reassuring reading.
When councils fall out with one another in such an acrimonious way to hit the headlines one would expect them to be at different ends of the political spectrum. Not so when it comes to Melton Borough (MBC) and Leicestershire County (LCC) Councils, both Tory run, who have got themselves into a particularly bitter public […]
In 2019 Serco was found to have “engaged in quite deliberate fraud against the Ministry of Justice.” It had already repaid £68.5 million to the government in overcharges and was subsequently fined £19.2 million for fraud and false accounting over its electronic tagging service. It also had to pay the Serious Fraud Office’s costs of £3.7 million. It still has the contract.
Back in November last year, Central Bylines posted a profile of Lee Anderson which concluded that Ashfield, his constituency, deserved better than the Labour-turned-Tory-turned-antiwoke-warrior as an MP. Seven months later, we thought we’d see how he’s getting on. Is Ashfield getting a better service from its MP these days? If what you want from your […]
The true history of the pint and imperial measurements used in the United Kingdom
‘The British honours system is a venerable way of honouring citizens for good work in society. It’s hard to disagree with the nation saying thank you in such a public way to someone who has made a positive difference and has been proven to be a great role model.