OPENING an Andy's Man Club branch in the Central Fife area was heavily campaigned for by the family of the late Michael Blake. As previously reported by the Times, the 21-year-old, who was brought up in Crosshill and had only moved to Ballingry just weeks before his death, tragically passed away on October 1 last year.
Criminals and tycoons cashing in on children's homes: Drugs kingpin, DJ and cocktail bar owner among care home bosses raking in up to £250k a year and flaunting supercars as they charge £1,000-a-day to care for vulnerable children
John Smith was convicted for drug smuggling in 1997 but owns children's home Smith was described as ringleader in huge operation to smuggle cannabis resin Analysis of Ofsted reports finds several homes run by inexperienced operators Calls for reform of sector as review reveals huge profiteering from care system A former drug smuggler has been allowed to run a home for vulnerable children in Essex, it has been revealed, as experts call for the system to be overhauled.
The prime minister put to Sue Gray, who is making a report on partygate and alleged breaches of Covid lockdown rules, whether there was "much point" in it being published, it is claimed Downing Street has denied that Boris Johnson suggested Sue Gray could just drop plans to publish her Partygate report - but refused to publicise the minutes of their secretive meeting.
A COWDENBEATH man who was "lifted twice by the police" when at his lowest is helping to open an Andy's Man Club in the town. After experiencing thoughts of suicide, James Scade owes the men's support network his life. Following family bereavement two years ago, the now 26-year-old was struggling to cope, and he knew he needed help.
An Irvine football ground was broken into last night with keys stolen from the community club. The thief reportedly broke into the grounds before taking a set of keys for other lock ups and machinery owned by Irvine Meadow FC. Police told the Times enquiries are ongoing after the break-in theft at Meadow Park yesterday [Saturday, May 21] after the incident was reported to cops today.
Rail strike will bring 'Summer of Discontent' and be biggest industrial action to hit Britain since General Strike of 1926, union bosses vow
Union bosses will to unleash hell on passengers with a slew of summer strikes RMT and TSSA have promised industrial action starting as soon as June Ministers are fearing a repeat of the hellish 'Winter of Discontent' in 1978 Rail strikes could bring a 'Summer of Discontent' with empty shelves, economic damage and dry fuel pumps all set to be strained, industry figures have claimed.
Nadhim Zahawi says government is looking 'closely' at rising food and energy bills faced by schools - amid warnings children's meals may reduce in size due to ratcheting costs
Rising energy costs are now 'about 1.4, 1.5% of a school's budget' he said today Schools struggle with catering cuts which are 'not going to be good for children' Schools may have to serve smaller portions or use cheaper ingredients to save Out of contract schools energy prices jump up to 10% of their budget
As James Kirkup says, some Tories are beginning to wonder whether it might be better for them to lose the next election. But defeat at the next election could see the Tories locked out of power for a generation. The local elections and the opinion polls suggest that the most likely result of the next election is not a Labour majority, but some kind of anti-Tory majority.
THE GOVERNMENT has been slammed after new data showed that visas issued to immigrants from outside the European Union reached a record high in 2021. The number of visas issued to migrants from outside of the EU reached a record in 2021 as the first year of the UK's post-Brexit rules led to a more liberal immigration system, the Times has revealed.
Essex University grade inflation soars to new levels THE number of first class degrees hase risen sharply at Essex University, as well as a host of other UK institutions, according to new data. According to the Office for Students, almost 40 per cent of graduates in Britain were awarded first class degrees.
Artist Pedro Reyes is turning heads with an installation that evokes a nuclear explosion at the centre of Manhattan, and serving as a backdrop for talks and performances The sight of a 30ft-tall mushroom cloud rising over Times Square might be especially ominous right now, with the threat of nuclear war having become disquietingly more real since Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered his army to invade Ukraine.
Inflation has soared to a 40-year high as Chancellor Rishi Sunak 'plans to increase the warm home discount and cut taxes in the autumn' to help struggling Brits cope with the cost of living crisis. The rate shot up to nine per cent last month, reaching its highest comparable readings since 1982.
Lord Harrington insisted he was only responsible for the Ukrainian visa scheme. The minister responsible for refugees has refused to endorse the government’s controversial plan to send illegal immigrants to Rwanda. Lord Harrington repeatedly dodged the question while being interviewed on Times radio. The government was hit by a furious backlash when home secretary Priti Patel unveiled the Rwanda plan last month.
The government's decision to delay parts of its obesity strategy is "morally reprehensible", former Conservative Party leader Lord Hague has said. Curbs on multi-buy deals in shops and on TV adverts for junk food have been put on hold for at least a year. Ministers said the delay would give them time to assess the impact of the plans on the cost of living crisis.
A source close to the Royal Family has suggested the Queen may have tactically missed the State Opening of Parliament to give Prince Charles more time in the spotlight The Queen may have purposefully called a sickie to give Prince Charles some time in the spotlight, an expert has claimed.
Raiders have been plagued by “financial disorder,” with employees who complained about it quickly let go
The revolving door at the Raiders’ facility in recent months has raised eyebrows throughout the league. The New York Times has tried to get to the bottom of it. And while the Times has advanced the ball, it feels like there’s more to the story that remains untold.
"I’ve never heard someone say so many wrong things, one after another, consecutively, in a row," wrote one disheartened reader. An article in the Times has left people with their heads in their hands, after a Professor said that white, privately educated boys are the new disadvantaged.
A REMINDER has been issued to the public and dog owners over potentially life-threatening blue-green algae in the local area. NHS Fife has expressed a call to be on the lookout for blooms of Cyanobacteria, tiny organisms which develop naturally in lochs, ponds, reservoirs, rivers and in the sea.