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"It's staggering that the UK is being punished by Brussels for making the correct decisions"

A slap in the face

A slap in the face: EU hits Cameron with shock £1.7bn bill

David Cameron finds himself under huge pressure in Brussels

Out of nowhere the European Union has produced an eye-watering demand for £1.7 billion, payable on December 1st please. It's a minor catastrophe for David Cameron.

In other news...

Comment: Foodbanks show how left and right fail the poor

Food banks: Reveal how right and left struggle to articulate views around poverty and agency

Government passes on responsibility for its own citizens - but the left needs to stop treating poor people as entirely passive

Deaths in police custody: Protest hits Downing Street

Safe? Deaths in police custody trigger Whitehall protest

Families unite to take campaign on the streets

Schools: New role needed for ‘crucial’ amateur governors

The rapid expansion of academy schools has seen increased demand for high-calibre governors with management and professional skills.

Big funding opportunities from National Grid in Big Energy Saving Week

Have you got a big idea for an innovative energy efficiency project that will provide affordable energy to households in disadvantaged communities?

Survey sheds new light on how borrowers will cope with higher rates

New data published today in CML News & Views shows that some 60% of mortgage holders anticipate that they will be in the same financial position or better in three years' time - even though the majority expect interest rates to rise.

NASUWT comments on the 'workload challenge'

Chris Keates: 'Nicky Morgan has only been in office a few weeks but she has been unable to avoid recognising the excessive workload burden under which the teaching profession is labouring'.

European Commission rejects BHA complaint on UK ‘faith’ school employment laws

The BHA has expressed its disappointment and confusion at the decision, which has come with very little explanation.

Shameful record on child poverty

Chris Keates: 'The findings of this Report confirm a bleak and depressing picture where child poverty is set to increase, further entrenching the socio-economic divide across the UK'.

Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards

Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org).

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