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Two thousand schoolchildren ‘learn moor’

More than 2,000 schoolchildren were treated to an upland educational experience during this year’s Let’s Learn Moor events. Talks and interactive presentations were provided by those who live and work in the uplands including gamekeepers, farmers, conservationists, local organisations and the emergency services. Now in its fifth year the project continues to offer local schools… Read more »

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Low-earners overestimate where they come on the income scale, while higher earners tend to underestimate their position.
Social disparity in the UK is underestimated

By politics.co.uk staff Both rich and poor people in Britain think their earnings are closer to the average than they actually are, according to research published today. The TUC union has conducted an online survey and the results show that most low-earners overestimate where they come on the income scale, while higher earners tend to… Read more »

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Chope says minimum wage would 'restore right to work'
Tory attempt to end minimum wage defeated

By Alice Cannet A Tory bill to scrap the minimum wage was withdrawn today and postponed to next month, putting an end to Labour’s campaign to keep their anti-poverty policy. Christopher Chope, who tabled the employment opportunities bill, backed by eleven other Tory MPs, withdrew the bill at the last minute even though it was… Read more »