Birmingham city councillors have come together to pledge to re home 500 Syrians within the city over the next five years, despite having 30,000 local people already registered on their books for social housing in the area. The waiting lists include approximately 500 homeless families.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan launched a probe a year ago to assess the pressures faced by primary schools teaching children who do not speak English. The investigation was also launched to look into the effect of net immigration on the availability of school places and on social cohesion.
Jeremy Hunt is backing down on his vow to force new contracts on junior doctors, campaigners claim. The Health Secretary is under mounting pressure over his handling of the dispute ahead of a High Court showdown starting today.