MPs debate call for ban on non-recyclable packaging

Image copyright Christopher Furlong/Getty Images MPs are debating a petition urging the government to ban the use of all non-recyclable and unsustainable food packaging. It comes after the petition received 247,048 signatures from the public in just six months. Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and a member of The Petitions Committee, will open the debate. […]

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Is it OK to tell someone to ‘man up’?

By Hanna Yusuf BBC News Image copyright Getty Images According to the Oxford English Dictionary, to “man up” is to “demonstrate toughness or courage when faced with a difficult situation“. By linking those admirable qualities with men, the phrase is viewed by some as sexist. So when Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt used it to try […]

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Deselected Tory MP reselected by party

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Chris Davies is the third MP to face a recall petition A former MP that lost his seat after 10,005 people signed a petition to trigger a by-election has been reselected by his local party. On Sunday, local Conservative members met and decided Mr Davies should be the party’s candidate […]

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EU faces tense talks over top jobs in Brussels

Image copyright AFPImage caption Successors to Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and Donald Tusk will take office in November EU leaders have begun summit talks in Brussels aimed at deciding who will get the EU’s top jobs and what to prioritise in the next five years. European Council President Donald Tusk, chairing Thursday’s talks, wants candidates to […]

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