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Early plans announced for 2023 cavalcade

After an enforced two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, the Three Kings’ Cavalcade will be back on this year, with the hope that it will be “the biggest and best ever”. The news was announced at a press conference on Tuesday and the hope is that the ample lead time to next January will encourage more...

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TNG releases video of east side project and insists it will be handled ‘sensitively’

TNG Global Foundation insisted on Tuesday that the development of the east side project will be handled “sensitively”, against a backdrop of protests from Catalan Bay residents concerned about the impact the project and the proposed marina will have on the area. On Tuesday TNG published a fly through video of its proposed plans for...

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Govt says Eastside marina will not damage Calatan Bay, as residents protest

Residents of Catalan Bay protested proposed plans for a marina in the Eastside over the weekend, but in response Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said the development would not damage the beach. Mr Picardo said the Government will listen to the voice of Catalan Bay residents and their representations would be taken into account by the...

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Cost of disability benefits hits £20m, raising ‘grave concern’ about affordability

There are approximately 100 new disability claimants each year, leading to a 400% increase in in the cost of disability benefits since the GSLP/Liberal administration was elected into Government and raising concern about affordability going forward, Parliament heard last week. The Minister for Social Security, Sir Joe Bossano, said the difference in numbers was “astronomical”...

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Johnson does not believe he was partying at drink-filled leaving do, Shapps says

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor Boris Johnson does not believe he was at a lockdown-breaking party in the images showing him raising a glass and surrounded by colleagues and wine bottles, a Cabinet ally has said. Grant Shapps said on Tuesday he was “angry” to see the photographs but suggested the Prime Minister...

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Soaring 9% inflation increases pressure on Sunak to act on cost-of-living crunch

By David Hughes, PA Political Editor Rishi Sunak warned that he could not “protect people completely” from the cost-of-living squeeze as he came under intense pressure to act as inflation hit a 40-year high. The Chancellor faced calls from business groups, charities and opposition politicians to cut taxes or increase state support for firms and...

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Post-Brexit financial ‘competitiveness’ could spark race to the bottom – experts

By August Graham, PA City Reporter The UK’s new post-Brexit focus helping the financial sector compete could spark a harmful race to the bottom and undermine the Government’s levelling up plans, a former minister and many academics have warned. In an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, the former business secretary, Sir...

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Cost-of-living crisis: Boris Johnson wants to cut 90,000 civil servants

By Sam Blewett, PA Deputy Political Editor Boris Johnson has tasked ministers with cutting around 90,000 Civil Service jobs to free up cash for measures to ease the cost-of-living crisis with possible tax cuts. The Prime Minister was understood to have told his Cabinet on Thursday that the service should be cut by a fifth....