PM’s education catch up tsar suggests school day could still be extended

Boris Johnson’s education catch up tsar today suggested the school day could be extended to help pupils recover from the coronavirus crisis. The Government has announced that secondary schools will be given funding to run summer schools for the pupils who need extra classes the most.  Ministers considered a wide variety of options as part … Read more

Boris’s ex-homelessnes tsar warns Tories become ‘nasty party’ again if they cut Universal Credit

Boris Johnson’s former homelessness tsar Louise Casey warns Tories they risk becoming the ‘nasty party’ again if Rishi Sunak axes £20 increase in Universal Credit as Chancellor comes under pressure from Red Wall Conservatives to U-turn She said axing increase in March would be ‘too punitive’ for struggling families Told BBC it was not right, … Read more

Boris’s ex-homelessnes tsar warns Tories become ‘nasty party’ again if they cut Universal Credit

Boris Johnson’s former homelessness tsar Louise Casey warns Tories they risk becoming the ‘nasty party’ again if Rishi Sunak axes £20 increase in Universal Credit as Chancellor comes under pressure from Red Wall Conservatives to U-turn She said axing increase in March would be ‘too punitive’ for struggling families Told BBC it was not right, … Read more

‘Stay local and book early,’ transport tsar tells Christmas travellers as he rules out train chaos

‘Stay local and book early’: transport tsar says he does not expect ‘terrible scenes’ on Christmas trains because of shop closures and car journeys but urges people to ‘be careful’ Sir Peter Hendy suggested people should ‘stay local’ during the festive period Stressed train network is not expecting ‘terrible scenes’ during the getaway Ex-TfL chief … Read more

‘We’re all going on a summer holiday!’ UK’s vaccine tsar says

Kate Bingham, head of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce, said it was her ‘gut feeling’ that summer holidays will be back on the cards next year and social distancing could be scrapped Summer holidays could be back on the cards next year and social distancing may be scrapped, Britain’s vaccine tsar suggested this morning. Asked when … Read more

Boris Johnson’s cycling tsar told council NOT to rip up hated Kensington High Street bike lane

Boris Johnson went ‘ballistic’ over the axing of a controversial cycling lane – and his cycling tsar pledged to send the Prime Minister riding down it if council leaders agreed not to remove it, it has been claimed.  The cycle lane in Kensington High Street has become the unlikely battleground in the row between cycling zealots … Read more

Fears of chaos on rail network during the festive period prompts government to appoint travel tsar

Fears of chaos on Britain’s rail network during the festive period has prompted the government to appoint a travel tsar to help 2.2million people get home for Christmas.   Ministers are preparing urgent plans to prevent Christmas getaway chaos amid fears huge numbers of people will be unable to join their families during the five-day relaxation … Read more

Testing tsar Dido Harding is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by app 

‘Many hours of Zoom ahead’: Testing tsar Dido Harding reveals she is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by her own contact tracing app Baroness Harding revealed on Twitter that she has been told to self-isolate The Test & Trace chief said she had ‘many hours of Zoom ahead’   By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Testing tsar Dido Harding is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by app 

‘Many hours of Zoom ahead’: Testing tsar Dido Harding reveals she is self-isolating after getting ‘pinged’ by her own contact tracing app Baroness Harding revealed on Twitter that she has been told to self-isolate The Test & Trace chief said she had ‘many hours of Zoom ahead’   By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline Published: … Read more

Former medical tsar Dame Sally Davies admits Britain was ill-prepared for Covid-19

Former medical tsar Dame Sally Davies admits Britain was ill-prepared for Covid-19 and officials were caught by surprise Dame Sally Davies said country was ill-prepared for the coronavirus outbreak  She claims government officials told her a virus from Asia wouldn’t travel this far  Public Health England officials assured her the disease would never reach the … Read more