Virginia governor tells far-right to ‘go home’ following violence

A woman died and 19 people were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The governor of Virginia has told the white supremacists who brought chaos to the area to “go home”. President Donald Trump condemned “in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides”.

May ‘to offer an apology’ at Conservative conference

Theresa May will issue a “grovelling apology” at the Tory party conference for losing the government’s majority at the general election, claims the Mail on Sunday. In a bid to head off a growing revolt, the Prime Minister will reportedly make a televised public plea to Tory supporters to give her another chance. Her supporters hope the move will “clear the air” and prevent the conference being dominated by recriminations.

Health inequality grows despite government pledges

The health inequality gap between rich and poor is growing in England, according to figures from the Department of Health. The data shows that people living in the most deprived areas of the UK face a greater risk of premature death, seeing a child die soon after it is born, or of ending up in hospital as an emergency case. Last year, health inequality was identified by Theresa May as a “burning injustice”.

Exam board lower requirements after Gove’s reforms

Marks required to secure top grades in the first round of tougher GCSE and A-level exams have been lowered to avert a …read more

Source:: The Week – All news

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 13 Aug 2017

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