Category - access

  • March 12, 2018

    The United Nations and partners reached the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta on 9 March 2018 to complete the distribution of food aid after intense shelling cut short deliveries to the war-torn enclave earlier in the week.

  • March 8, 2018

    After multiple attempts in recent weeks to gain humanitarian access to Eastern Ghouta, the International Committee of the Red Cross has reached the town of Douma as part of a joint aid convoy with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the United Nations.

  • February 10, 2018

    There is justifiable concern about political debate becoming more polarised and toxic, but any attempt to improve the situation needs to ensure that responsibility is apportioned fairly.

  • November 21, 2017

    The Electoral Commssion is recommending the abolition of deposits for candidates at general elections, and an end to the requirement to publish the home address of council candidates.

  • June 4, 2013

    Lawyers and legal justice campaigners have held a demonstration outside the Scottish Parliament over the proposed closure of ten sheriff courts.

  • March 26, 2012

    Scandal has erupted over an offer to dine with the UK Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer, and influence policy, in return for money. Conservative Party co-treasurer Peter Cruddas was filmed promising undercover journalists access to the top reaches of government, in return for donations of up to £250,000. The reporters, from the Sunday Times, had posed as overseas wealth fund managers.

  • July 16, 2007
  • June 19, 2007

    A church school’s refusal to admit a wheelchair-bound child highlights important questions of access, inclusion and the duties of both voluntary-aided schools and the whole education sector, says the parent involved.