Dods at Party Conference 2020

Labour | Conservatives | SNP

By Eleanor Langford
25 August 2020
The Government is facing calls from school leaders to clarify on whether they can mandate pupils wearing face masks in schools.
25 August 2020
This year’s crisis over exam results could be as damaging for Boris Johnson as Black Wednesday was for John Major’s government, a Conservative former education secretary has warned.
25 August 2020
Former Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns received a "compensation payment" of more than £16,000 after resigning from the Government last year, new figures show.
25 August 2020
The BBC has come under fire from Conservative MPs and the Government as it confirmed that it will use orchestral versions of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory at this year’s Last Night of the Proms.
25 August 2020
Teachers’ confidence in Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has been “significantly knocked” ahead of a major government push to get children back in the classroom, school leaders have warned.
By John Johnston
25 August 2020
NHS bosses have called on the government to provide extra support to female health and care staff impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
By Eleanor Langford
24 August 2020
Shutting schools in areas where localised lockdown restrictions are imposed would be a “last resort”, the Education Secretary has said, amid a government push to get children back in the classroom from next week.
By Kate Forrester
24 August 2020
The husband of imprisoned Brit Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said the government must use "more stick" in its dealings with Iran to secure her release.
By Matt Honeycombe-Foster
24 August 2020
Britain is still aiming to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with Japan by the end of the month despite Trade Secretary Liz Truss insisting on preferential treatment for Stilton makers in any deal.
By Eleanor Langford
24 August 2020
Downing Street has insisted that fines for parents whose children don’t return to school will be a “last resort” as Boris Johnson issued a personal plea to get kids back in classrooms next week.