Politics

Almost 1,000 East of England ambulance workers have voted to strike in a dispute over pay and staffing, the GMB union says. Paramedics, emergency medical technicians, call handlers and other staff are set to walk out in the region. The union said its members voted by an 86% majority for industrial action. The East of
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Reshuffle day, and as we watched familiar names slot into slightly less familiar job titles with, let’s be honest, limited short-term real-world consequences, we did learn one big and important thing: That Rishi Sunak has yet more personal priorities. Just to recap for those not quite across the full list: The prime minister regularly tells
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Labour is demanding the government publishes its promised progress report on “levelling up”, saying there is “no excuse for dodging scrutiny by both parliament and the public”. Shadow levelling up secretary Lisa Nandy has written to her government counterpart, Michael Gove, pointing to the pledge he made when launching the levelling up white paper one
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