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Time for Labour to lead on clean air

Stephen Tindale

Air pollution kills 29,000 people every year in the UK, according to Public Health England. So clean air ought to be a political priority. But it isn’t. Fortunately, those nasty Brussels bureaucrats are trying to protect public health. In December 2013 the European Commission proposed stricter air quality standards, based on the advice of the…

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Five ways Labour will strengthen communities

Lisa Nandy MP

Some people say we’re losing our sense of community spirit. That’s just not true. Across the country there are 20 million people that volunteer in their local areas. In the last few days I’ve met people running grassroots sports clubs, helping people to believe there is life after a stroke, acting as a governor for…

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How the politics of flooding is shifting

Guy Shrubsole

A week is a long time in politics, they say – so six months is clearly an absolute aeon. Six months have now elapsed since Britain suffered the wettest winter ever that saw 7800 homes flooded and thousands more evacuated from their homes. The latest figures suggest the floods have cost the country upwards of…