Outsourcing has been rife at Barnet council in north London. A new report shows how corruption developed in privatised services, reports Sarah Bates
This year’s Labour Party conference could mark the moment that trade union leaders reveal themselves as Jeremy Corbyn’s most unreliable allies.
A new report has uncovered how council bosses are investing workers’ money into dirty drilling. Sarah Bates looks at who’s funding the fossil fuel giants
After inspectors found that inmates were living in appalling conditions in a privately?run prison, Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates those responsible
Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.
A new study shows how the fertility industry charges inflated prices for egg freezing treatment—and manipulates success rates, reports Sarah Bates
Some 300 refugees in Glasgow were threatened with eviction last week after ‘failing’ their asylum applications. Tomáš Tengely-Evans explores the grim reality of Britain’s asylum rules
Extreme weather events become increasingly likely as the planet warms. Sarah Bates argues fundamental change is needed to prevent climate change becoming catastrophic for life on earth
The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates
Alt right figureheads and racist street movements coming into Ukip could mean a revival for the struggling party, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans
As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost
A combination of fat, human waste and wet wipes is blocking Britain’s sewers
The local elections in England are a chance to punish the Tories for decimating public services. But if Labour wins, it will have to do more than manage the cuts differently, argues Nick Clark
Former KGB spook Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia through force and fraud for the last 18 years. He will firm up his rule for another six years after the Russian presidential elections on Sunday.
Almost nine months on from the devastating Grenfell fire, Alistair Farrow looks at what activists are fighting for, and the challenges that they face
Fracking companies are going on the offensive and taking the National Trust to court. We need a national fight to beat them back, writes Sarah Bates
The Syrian regime’s horrific bombing in Ghouta is the legacy of a defeated revolution and a struggle for power over the Middle East
Right wingers are using revelations about Oxfam in Haiti for their own ends.
Councils have blocked frackers’ plans and investors are losing interest. With resistance from environmental campaigners, Sarah Bates asks if this could this be a turning point in the fight
Right wingers have seized on figures for agricultural wages and immigration to say that migrants lead to lower wages. Alistair Farrow looks at the reality