Thursday, December 14News For London

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London To Host First Ever Global Disability Summit

London To Host First Ever Global Disability Summit

#breakingnews, Politics
Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development, announced that London will host the first ever global disability summit next year.     The event will be hosted with the International Disability Alliance and the aim is to give those with disabilities ‘‘the opportunity to fulfil their true potential and help their countries prosper’’   During her first speech since becoming International Development Secretary, she announced she will bring together global leaders and technology companies to tackle barriers that prevent people with disabilities from reaching their full potential.  https://twitter.com/DFID_UK/status/937245037531770880 Mordaunt, who was appointed last month following the controversial departure of Priti Patel, said that disability inclusive
London’s safety compromised, warns Fire Brigades Union

London’s safety compromised, warns Fire Brigades Union

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A dispute with the government has led to Fire Services striking all over the country. In London, where more strike action could take place, Mayor Boris Johnson has threatened to withhold pay for any firefighter involved. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is unperturbed and insists the Conservatives must concede before Londoner’s lives are put at risk by further action. Reporter: Sonal Gupta Sub editor: Kait Borsay February saw the FBU fight back against what it interprets as a government U-turn over changes to their pension scheme and retirement age. The union accuses Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt of misleading Parliament in December 2014, when she pushed through plans to raise the retirement age of firefighters in England from 55 to 60 years old and to increase their pension contributio