Wednesday May 8
Free school meals 'in jeopardy'
Anti-poverty minister Huw Lewis said Whitehall was not releasing key information about who will be eligible for benefits under universal credit.
Mon May 06, 2013
High unemployment blights universal credit trial town
The front page on universal credit called Ashton-under-Lyne a "sleepy market town" and so one would be forgiven for thinking that Ashton is somehow not representative of the country as a whole or of the challenges faced by working people.
Fri May 03, 2013
Man jailed for beating girl to death
A man has been jailed for life for beating a two-year-old girl to death while her mother was in New York celebrating her 21st birthday.
Thu May 02, 2013
Landlords win direct housing benefit payments
Landlords who rent to tenants receiving housing benefit under universal credit will now see the payments be transferred directly to them under a change outlined by the Department for Work and Pensions .
Tories won't let their benefits scheme fail
As ministers launch their universal credit scheme in Ashton-under-Lyne we should expect the town to be flooded with experts - from the government and outsourcing cowboys - determined to prove that this odious experiment will be a success.
Wed May 01, 2013
Universal Credit: Landlords to receive direct payments after two months of arrears
Housing benefit payments will be sent directly to landlords after tenants have gone into two months of arrears during the Universal Credit pathfinders.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Nottingham Evening Post
Review: Noises Off, Theatre Royal, by Alan Geary
What with One Man, Two Guvnors three months back, it's already been a great year for laughs at the Theatre Royal.
Doubts over Universal Credit system
A COUPLE were found dead in a swimming pool at a plush country hotel where reality TV star Jade Goody got married.
Universal credit: evolution, not revolution | Editorial
Mr Duncan Smith is wrong to pretend that he has a unique formula for ironing out all the oddities of social security If you have heard anything about universal credit, you have probably heard it's a Big Deal.
The First Post
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 29 Apr 2013
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi has survived a car bomb attack in the capital.
International Business Times
UK Benefits: Debunking Welfare Myths
As the coalition government took its first step in implementing the controversial Universal Credit welfare system in Ashton-under-Lyne, followed by Oldham, Warrington and Wigan in Greater Manchester in July, the topic of who will lose out from the overhaul has reared its ugly head again.
Liverpool Daily Post
UK & World News: Morning news headlines for April 29, 2013
THREE British men found guilty of possession of drugs in Dubai have each been sentenced to four years in prison, according to reports.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Union to stage benefits protest
Universal Credit will be introduced at four local job centres in selected areas of Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham, Warrington and Wigan The Government will face a protest as it launches a new benefit as part of a "fundamental cultural shift" of the welfare system.
Iain Duncan Smith faces backlash after telling wealthy pensioners:...
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
School treasurer, 52, stole 56,000 so she could go on spending sprees at Argos... but is spared jail
A school treasurer who stole nearly 56,000 in taxpayers' cash because she felt 'undervalued' by education bosses has been spared jail.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Q&A: Universal credit
The first trial of universal credit - a new payment that marks the biggest overhaul of the benefits system since the 1940s - is being launched on Monday.
Cregan 'confessed and apologised'
In prison conversations and phone calls from segregation at Strangeways Jail in Manchester Cregan, 29, is alleged to have "confessed and apologised" after being accused of four murders.
Bacup ancestor-hunter discovers link to World Cup hero Geoff Hurst
A BACUP man has told of his surprise after discovering he is related to England's World Cup final hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Cregan 'admitted murders to mother'
The mother of police killer Dale Cregan has told a court he admitted a murder to her but she did not believe him.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Roxie Archer: Ben Raftery 'took to Facebook to construct alibi after...
'My little princess banged her head at McDonald's': Boyfriend 'took to Facebook to construct alibi after beating partner's 23-month old daughter to death' Sarah Archer, 21, left her boyfriend to look after her child while she went to New York to celebrate her birthday A 23-month-old girl was beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend who then took ... (more)