Saturday , April 21 2018

Ministers 'want to help with Windrush financial losses'

Minister Liz Truss has told BBC Question Time the government will "look sympathetically" at compensation requests from Windrush migrants. She said people "deserved to be properly compensated" for financial losses suffered - giving the example of a man who had lost his job as a teaching assistant "as a result of actions by the government". "We do think that those people do deserve to be properly compensated for the losses they have suffered," the chief secretary to the Treasury said.

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Commonwealth meeting: Leaders discuss who will succeed Queen as head

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption The Queen has endorsed Prince Charles to take over her role as head of the CommonwealthCommonwealth leaders are meeting behind closed doors to discuss whether the Prince of Wales should succeed his mother as head of the 53-nation body. On Thursday the Queen endorsed Prince Charles as future leader at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace. She said it was her "sincere wish" that he takes over "one day". But the role is not hereditary and will not pass automatically to the Prince of Wales on the Queen's death. The leaders are expected to approve the move when they meet at Windsor Castle, but there has been no confirmation on whether there will be an announcement following the meeting. 'No other options' for Commonwealth head? Commonwealth: Seven things you might not know BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale said there had been some suggestions that the position should be rotated a..

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Carwyn Jones 'caused considerable distress' to Sargeant family

The lawyers of Jack Sargeant have written a strongly-worded letter accusing First Minister Carwyn Jones of causing "considerable distress". Mr Sargeant's father Carl was found dead in November, four days after being dismissed from the cabinet. An inquiry into how Mr Jones handled the sacking will be led by Paul Bowen QC, but has not yet begun. The Welsh Government said it would "not be appropriate to comment" on the letter, sent to Mr Bowen. Family agree Sargeant inquiry chairman Carl Sargeant: Timeline of events But on the eve of the Welsh Labour conference, Jack Sargeant's lawyers have said the first minister's approach is causing "considerable distress to our client and his family". They added: "The inescapable fact here is that someone sadly has lost their life, a much loved family member, and due process must be followed expeditiously to enable to those closest to him to find some closure." Carl Sargeant was dismissed from the cabinet after being subjected to ..

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