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Various news outlets have reported that it has cost £186,000 to rename Black Boy Lane in Tottenham, north London, as La Rose Lane.

The local council says £186,000 is an old estimate for the potential cost, but it is now unlikely to spend more than £100,000.

Tottenham's costs for street renaming

It's been widely claimed that between 300 and 500 excess deaths a week are occurring due to delays in A&E, according to analysis by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

There's a lot of uncertainty around this estimate, but it appears plausible, and various assumptions in the estimate mean it may underestimate the impact of delays.

Care delays

Conservative MP Sir William Cash has claimed in the House of Commons that the UK offers 52 weeks of maternity pay and the EU only eight.

The UK offers 52 weeks of maternity leave, but only 39 weeks of pay. The EU guarantees a minimum of 14 weeks of pay though in practice it varies widely by country.

Cash short changes EU maternity pay

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