News archive from 27 November 2012

Atos appeals have already cost £25m

Welfare minister Lord Freud admitted today that appeals against decisions by hated benefits assessor Atos had cost over £25 million in the first half of 2012. The Department of Work and Pensions, in charge of the disastrous scheme, took a hit for...

 

EDF gets first new nuclear licence in 25 years

The first new site licence for a British nuclear power station for 25 years was granted for EDF's planned Hinkley Point plant today. The Office for Nuclear Regulation has granted the site licence to NNB Generation Company, a subsidiary of the French...

 

Tories told to act on press

Labour leader Ed Miliband told the government today not to ignore Lord Justice Leveson when he spells out his press reform proposals on Thursday. Mr Miliband said Parliament should act quickly if Lord Leveson's ideas are "reasonable and...

 

Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club honours pair

Peter Gill (seated left), Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club president Martin Chalmers (standing) and John Clark (seated right) Two veteran members of Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club received a nice surprise at the group’s meeting. Out of the...

 

Minister to step down after election

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak abruptly announced today that he was quitting politics just weeks ahead of general elections. But the former general and one-time prime minister is expected to stay in his current post until a new government is...

 

Green Gathering

Himpunan Hijau (Green Gathering) demonstrators sit near a police barrier while protesting against Australian mining firm Lynas near Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur today. Lynas announced the arrival of about 100 containers of rare earth concentrates in...

 
Labour accuses ministers of flood defence cuts

Labour accuses ministers of flood defence cuts

An elderly man who was trapped in his car is rescued by Land Rover driver David Dunn from a river in Keynsham. Photograph: SWNS.com/Cameron Dunn The government came under increasing pressure on Monday over cuts to flood defences and its apparent...

 
Warring French right reaffirms Cope as leader

Warring French right reaffirms Cope as leader

The UMP party, which lost power in the May presidential election and has been in chaos since last week's vote, affirmed Jean-Francois Cope as its new leader, saying an adjusted ballot count carried out after claims of fraud confirmed his win. But...

 

Building slump hits olympic growth

Empty Tory rhetoric about the economy will be blown away this morning when the tiny Olympic bright spot in a massive cloud of gloom gets even smaller. Crumbling activity in construction and manufacturing has become so bad that the feeble growth during...

 

Ukip: no chance of pact with the Tories

A tory grandee's patch-and-mend plan to strike a pact with the UK Independence Party to cobble together more seats unravelled today after Ukip refused to be wooed. Party vice-chairman for parliamentary campaigning Michael Fabricant said an electoral...

 

Lawyers continue fight against SNP attack on legal aid

Scottish lawyers said today they'd keep up their campaign against legal aid cuts they say will rob people of justice. Edinburgh and Glasgow solicitors are to stage further industrial action against the SNP government's plans to slash the legal aid...

 

250,000 homes risk losing flood cover

A quarter of a million families living in flood-prone areas could lose everything next year after insurers warned today that they wouldn't cover them. Insurance companies want the government to make sure they're not hit with the full cost of flood...

 

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Nov 26 2012 by Carmella de Lucia, Chester Chronicle

 

Press rules 'must be reasonable'

Nov 26 2012 Harriet Harman is urging ministers to work together with Labour to reform the regulation of the press. The Labour deputy leader said Lord Justice Leveson's report on media standards and ethics - due out on Thursday - potentially offered...

 
‘Don’t turn – or I will stab you’

‘Don’t turn – or I will stab you’

A Spalding teenager has spoken of the terrifying evening he thought he was robbed at knifepoint. Jakub Danieliewicz (13) was walking with his bicycle past St Mary and St Nicolas Church in Love Lane when the attack happened. He said: “A man came up...

 


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