News archive from 29 August 2012, page 10

Angela Merkel’s minister balks at cost of dash to green energy

Germany may have to slow its switch to green energy, environment minister Peter Altmaier has said in an effort to ease fears that consumers will bear huge costs of the move from nuclear. A year before an election, fears of rising energy bills in...

 

Call for booze tax dodge crackdown

Customs officials have been criticised for failing to crack down on criminal gangs who dodge alcohol tax at an estimated cost to the Treasury of more than £1 billion. MPs claimed HM Revenue and Customs appeared to be reluctant to prosecute offenders...

 
LAURA ROBSON: I'LL HAVE A CRACK AT KIM CLIJSTERS

LAURA ROBSON: I'LL HAVE A CRACK AT KIM CLIJSTERS

LAURA ROBSON will go for broke against three-time US Open champ­ion Kim Clijsters today. The 18-year-old Brit faces Clijsters in the second round and is set to be bumped up to one of the Flushing Meadows show courts. “It should be amazing,” said...

Daily Star, 00:23 in Sport
 

Women prisoners' clothes cut off

Inspectors have criticised the "unnecessary and unacceptable" practice of cutting off women's clothes when they are forcibly strip-searched in jail. Responses to women whose behaviour caused concern were also "excessively...

 

Russia: Activist jailed for eight years for selling drugs amid ‘revenge’ claims

A RUSSIAN opposition activist has been jailed for eight years for selling drugs, double the prison term requested by prosecutors in a case her husband said was revenge for the couple's criticism of the authorities. Taisiya Osipova, 28, was sentenced...

 

Children driven 500 yards to school

One in 10 parents who live within 500 yards of their child's school admit driving them to the school gates, according to research. Data also suggests that more than half of British school children will not be walking to school when term starts next...

 

Premier apologises to MPs over terror attack ‘failings’

NorwAY'S premier Jens Stoltenberg has apologised for flaws in the response to last year's bomb and gun rampage by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, jailed for 21 years last week for killing 77 people. Mr Stoltenberg pledged to improve...

 

Call for booze tax dodge crackdown

Customs officials have been criticised for failing to crack down on criminal gangs who dodge alcohol tax at an estimated cost to the Treasury of more than £1 billion. MPs claimed HM Revenue and Customs appeared to be reluctant to prosecute offenders...

 

Pledge to improve apprenticeships

Boosting awareness among small and medium sized employers is key to unlocking the economic benefits of apprenticeships, the Government has been told. Jason Holt, a jeweller and social entrepreneur commissioned by ministers to review ways to make...

 

Women prisoners' clothes cut off

Inspectors have criticised the "unnecessary and unacceptable" practice of cutting off women's clothes when they are forcibly strip-searched in jail. Responses to women whose behaviour caused concern were also "excessively...

 
Six-car crash on A1 at Doncaster

Six-car crash on A1 at Doncaster

DRIVERS and passengers involved in a crash on the A1 at Doncaster escaped without serious injury. A man and a woman were reported to have suffered minor injuries and they were taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary for treatment. The vehicles involved in...

 
Man or a mouse? David Cameron is challenged by Tory MP Tim Yeo

Man or a mouse? David Cameron is challenged by Tory MP Tim Yeo

DAVID Cameron's leadership has come under attack from a leading Tory backbencher, who demanded the Prime Minister show whether he is "a man or a mouse". Tim Yeo, chairman of the energy and climate change select committee, challenged Mr...

Scotsman, 00:19 in Politics
 

Call for booze tax dodge crackdown

Customs officials have been criticised for failing to crack down on criminal gangs who dodge alcohol tax at an estimated cost to the Treasury of more than £1 billion. MPs claimed HM Revenue and Customs appeared to be reluctant to prosecute offenders...

 

Children driven 500 yards to school

One in 10 parents who live within 500 yards of their child's school admit driving them to the school gates, according to research. Data also suggests that more than half of British school children will not be walking to school when term starts next...

 
School fees rise by 63% as middle classes are squeezed

School fees rise by 63% as middle classes are squeezed

The cost of privately educating children in Scotland has soared by 63 per cent in the past ten years, with the average family expected to fork out almost £10,000 per child per year, a new report shows. Independent schools in Scotland now charge an...

Scotsman, 00:20 in Learning
 


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