Entries by Dina Rickman from 07/2011

Government to Bring in Emergency Bail Legislation This Week

Posted 07.03.2011 | UK Politics

The Government is going to bring in emergency legislation this week to overhaul the law on police bail, PoliticsHome has learned. The move is expected...

WATCH: Foreign Secretary William Hague's Video Blog After His Visit To Afghanistan And Pakistan

Posted 07.03.2011 | UK Politics

William Hague has released a video about his two day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Foreign Secretary travelled with UAE's foreign minister...

Miliband 'needs To Prove Himself'

Posted 07.03.2011 | UK Politics

A senior figure from Tony Blair's government has warned that current Labour leader Ed Miliband has failed to connect with the public and is yet to pro...

Ministry Of Defence Loses Track Of £6.3billion In Assets

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK Politics
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The Ministry of Defence has been urged by MPs to get a grip of stock control problems which have left it unable to account for billions of pounds wort...

Union Leader Warns Of Biggest Strikes Since The Second World War Ahead Of Crunch Talks With Government

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK Politics

Union leaders have upped the stakes ahead of this afternoon’s crunch talks with the Government over public sector pensions by warning of the worst s...

Phone Hacking: Soham Families Contacted By Police

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK

The parents of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, the two children murdered by Ian Huntley, were contacted by Scotland Yard detectives investigating pho...

David Cameron: Death of Soldier Shows High Price Of Afghan Operation

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION - The apparent capture and killing of a British soldier in Afghanistan shows the "high price" being paid to stabilise the country, D...

Rio Ferdinand Tells of His Anger At Kiss And Tell Stories

Posted 07.05.2011 | UK
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PRESS ASSOCIATION - Footballer Rio Ferdinand has told the High Court of his anger over a 'kiss and tell' story published when he held the England capt...

Public Sector Workers Paid 8% More Than Their Private Sector Counterparts, Figures Show

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - The gap in average earnings between employees in the private and public sectors has widened, with state workers paid nearly 8% mor...

Victims' Commissioner: Families Of Murder Victims 'Need More Help'

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Politics

The law should guarantee that families can bury murder victims within a month, a government commissioner has said. Louise Casey said swift release ...

WATCH: Hugh Grant On Phone Hacking Allegations

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

Hugh Grant, commenting on phone hacking, says he is repulsed but not surprised by the latest allegations made against the News of the World. "I was...

Top Heart Surgeon tells Andrew Lansley: NHS Reforms Are Wrong

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Politics

The country's top heart specialist yesterday launched an angry attack on Government reform of the NHS. Heart "tsar" Sir Roger Boyle said he had dec...

Labour: Blue, New Or Led By The Wrong Miliband?

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Politics

Labour is, depending on who you ask, old, new, purple, blue, divided, united and refounded. Seventy-five days after becoming Labour leader Tony Bla...

PMQS 6th July 2011: David Cameron Faces Questions On Hacking

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron today hinted he would not stand by beleaguered News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks. He told Ed Miliband that everyone a...

The Huffington Post UK Launch Live Blog: Arianna Huffington And An Expert Panel Discuss The State Of The Media

Posted 07.06.2011 | UK

Check here for live updates from our launch debate on the state of the media with Arianna Huffington, Alastair Campbell, Jon Gaunt, Kelly Osbourne, jo...

The Information Revolution: David Cameron To Make More Data Public

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Prime Minister David Cameron is ordering a raft of information to be made public about the way hospitals, schools, courts and tran...

The Sun: Ministry Of Defence School Fees Three Times War Compensation

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK Politics

THE Ministry of Defence spends three times as much money helping top officers' children attend elite private schools as it does compensating soldiers ...

Report: Defence Review 'Flawed By Drive To Cut Costs'

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - Ministers have failed to properly understand the risks entailed in their decision to leave Britain without an aircraft carrier for...

The Government Reviews Advertising Contracts With NOTW

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK Politics

The Government is reviewing its advertising contracts with News of The World in the wake of allegations it hacked into the phones of the families of d...

Green Taxes 'Should Reduce Fares'

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - The Treasury should ring-fence money from fuel duty to cut rising public transport fares in a bid to rebuild trust in green taxes,...

Stop Emergency Police Bail Bill, Say Lawyers

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

Top lawyers have signed an open letter which urges the government to halt its emergency police bail bill. The emergency legislation will go through...

PoliticsHome: David Laws Is Back

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK Politics

David Laws has been appointed to the Draft Financial Services Bill (Joint Committee)....

Bill Clinton: UK's Budget Could Mean Deficit Will Increase

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK Politics

Bill Clinton yesterday warned David Cameron that Britain's spending cuts could end up raising the deficit. He becomes the highest profile critic yet o...

Royal British Legion Drops NOTW In Response To Hacking Allegations

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK

The Royal British Legion has dropped the News of The World as a campaign partner in response to allegations made in several newspapers that its report...

Alastair Campbell diaries: Ed Balls and Ed Miliband under pressure after news revelations in Power and Responsibility

Posted 07.07.2011 | UK Politics

The two Eds at the top of the Labour party were facing increased pressure today after revelations that former spin doctor Alastair Campbell found them...