Entries by Dina Rickman from 09/2011

PFI Waste Continues, Public Accounts Committee Warns

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Politics

The government has not done enough to tackle waste in private finance initiatives (PFI) contracts despite billions of pounds of public money being at ...

Government U-Turn On Terror Suspects

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government is planning emergency powers to forcibly relocate terror suspects, months after pledging to scrap the existing mea...

Abortion - Adrian Yalland From Right To Know, Lobbyist And Former Tory Approved Candidate

Posted 09.01.2011 | UK Politics

The director of the campaign to change abortion laws in Britain is a Westminster lobbyist and a former approved Tory candidate for parliament who has...

Red Arrows Set To Fly Again After Death Of Pilot Jon Egging

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Red Arrows are expected to give their first public aerobatics display since the death of one of their pilots. Flight Lieut...

Jackson Carlaw, Scottish Conservative Leadership Hopeful, Beings Campaign With Early Referendum Bid

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Conservative MSP Jackson Carlaw has launched his bid to become the party's leader with a demand for an early referendum on indepe...

Worries About Michael Jackson Case Leaks

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Los Angeles prosecutors want to delay the disclosure of coroner and fire department records on Michael Jackson's death to parties...

Joshua Davies To Be Sentenced For Murder Of Rebecca Aylward

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A teenager found guilty of luring his ex-girlfriend into a wood and smashing her skull with a rock has been told he will serve at...

£100m EuroMillions Jackpot Up For Grabs

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- One of the biggest jackpots in EuroMillions history is up for grabs tonight. An estimated £100 million could be won by a sing...

Jools Willis, Beautician, 'Gives Four Year Old Daughter Tate Willis Spray Tans'

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION - A beautician gives her four-year-old daughter spray tans, it has been reported. Jools Willis, 37, says the beauty treatments sh...

Dr Hamish Meldrum, BMA Chair, Calls NHS Reforms 'High Risk' In Letter Sent To Every MP

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Government has described as "disappointing" a call by the British Medical Association (BMA) for it to withdraw or significant...

Eric Pickles, Communities Secretary, Tells Town Halls To Stop 'Intrusive' Surveys

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Town halls are to be ordered by the Government to stop asking residents questions about their sexuality, race and health. Comm...

Ofsted Report: A Fifth Of Schools 'Must Act On Safety'

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Universities & Education

A fifth of schools need to do more to keep their children safe, inspectors have warned. An Ofsted report found that 21% of England's schools are on...

Police: Two Arrested In Anonymous And LulzSec Probe

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

Two men have been arrested in connection with online attacks by hacking gangs Anonymous and LulzSec, Scotland Yard said. The men, aged 24 and 20, w...

Child Support Dodgers: Most Ridiculous Excuses Revealed (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

The Child Support Agency has released a new list of the worst excuses parents give for dodging child support payments - including a sex-change Dad who...

Labour Must Boost Appeal Within M25, Warns Shadow Minister

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

Labour needs to sharpen its appeal in the crucial commuter land around London which could decide the next general election, Ed Miliband has been warne...

Barclays Boss Makes Last-Ditch Plea To Halt Bank Reform

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

Bob Diamond, chief executive of Barclays, is to hold talks with chancellor George Osborne on Friday as bankers mount a last-ditch effort to delay impl...

David Cameron On Libya: Gaddafi Was A Monster And We've Learnt The Lessons From Iraq

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron has defended the UK's role in the military intervention in Libya, but said that Nato should not take too much credit for ...

European Union Bans Oil Imports From Syria

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

The European Union has agreed to ban imports on oil from Syria. The EU accounts for about 95 per cent of all Syrian oil exports, which totals aroun...

34-Year-Old Man Arrested By Phone Hacking Detectives

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK

Detectives investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voice mai...

Downing Street In Shock As PM's Key Advisers Set To Quit

Posted 09.02.2011 | UK Politics

Two of David Cameron’s top special advisers are understood to be leaving Downing Street to take up new roles outside of Westminster. ...

The Big Society - Anarchy With A Middle Class Twist?

Posted 09.03.2011 | UK Politics

Anna is the model citizen. The 31-year-old self-described professional volunteer spends Mondays running a free bike workshop, Wednesdays counselling o...

Ruby Wax On Mental Health, Depression And Her New Show

Posted 09.04.2011 | UK

Ruby Wax begins with an apology. She is three hours late for the interview because she's been napping. "I did 11 calls and then I fell asleep, so I'm...

Minimum Wage: Unison Calls For Increase In Rate And Move To A Living Wage (POLL)

Posted 09.10.2011 | UK Politics

Britain’s biggest public sector union has called for a "substantial increase" in the minimum wage by next autumn, ahead of an increase to a living w...

Railway Unions Demonstrate Outside Transport Secretary Philip Hammond's Home

Posted 09.13.2011 | UK Politics

Railway workers have staged a protest outside the London home of Transport Secretary Philip Hammond against rail fare rises and job losses. Mem...

Inflation Rate Continues To Rise

Posted 09.13.2011 | UK

The rate of inflation continued to climb last month, official figures have revealed, as utility bill hikes hit a two-year high and clothing costs saw ...