Entries by Dina Rickman from 01/2012

PIP Breast Implants: Surgeon Says All Women Should Have Faulty Implants Removed

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

All women with faulty breast implants should have them removed given the "uncertainty and lack of knowledge" about the extent of the problems, a leadi...

'Kidnap' Victim Found Dead In Abandoned Car In Hackney

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

A woman found dead in a car in Hackney, east London, was tonight named by Scotland Yard as Kirsty Treloar, 20, who was believed to have been abducted ...

British Gun Laws: System One Of The World's Toughest

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Britain has one of the world's most stringent gun licensing systems - with owners of shotguns and rifles required to undergo background checks which a...

Alesha Dixon Quits BBC Talent Show Strictly Come Dancing (VIDEO)

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Alesha Dixon has quit her judging role on BBC talent show Stricly Come Dancing for Britain's Got Talent, saying it was time to "move on". A stateme...

Chris Grayling Announces £200m Package For 'Troubled Families'

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Politics

A £200 million package to help turn around the lives of Britain's most troubled families was unveiled by employment minister Chris Grayling today. ...

Britain's Small Firms Struggle As Chances For Bank Loans Shrink

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

It's as if someone is "holding your throat and choking you slowly."...

Lucian Freud: 45 Works By The Late Artist To Be Auctioned

Posted 01.02.2012 | Huffington Post

A collection of 45 works by the late Lucian Freud created over a 25-year period and said to be the most complete array of his prints ever to be auctio...

Anuj Bidve Murder: Candle-Lit Vigil Held At Site Of Boxing Day Shooting

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Hundreds of people have held a candle-lit vigil at the site where Indian student Anuj Bidve was shot dead on Boxing Day. One week on from the "horr...

National Lottery Searching For Three EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle Draw Winners

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

The National Lottery is searching for three missing millionaires who have yet to claim their prizes from the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw befo...

Man Arrested After Woman's Body Found In Car

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested by police after a woman's body was found in a car. Warwickshire Police detained the 31-year-old man in Nuneaton shortly bef...

Liam Byrne Signals Step-Change In Labour's Attitude To Welfare

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Politics

Labour have marked a step-change in their attitude to welfare, with shadow cabinet minister Liam Byrne saying it is time for his party to become "radi...

Sandringham: Police Launch Investigation After Human Remains Found At Royal Estate

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK

Human remains have been found in woodland on the Royal Family's Sandringham Estate by a member of the public. Detectives from Norfolk Constabulary ...

HMRC Accused Of Harassing Small Businesses

Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Politics

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been accused of harassing small businesses, with plans to conduct spot checks on their record-keeping. Business l...

Gun Laws Not Under Review Despite Peterlee Shooting, Government Says

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Gun laws will not be reviewed in the wake of a man with a gun licence shooting himself and three female relatives in Peterlee, County Durham, the gove...

Iowa: 7 Things You Need To Know

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Today I wrote an article for CityAM about the Iowa caucus and Mitt Romney’s candidature. Here are some more expanded points about how tonight’s ev...

Drug Driving Could Become New Offence

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

The government is setting up an expert panel to consider the technical aspects of introducing a new offence of driving with an illegal drug in your bo...

Payday Loans: One In Seven Brits Using Credit To Pay Mortgage Or Rent

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Nearly seven million Britons are risking a "spiral of debt" through using credit cards, overdrafts and payday loans to pay off their rent or mortgage,...

Fuel Poverty: Poor Families Need More Help, Says Save The Children

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Poor families struggling to heat their homes this winter are not getting the help they need from energy suppliers, a charity warned. The Government...

PIP Implants: Review Won't Provide Reliable Data, Says Member Of Panel Fazel Fatah

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

A government review on the risk of breast implants rupturing will not provide reliable data, a member of the review panel said today. Consultant pl...

Average At Best From Miliband In 2011

Posted 01.03.2012 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband’s performance was Average to Poor in 2011 – that’s the verdict of LabourList readers in our end of 2011 survey. 29% of those who vot...

Implants Scandal: Andrew Lansley Gives Private Clinics 48 Hours To Get Their House In Order

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

Andrew Lansley has given private clinics 48 hours to get their houses in order and private the government with "clear data" about faulty breast implan...

Stephen Lawrence Verdict: A Huge Step That's Made Britain A Better Place, Says David Blunkett

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

Eight years after Stephen Lawrence's murder, I met his parents Doreen and Neville for the first time. I was Education Secretary and, although they wer...

David Willetts To Announce Plan For Privately Financed Science Universities

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

David Willetts will announce a plan to create a new form of privately financed universities in a speech on Wednesday morning. Outlining the initiat...

Sir Christopher Kelly, Chairman Of Committee On Standards In Public Life, Says 'There's Bound To Be Suspicion' About Honours

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

Political parties' reliance on large donations from individuals or trade unions means there is "bound to be suspicion" about honours and other favours...

Stephen Lawrence Murder Sparked A 'Sea Change' In Attitudes To Racism, Claims Jack Straw

Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Politics

Britain has further to go to tackle racism but the Stephen Lawrence murder sparked a "sea change" in attitudes, former home secretary Jack Straw said ...