Archive of October 2005

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Careless drivers who kill face jail term

Those who cause death due to reckless driving could face up to five years in jail, the government announced today.

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    NHS complaint referrals double

    The number of people asking for their complaints about the NHS to be independently reviewed has doubled in the past year, new figures show.

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    Increased fines for nuisance calls

    Companies who plague consumers with nuisance silent calls could face fines of up to £50,000, trade and industry secretary Alan Johnson announced today.

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    Cameron forges ahead

    David Cameron's campaign for the Tory leadership received a major boost this weekend with an increase in support both in parliament and among grassroots members.

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    Parliament cleaners to strike again

    Cleaners at the Houses of Parliament are to go on strike once again next week after failing to reach agreement in a long-running dispute over pay.

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    Cameron forges ahead in party support

    David Cameron's campaign for the Tory leadership received a major boost this weekend with an increase in support both in parliament and among grassroots members of the party.

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    Nurses challenge PCT reforms

    The Royal College of Nursing is today issuing a legal challenge to the government's plans to reform primary care trusts in England.

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    EU summit held 'in good spirit'

    European leaders reached "broad agreement" on the where the EU should be going at yesterday's informal summit, the prime minister said last night.

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    Burglar protection law launched

    Homeowners and shopkeepers would be able to use greater force to defend themselves against burglars under proposed new legislation launched today.

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    Rivals clash over need to cut taxes

    The candidates for the Tory leadership clashed today as David Davis unveiled plans to cut taxes by the equivalent of £1,200 a year for the average family.

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    Drop in NHS waiting lists

    The number of people who have to wait more than six months for NHS treatment has more than halved, according to the latest Department of Health statistics.

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