Archive of 11 May 2005

SNP promises Scottish focus

Arriving at Westminster today the six SNP representatives said they would ensure that Scotland came firmly up Westminster's agenda.


    Rate rise unlikely

    Leading economists said today that a rise in interest rates in the near future was unlikely after the Bank of England revised its growth forecasts.

  • BBC staff angry at job cuts

    BBC staff to strike

    BBC journalists and production staff have today voted to take industrial action in protest against 4,000 job cuts and increased outsourcing at the organisation.


    Applause for Blair

    Tony Blair today received a round of applause as he entered the first meeting of the new Parliamentary Labour Party.


    Tories attack House of Lords reforms

    Plans by the Lord Chancellor to limit the length of time bills spend in the House of Lords have been attacked by the Conservatives.


    Sinn Fein in London

    Sinn Fein's new MPs have arrived in London - but have not taken up their seats in Parliament.


    New heatwave precautions

    The UK's health services are ready to respond to a heatwave, according to Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson.


    Global warming is happening

    The Government's chief scientific adviser has reiterated his warning that global warming is happening, and human activity is to blame.

  • Legal aid reforms considered

    Move to shorten criminal trials

    The Lord Chancellor will today unveil plans to cap the length of criminal trials in an attempt to reduce the money spent on criminal legal aid.

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