Archive of 2 August 2006

Mini-motos can be crushed if found to be used illegally

New crackdown launched on mini-motos

The government has today pledged £200,000 to help local authorities crack down on the use of mini-motorbikes this summer.

  • Reports of Defra cuts prompt fears of flooding risk

    Flooding fears prompted by Defra cuts

    Defra has said it will do its "utmost" to avoid cutting key services after leaked emails today revealed the department is having to make millions of pounds in savings.

  • Tribunal rules no automatic risk to people sent back to Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe

    Govt wins right to send Zimbabweans back

    The government has won the right to send failed asylum seekers back to Zimbabwe, after a court decided there was no automatic risk of their being tortured on return.

  • Tories launch pre-emptive strike on bed tax proposals

    Tories take bed tax campaign to the sea

    Proposals to impose an extra tax on Britain's hotels and B&Bs could have a major impact on the country's tourist industry and must be resisted, the Conservatives argued today.

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