Archive of 29 August 2006

Gordon Brown calls for public sector pay restraint to keep inflation down

Brown praises Labour's fiscal prudence

Gordon Brown today issued a strong defence of his handling of the economy, and underlined his tough line by calling yet again for restraint in public sector pay rises.

  • Margaret Thatcher named best prime minister in historian's poll

    Thatcher named best PM

    The war in Iraq has scuppered Tony Blair's chances of becoming one of the most effective British prime ministers of the 20th century, according to a new study.

  • Age Concern warns NHS is failing to tackle malnutrition

    NHS hospitals 'failing to tackle malnutrition'

    Hundreds of thousands of older people are suffering from malnutrition in hospitals - partly because nurses do not have the time to help them eat, a new report warns.

  • Former Tory chancellor Norman Lamont says David Cameron needs more policies

    Lamont calls for more Tory policies

    David Cameron needs to develop "more policies more quickly" if he is to persuade people to vote for the Conservatives, Norman Lamont has warned.

  • Charles Kennedy's drinking problem is revealed in a new biography

    Kennedy allies 'kept his drinking secret'

    Charles Kennedy was ready to make his alcoholism public almost three years before he resigned as Liberal Democrat leader - but backed out at the last minute, a new book claims.

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