Archive of 2006

Today's flight into Gibraltar was an historic occasion

Gibraltar flights resume

The first flights between Spain and Gibraltar landed earlier today, ending decades of isolation for the British territory.

  • John Reid paid tribute to MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller

    M15 chief to quit

    The head of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller, is to resign next April after four and a half years in the job.

  • Serious Fraud Office calls off bribery probe into Eurofighter deal

    PM defends ending Saudi arms deal probe

    The prime minister has defended the decision to call off the investigation into alleged corruption in a major defence deal between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.

  • People on unemployment benefit falls in October

    Unemployment unexpectedly falls

    The number of people claiming unemployment benefit fell unexpectedly in October, according to new official figures.

  • Radical changes announced to the Child Support Agency

    Child support overhaul revealed

    The Child Support Agency (CSA) is to be scrapped and replaced with a new body with much tougher powers to collect maintenance, it was announced today.

  • David Cameron's lead remains but the Tories' slips

    Tory lead over Labour slips

    The Conservatives' lead over Labour in the polls has fallen this month, although David Cameron still has the edge on prime minister in waiting Gordon Brown.

  • Menzies Campbell says the UK must focus more on Europe

    Ming makes the case for Europe

    Britain's global interests are far better served by its ties with the EU than the US but it must stop "squandering" this potential, Menzies Campbell has warned.

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