Archive of 11 January 2007

John Reid comes under fire over records of Britons convicted abroad

Ministers 'knew' of Home Office row

The Conservatives have said the position of two Home Office ministers would be "untenable" if reports that they knew Britons convicted abroad were not being tracked were true.

  • Memo reveals concern that NHS will meet its MRSA targets

    NHS 'set to miss' MRSA targets

    Health minister Andy Burnham has insisted the government can still meet its target to cut rates of hospital superbug MRSA, after a leaked memo shows the NHS is set to miss it.

  • Foreign secretary Margaret Beckett says no further deployment to Iraq

    'No plans' to send more troops to Iraq

    Britain has no plans to send any more troops to Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed after the US announced it would be sending another 20,000 to the region.

  • Ashley Mote MEP joins far-right new grouping in European parliament

    South-east MEP joins far-right group

    A British MEP has joined a new far-right grouping in the European parliament, which includes the French National Front and an anti-semitic Romanian party.

  • GCSE tables have been questioned after new figures

    New tables highlight gap in GCSE results

    The number of children gaining five or more GCSEs at a C grade or higher has increased, but new figures show that most students do not manage to achieve five good grades when maths and English are included.

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