Archive of 9 December 2007

The prime minister has called for the release of the five people held hostage since last May.

PM calls for hostage release

Prime minister Gordon Brown has called for the release of five British hostages who have been held by their abductors in Iraq for six months.

  • Mr Brown received the letter of warning from Mr Fennelly in March 2004.

    PM warned of data risk

    The government was warned three years ago about the security flaws that led to the loss of 25 million people's personal details, it has been reported.

  • A study has revealed a "spike" in televised alcohol advertising between 16:00 and 18:00.

    Advertising impact probed

    The government will launch an inquiry into the possible harmful effects of advertising on children amid fears of a rise in under-age binge drinking.

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