Archive of June 2009

21st century security poses new challenges

'Radical' security shift sought

Calls for a radical overhaul of Britain's national security needs have brought Britain face-to-face with the changing demands of the 21st century.

  • Water companies' bad debt costs each household an estimated £11 every year.

    Hot weather could push up water prices

    Climate change and population growth will mean increased pressures on how much water is available, a report concluded today.

  • New GDP figures are far worse than expected

    GDP falls again

    There was more bad news for Labour today as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that the current recession is deeper than previously thought.

  • Police tactics come under fire from MPs

    MPs take on police over G20

    The police are facing the ramifications of their controversial tactics for the policing of the G20 demonstrations today, as parliament's home affairs committee published a damning report into the mistakes made during the event.

  • Purnell: Fading into the background?

    Purnell takes on new job

    James Purnell has landed himself another job at think tank demos.

  • Baroness Thatcher has returned home after spending two weeks in hospital for a broken left arm.

    Thatcher returns home

    Baroness Thatcher has returned home after spending two weeks in hospital for a broken left arm.

  • Higher energy costs will be a hard sell to the public

    Energy bills 'too low' say Royal Society

    If the UK is to have any chance of developing new green technologies, consumers will need to pay more for energy, a group of leading scientists and engineers has said.

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