Archive of 19 January 2010

The price of a pint: Neither party supports minimum pricing for alcohol, as is currently being debated in Scotland

Labour and Tories go to war on alcohol

Cut-price drinks nights and 'irresponsible promotions' were in the firing line of both the main parties today.

  • Cadbury was valued at £11.5 billion

    Westminster reacts to Cadbury's takeover

    There were varied reactions from Westminster to today's sale of Cadbury's takeover by American firm Kraft, with the prime minister saying he was "determined" the same level of investment was retained in the UK.

  • Nadia Eweida was suspended after she refused to take off her cross.

    Crucifix employee goes to court

    The woman banned from wearing a small crucifix while working for British Airways takes her case to the court of appeal today.

  • Hoon was reluctant to shift UK troops in Iraq to Afghanistan

    Hoon opposed army overstretch

    Increasing pressures on Britain's armed forces led Geoff Hoon to oppose major reinforcements in Afghanistan before UK troops left Iraq.

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