Archive of 9 March 2010

Road ahead not as straightforward as it seems from Stormont

Policing devolution clears NI Assembly

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted to accept a motion devolving policing and justice powers, in a historic moment for Stormont.

  • Betty Williams MP wants govt to go further on dangerous dogs

    Dog attack MP rejects control proposals

    A Labour backbencher scarred for life by a Rottweiler attack last year has said the government's proposals on strengthening dangerous dog legislation do not go far enough.

  • Conwy MP Betty Williams was bitten by a Rottweiler

    'Dog Asbos' for dangerous pets

    The government is proposing to give police and councils the power to impose 'dog control notices' as part of a crackdown on dangerous dogs, but a prominent backbencher has criticised the proposals for not going far enough.

  • Labour's Lord Paul follows Lord Ashcroft announcement

    Labour peer abandons non-dom status

    The row over Tory donor Michael Ashcroft's tax status has prompted Labour's longstanding party donor Swraj Paul to announce his decision to end his 'non-dom' status.

  • Hung parliament seems more likely as polls report narrowing of Tory lead

    Latest polls show Tory lead slipping

    Two polls have confirmed the recent trend towards narrowing polling results, increasing the likelihood of a hung parliament.

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