Archive of 5 August 2010

Flexible staff face NHS privatisation fears

Flexible NHS staff 'face privatisation'

The government is to seek private sector investment in the management of 50,000 temporary NHS staff, prompting fears about privatisation of the health service.

  • Chequers, where Cameron and Zardari will meet for dinner tonight - and talks tomorrow

    Cameron and Zardari set for standoff

    David Cameron will meet with Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari face to face tonight, as the week's ongoing diplomatic dispute comes to a head.

  • The halal meathod of slaughter is essential to Muslims, but is considered cruel by animal rights activists

    Primary schools mull 'halal-only' lunches

    Primary schools in Harrow are considering whether to accept 'halal-only' meals on offer from the council's favoured contractor, in a move which could enrage animal welfare groups.

  • One-in, one-out rule to be introduced in September

    Coalition caps regulatory burden

    Businesses and the third sector will not face additional regulatory burdens from September 1st under the coalition government's 'one-in, one-out' rule.

  • X-Files: The MoD is gradually releasing previously classified documents

    Government releases the X-files

    The government has published hundreds of previously-classified files on UFOs and 'flying saucers', revealing several curious incidents from recent history.

  • Gove is considered gaffe-prone by some commentators for the errors surrounding the project cancellation.

    Gove faces the music

    A delegation of councillors, teachers and pupils has travelled to Westminster to try and prevent Michael Gove from cancelling plans to improve their schools.

  • Public spending cuts threaten the stretched foster system

    Care services can't cope since Baby P

    A "chronic shortage" of foster services since the death of Baby P may put children in danger unless more foster carers are recruited soon, a leading foster charity has warned.

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