Archive of February 2005

Anglican Church heads for schism

The Anglican Church is facing the possibility of a major split after a row of the appointment of gay bishops and blessings for same sex unions.

  • Significant rise in minimum wage expected

    Minimum wage expected to rise

    Tony Blair is today expected to announce that the minimum wage will rise beyond the symbolic £5 mark.


    Howard: Drugs are wrong

    Conservative leader Michael Howard today vowed to drive drug dealers out of Britain with a combination of tougher sentences, more police and a major anti-drugs advertising campaign.

  • Significant opposition to anti-terror plans

    MPs back control orders

    The Government's controversial plan to introduce control orders for terrorist suspects passed its first stage in the Commons last night.


    Future of post offices 'uncertain'

    A new report from spending watchdog the National Audit Office has concluded that the long-term future of Britain's post offices is "uncertain".

  • Focus on hospital cleanliness

    MRSA death rate doubles

    Deaths resulting from the MRSA superbug have doubled over the past four years, new figures have revealed.

  • Clarke: We will hit criminals in the pocket

    New record in criminal asset seizure

    More than £120 million in cash and property has been seized from some of Britain's major criminals in the past two years, the Home Secretary has announced.

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