Archive of April 2005

Reid compares new health pledges with Tory NHS cuts

Labour's Health Secretary John Reid today said that a third term Labour government would ensure greater choice and support for expectant mothers and increased investment in palliative care.


    Howard sets out vision for Britain

    Conservative leader Michael Howard has laid out his plans for a Britain where everyone has the "best possible chance" to fulfil their potential. Speaking at a party rally in Ashford in Kent this lunchtime, Mr Howard promised "a government that never stops taking action on the things that matter".


    Parties enter campaign's final days

    Parties enter campaign's final days


    Blair tackled on 48 hour target

    Tony Blair has said he was "astonished" to hear claims that the GP targets to see patients within 48 hours are resulting in some surgeries refusing to accept appointments made further in advance.

  • Public positive about international aid

    Public back aid to increase global security

    A new poll has suggested that two thirds of Britons believe that development aid, rather than warfare, is the best way of increasing global security.


    Tories pledge to limit immigration

    Conservative leader Michael Howard has said they would "control and limit immigration", but also make the asylum system more "humane".


    Warning of transport chaos

    Unless a new national transport strategy is developed, the UK is facing transport chaos according to the RAC Foundation.

  • Brown and Blair focus on economy

    Labour returns to economy

    After a day of focus on Iraq, Labour has attempted to return to its key campaign message of economic stability.

  • Child obesity rising

    Child obesity level rises

    There has been sharp rise in the level of child obesity according to new figures from the Department of Health.


    Chance to hit Prescott

    Weary election staffers have a new toy - an interactive game hosted by the Conservatives' website.


    Scholars urge Muslims to vote

    Top Islamic scholars and community leaders are to meet on Tuesday to urge Muslims across the UK to vote in Thursday's general election.


    Brown challenged to debate

    Chancellor Gordon Brown has been challenged to appear in a live debate with his opposite numbers Dr Vince Cable and Oliver Letwin.


    Tories aim to end Blair's smile

    The Conservatives have launched a new 3-D election poster to "wipe the smile off" Tony Blair's face on May 5.

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