Archive of May 2005

New inquiry into Rover collapse

There is to be a independent inquiry into the events surrounding the collapse of MG Rover, Trade and Industry Secretary Alan Johnson announced today.


    May 31 is tax freedom day

    According to free market think-tank the Adam Smith Institute, May 31 is the day that Britons stop working for the government and start working for themselves.


    Hoodless fight back

    Determined to show that all young people are not yobs, the national peer-group helpline Youth2Youth has launched a new web help-page.

  • Tobacco test case dismissed

    Tobacco test case dismissed

    The widow of a smoker who died more than a decade ago has lost her case against global cigarette company Imperial Tobacco.


    Iraqi officers train in Brecon

    Forty Iraqi army officers have embarked on instructor training with the British Army's Infantry Battle School at Brecon.

  • More quit through NHS

    Smokers promised more help

    Smokers are being promised more help to give up smoking as the UK marks World No Tobacco Day for the first time.


    French PM pays the price

    French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has paid the price for Sunday's 'no' vote and resigned.

  • Europe ponders future

    UK reflects on French 'non'

    Politicians of all persuasions are now looking to an uncertain future after France voted against the EU Constitution.


    CRE chief: Time to look anew at black boys

    Head of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE), Trevor Phillips, has said that radical new thinking is required if black men are not to become a permanent underclass.

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