Archive of 12 May 2005

Blair: Yobs will not be tolerated

Yob clampdown key for Blair

Promoting respect towards others and clamping down on yobbish behaviour would be the key theme of a third term Labour government Tony Blair said today.


    Traffic levels down

    Traffic levels in England and Wales have fallen slightly in the first quarter of 2005 according to the Office for National Statistics.


    Zephaniah backs librarians

    Poet Benjamin Zephaniah has come out in support of librarians, saying they "protect us from ignorance and take personal care of our knowledge".


    Crick steps down

    Sir Bernard Crick has stepped down as chair of the Advisory Board for Naturalisation and Integration (ABNI).


    BBC strike dates confirmed

    Staff at the BBC are set to walk out in May and June in protest at increased outsourcing and plans to cut 4,000 jobs.


    UK birth rate on the up

    Concerns about the falling birth rate in the UK may have been overstated as the figures for 2004 show a further increase in births.


    Doctors warn of smoking ban North-South divide

    Plans to ban smoking in pubs that serve food could exacerbate existing health inequalities between the North and the South, according to research from the British Medical Association (BMA).


    Cambridge chief urges A-Level revamp

    The current A-Level format is failing to distinguish the exceptional from "sloggers", according to the director of admissions at Cambridge University.

  • Galloway: Newly elected to Bethnal Green and Bow

    Galloway to answer allegations

    George Galloway is set to visit Washington to appear in front of a Senate committee that claimed he had been granted lucrative oil allocations by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

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