Archive of July 2005

Government probe into how bomber left UK

The government is to investigate how suspected London bomber Hussain Osman was able to flee to Italy following the failed July 21st attacks on the capital.


    Blears defends "stop and search" policy

    Home office minister Hazel Blears has defended a move to stop and search people from specific ethnic groups as part of the security response to London's recent bombings.

  • Government "yet to decide" on courtroom cameras

    Government "yet to decide" on courtroom cameras

    The government has said it has yet to decide whether to allow the use of television cameras in court rooms, following press reports that the technology could be utilised in British courts on a regular basis from next year.

  • Debate over shoot-to-kill policy grows

    Police defend stun gun use

    West Midlands police have defended the use of a stun gun on a suspected suicide bomber after the Metropolitan police commissioner said it was an "incredible risk".


    Doctor vacancies fall

    GP and consultancy vacancies are continuing to fall, according to new figures published by health minister Lord Warner.

  • RMT cancels tube strike ballot

    RMT cancels tube strike ballot

    The planned strike ballot of London Underground workers over security issues has been cancelled following discussions with London mayor Ken Livingstone.

  • Payout for post traumatic stress disorder veteran

    Veteran wins payout for stress

    An army veteran has been awarded £620,000 from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for stress sustained during tours in Northern Ireland.


    Race crime rises in Wales

    The number of racial incidents in Wales has increased significantly since the July 7th London bombings, police have confirmed.


    Tax credit helpline 'disaster'

    The government's tax credits system has come under fire once again after new figures show half those trying to contact the helpline are not getting through.

  • MEP quits as leader of Veritas

    Kilroy Silk quits Veritas

    Robert Kilroy Silk has resigned as leader of Veritas saying the party he founded five months ago had "tried and failed".


    IRA renounces violence

    The leadership of the IRA has formally ordered an end to the armed campaign, to take effect from 16:00 BST today.

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