Archive of July 2005

Ban on tobacco ads comes into force

Tobacco companies will be banned from arranging sponsorship deals under new laws which come into force from today.


    Race crime rises in Wales

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


    Civil Servant head receives peerage

    Sir Andrew Turnbull has received a life peerage on retiring from the position of cabinet secretary - UK's civil service head.

  • 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".


    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.

  • 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.

  • More needs to be done to suicide in Nottingham prison, a report finds

    Nottingham prison under fire

    Nottingham prison needs to do more to prevent inmates committing suicide, a report by the chief inspector of prisons says today.

  • 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.


    Prescription rules tightened

    Tighter procedures for prescribing controlled drugs aimed at improving the safety of patients have been announced today by the government.


    TUC dismisses compensation myths

    Concerns that Britain is struggling to deal with a growing 'compensation culture' have been dismissed by the TUC in a new report.

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