Archive of 14 September 2005

Study reveals Britain's education divide

More students leave school at 16 in Britain than in other industrialised nations - leading to a widening economic divide in the country, according to a new study.

  • Unions threaten industrial action over pensions

    Public sector strike threat over pensions

    A strike by three million public sector workers could be on the cards if the government forces a rise in the pension age, union leaders warned today.

  • Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has said the UVF is no longer on ceasefire

    Hain: UVF has breached ceasefire

    The government will no longer recognise the ceasefire of the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Northern Ireland secretary Peter Hain has announced.

  • The GMC is considering making all doctors provide details about their work

    Tighter regulation for doctors

    More rigorous efforts to identify doctors who may pose a risk to patients are being proposed by the medical watchdog.

  • Inflation rose from 2.3 per cent in July to 2.4 per cent in August

    Petrol prices drive up inflation

    Inflation in August reached its highest level since records began in January 1997 as exorbitant oil prices forced customers to pay more in transport costs.

  • Electoral reformers warn politics is being forced into the centre ground

    Electoral system 'distorts politics'

    The Labour leadership is being forced into abandoning its core values and supporters in order to stay in power, electoral reformers warned today.


    Davis hails a 'new Tory idealism'

    Leadership hopeful David Davis today hailed a "new Tory idealism" that would see right-wing methods used to create a better society for everyone.

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