Archive of 6 September 2005

Ancram: Tories must be strong on Europe

The Conservatives cannot afford to ignore the issue of Europe in their debate over the future of the party, deputy leader Michael Ancram will say today.


    MEPs urge council reform

    Decision-making in the EU should be brought out from behind closed doors to enable ministers to be held accountable, British politicians in Brussels argue today.


    Anti-truancy measures 'having little effect'

    At least 70,000 pupils are still skipping school every day despite the government spending £1 billion on anti-truancy methods, a new report reveals.


    Scottish cancer deaths fall

    Scotland's health minister today welcomed figures showing cancer mortality has decreased by 12 per cent for men and six per cent among women.

  • Government, unions and business join to tackle problem of long working hours

    Minister battles long working hours

    A new drive to give Britons more flexibility in the workplace and to cut the long-hours working culture was announced today by the employment minister.

  • Two polls finds Ken Clarke has most public support as next Tory leader

    Double poll boost for Clarke

    Two out of five voters have backed Kenneth Clarke as the right man to lead the Conservative party and take on the government, according to a new poll.


    UK funding boost for Afghan drug fight

    Britain has increased funding for the fight against drugs in Afghanistan by £115 million, Foreign Office minister Kim Howells said last night.

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