Archive of 9 September 2005

Brown launches vaccine finance facility

Chancellor Gordon Brown today unveiled his plans to raise money for vaccines in the poorest parts of the world.


    Greens attack anti-terror consensus

    The Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have failed to provide effective opposition to the government's new anti-terror measures, the Greens said today.


    Brown defends tax credits

    The chancellor has defended the government's new tax credits scheme in the wake of mounting criticism over the way it is handled.


    Special Branch to be dissolved

    The Metropolitan police's 120-year-old Special Branch is to be broken up as the capital's police force undergoes wholesale change, Sir Ian Blair has said.


    Kennedy rejects Tory threat

    The leadership debates in the Labour and Conservative parties are a chance for the Liberal Democrats to push for a stronger liberal agenda, Charles Kennedy said today.

  • Countryside under pressure

    Countryside under pressure

    The government has been urged to make more efficient use of land for housing after a campaign group warned that urban sprawl was engulfing the English countryside.

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