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.

  • Caroline Flint rejects claims a report on widening health inequalities was buried

    Minister denies burying bad news

    Public health minister Caroline Flint has dismissed as "absolute nonsense" suggestions that the government tried to bury a report on health inequalities.


    UK diplomat walks out over terror comments

    A former Malaysian prime minister prompted a walk-out by British diplomatic staff after he accused the UK and US of breaking human rights laws in Iraq.


    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.


    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.

  • Air tax to raise cash for development

    Air tax to raise cash for development

    Britain and France have today agreed to raise money for international development through an air ticket tax.

  • 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.

  • Study finds GP care of mental health patients lacking

    Internet 'more helpful than GPs'

    Mental health patients find the internet more useful than their GPs in helping them come off psychiatric drugs, a new study claims.

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