Archive of November 2006

Harriet Harman will put family at the heart of her deputy leadership bid

Labour's family policies 'must go further'

Harriet Harman will today mark out the family as a key battleground in both the forthcoming Labour deputy leadership and the next general election.

  • Tony Blair says 'significant progress' in Nato Afghanistan summit

    Nato summit bolsters Afghan forces

    The meeting of Nato allies in Riga this week has made "significant progress" in bolstering the forces serving in Afghanistan, Tony Blair has said.

  • John Prescott turns the Tories' 'tosser' debt ads against them

    Prescott slams 'tosser' Tories

    John Prescott has accused the Conservatives of being "tossers" in a heated House of Commons exchange with William Hague.

  • Tories warn exam changes are creating an education apartheid

    Tories warn of 'education apartheid'

    England is facing an "education apartheid" as private school pupils increasingly study for different exams than those in the state sector, David Willetts has warned.

  • Education secretary Alan Johnson unveils £2.7m for school trips

    Funding boost for school trips

    The education secretary has unveiled £2.7 million in new funding to get more pupils taking part in school trips.

  • Britain's biggest pregnacy service has said current abortion laws are outdated

    Abortion laws 'are arcane'

    Britain's leading pregnancy service has called for a review of abortion laws and for current restrictions requiring two doctors to authorise terminations to be changed.

  • Lord Falconer stands firm on controversial legal aid reforms

    Legal aid reforms condemned

    Opposition parties have condemned the government's plans to shake up the legal aid system, warning they threaten to cut off services to the most vulnerable.

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