Archive of 7 November 2006

VAT was not included in the Olympic 2012 bid

Tax row escalates over 2012 Olympics

Ministers have admitted the 2012 Olympics could face a tax bill of as much as a billion pounds that was not included in the original bid.

  • Sex appeal - women prefer Cameron to Blair or Brown

    Women turning Tory

    Female voters in the UK prefer David Cameron's Conservatives to the Labour party, a Populus poll for The Times has revealed.

  • Home secretary John Reid has launched an 'urgent review' into bail hostels

    Reid orders bail hostel review

    There will be an urgent review of bail hostel procedures after undercover reporters revealed convicted paedophiles were left at liberty to re-offend.

  • Tony Blair will keep the Royal Prerogative, the government announced

    Parliament denied 'war-making' powers

    The government has rejected calls to let parliament decide when the UK goes to war, insisting the prime minister must maintain powers allowing him to make decisions without parliamentary support.

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