Archive of May 2006

Government faces first legal challenge over police merger plans

Police merger plans face legal challenge

Cleveland police authority has today launched a legal challenge against the government's plans to merge it with two others in the north east.

  • Pensioners need advice on property issues

    Pensioners 'need property advice'

    The government should provide pensioners with a telephone advice service to help them decide whether to sell their homes, a report published tomorrow will claim.

  • John Prescott

    Prescott under pressure

    Deputy prime minister John Prescott faced renewed attacks from fellow MPs and the press this weekend after The Daily Mail published a picture of him playing croquet on Thursday afternoon.

  • Ming Campbell says fighting crime will be a priority of his leadership

    Lib Dems get tough on crime

    Menzies Campbell today rejected claims the Liberal Democrats were soft on crime and said tackling this issue was his top priority.

  • Human rights committee raises concern about memoranda of understanding

    Government slammed over torture agreements

    A parliamentary committee has today expressed "grave concern" at the government's use of diplomatic assurances to deport people to countries where they may face torture.

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