Archive of May 2006

Tony Blair's call for tougher anti-terrorism measures has been condemned by Amnesty

Amnesty condemns UK's 'human rights violations'

Amnesty International has today accused the British government of "serious human rights violations" in its annual report.

  • Home Office under fire again amid claims of a sex for asylum scandal

    Probe over sex-for-asylum claims

    An immigration officer has been suspended after allegations that he offered to help a teenage asylum seeker in return for sexual favours.

  • Reports suggest victms of London bombings will receive more compensation

    Compensation boost for July 7 victims

    Victims and their families are to receive more compensation for the July 7th bomb attacks in London, following criticism over the money being offered.

  • Children will be restricted to two portions of chips a week under new guidelines for school lunches

    Junk food banned from school dinners

    Low-quality meat, fizzy drinks and chocolate will be off the menu at English schools from September under tough new guidelines announced today.

  • Prison Service paid out more than £4m in compensation last year

    Prisoner compensation tops £4m

    Compensation paid to prisoners for assault, accidents and other complaints has doubled in the past year to more than £4 million, official figures show.

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