Archive of 19 January 2007

David Blunkett admits Asbos are not working well

Blunkett admits Asbos not working

Former home secretary David Blunkett has admitted that anti-social behaviour orders (Asbos) are not working and are seen as a "badge of honour" by some youngsters.

  • Patricia Hewitt acknowledges flaws in the new GP contract

    GPs 'paying themselves more than expected'

    GPs were not expected to pay themselves quite as much as they have under the new contract that is now costing the NHS millions, the health secretary has admitted.

  • William Hague will lead the Tories' new northern board

    Tories in new northern offensive

    The Conservatives have today launched a new drive to improve their support in northern England, where they have just 19 MPs - down from 62 in 1970.

  • John Reid announces the opening of a new prison

    Reid announces new prison to open

    A new prison is to open in Merseyside, the Home Office has announced, providing 350 new places for a system that is creaking at the seams.

  • Tony Blair warns Labour not to abandon New Labour reforms

    Blair warns against retreat to the left

    Tony Blair has strongly defended his pursuit of centrist policies over the past ten years, and warned Labour that moving back to the left would only result in electoral defeat.

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