Archive of 22 January 2007

Tony Blair will announce Britain's signing of the trafficking convention

Blair to sign up to trafficking treaty

Women and children brought to the UK as sex slaves will have new rights thanks to the government's decision to ratify the European convention on human trafficking.

  • Police ombudsman finds collusion between Northern Ireland police and loyalists

    Police 'colluded' with loyalists

    Police officers in Northern Ireland protected their loyalist informants from investigations into ten murders in the 1990s, a damning new report has found.

  • Tories call for change in NHS targets

    Tories urge overhaul in NHS targets

    The Conservatives will today announce plans to scrap many of the government's targets for the NHS, including waiting times for treatment.

  • LGA survey predicts council tax will go up by 3.5% in April

    Council tax to rise by 3.5%

    Council tax will rise by an average of 3.5 per cent from April, a new survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found.

  • Menzies Campbell launches Lib Dem crime offensive

    Lib Dems promise to be 'smart' on crime

    Prisoners should be forced to work or go on training schemes while serving time, and any money earned should go to their victims, the Liberal Democrats have said.

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