Archive of 5 February 2007

Ukip leader Nigel Farage tries to broaden party's appeal

Ukip rebranded as 'independence party'

The UK Independence Party (Ukip) is to rebrand itself as the Independence Party ahead of the local elections in England this May.

  • Iranian president rejects claims he wants to build nuclear weapons

    Blair warned over Iran military threat

    The UK must use its position as broker between America and Europe to stop any military action against Iran, a new report by academics, charities and unions has warned.

  • Government says all bird flu procedures were kept to

    Bird flu risk to public 'negligible'

    The risk to the public from the outbreak of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian bird flu in Suffolk is "negligible", environment secretary David Miliband has insisted.

  • Reforms published to 11 to 14 school curriculum

    School curriculum opened up

    Reforms to make the school curriculum for 11 to 14-year-olds more flexible and better tailored to pupils' needs have been published by the exams watchdog today.

  • Ron Davies to stand as candidate for Welsh assembly

    Ron Davies to stand as assembly member

    Former Welsh secretary Ron Davies, who quit the cabinet after a "moment of madness" on Clapham Common nine years ago, is to stand for the Welsh assembly.

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