Archive of 19 March 2007
Prime minister Tony Blair has undermined public trust in politics and is facing a crisis over standards in public life as significant as the cash for questions scandal that marked the end of John Major's government, the outgoing public standards watchdog has claimed.
The public should be placed at the heart of public services as a part of "truly personalised" reforms of schools and hospitals, the prime minister said today.
Gordon Brown is set to deliver a 'green' Budget this Wednesday, as the two major parties square up over their environmental credentials.
Foreign secretary Margaret Beckett insists progress is being made in Iraq, amid signs of a growing pessimism among Iraqis.
Charities have been urged to look to the Arctic Monkeys for inspiration and exploit new media to raise funds.