Archive of 9 June 2008

An ageing population is taxing the social care system

Social care 'creaking at the seams'

Three out of four local authorities in the UK are rationing social care due to limited resources and increased demand, a new report shows today.

  • British troops have been in Afghanistan since 2001

    Afghan death toll hits 100

    The death of three British soldiers at the hands of a suicide bomber has brought the British death toll in Afghanistan to 100.

  • The GMB is weighing up its Labour donations

    Union voting on Labour support

    Members of the GMB union are voting today on whether it should continue to financially support the Labour party.

  • Complaints were made about the DUP MP's comments

    Police investigate anti-gay MP

    Police are set to investigate comments by Iris Robertson, a Northern Irish DUP MP, after she called homosexuality an "abomination".

  • Protester are campaigning over public sector pay

    Public sector protest hits Westminster

    A protest by public sector workers - including firefighters, health workers, prison officers and civil servants - will hit Westminster at lunchtime today.

  • The Fathers 4 Justice protest continues

    Rooftop protest at Harman's house continues

    A Fathers 4 Justice protester staging a demonstration on the roof of Harriet Harman's home is still refusing to climb down this morning.

  • Ms Spelman will face the watchdog later today

    Tory chairman faces standards watchdog

    The row over Conservative party expenses entered its second week today as the party's chairman, Caroline Spelman, met the Commons standards watchdog to explain payments she made to her nanny using taxpayers' money.

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