Archive of February 2009

Autism bill gets through second reading

MP welcomes Conservative-backed proposals to improve services for children and adults

  • Scientists - a prime minister's best friend

    Brown prefers scientists to bankers

    Virtuous scientists were contrasted with villainous bankers by the prime minister as he delivered the prestigious Romanes lecture at Oxford University this afternoon.

  • Union: Belfast will see Conservative Unionist candidates running

    Tories and Unionists join forces

    The Conservatives and the Ulster Unionists have announced they will join forces and field joint candidates in the forthcoming European and Westminster elections.

  • Liam Byrne said the civil service was still "not good enough"

    Byrne: Civil service 'not good enough'

    Cabinet Office minister Liam Byrne has said the civil service has improved "radically" in the last decade - but is still "not good enough" at delivering change.

  • Council pensions cost £4.5bn

    Council pensions cost £4.5bn

    A fifth of council tax, about £4.5 billion per year, is spent on local authority pensions a report revealed today.

  • Lib Dems want rollback of civil liberties infringements

    Lib Dems launch freedom bill

    A campaign to roll back the government's alleged incremental undermining of civil liberties has been launched today by the Liberal Democrats.

  • UK aided US in extraordinary rendition, Hutton admits

    UK aided US in rendition, Hutton admits

    UK armed forces should have been more suspicious when two suspected insurgents in Iraq handed over to US forces were taken to Afghanistan, defence secretary John Hutton has admitted.

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