Archive of 11 March 2010

Teen pregnancies have decreased overall since 1998, but govt missed target

Health inequality progress 'disappointing'

The NHS' spending watchdog says billions of pounds spent on tackling health inequalities are not having a big enough impact.

  • Route ahead not straightforward for high-speed rail

    High-speed rail plans unveiled

    Britain's plans for a high-speed rail link have been unveiled by transport secretary Andrew Adonis, with the fastest trains between London and the West Midlands taking just 30 minutes.

  • Report stayed in Downing Street for nearly four months

    PM's report delay frustrates intelligence MPs

    MPs on the intelligence and security committee have expressed "disappointment" after Gordon Brown published their annual 2008/09 report four months late.

  • For whom the bell tolls: This was an expenses charge they didn't want

    Lawmakers face the law

    Four parliamentarians accused of allowances abuses have pleaded not guilty, as the expenses scandal finally reaches the courts.

  • RMT backs strike action over Easter

    Easter travel disruption threat

    Fears that Britain's railways could grind to a halt over the Easter break grew today as Rail and Maritime Union (RMT) members backed strike action.

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