Archive of 8 March 2010

Picket line being set up outside Royal Courts of Justice

Civil servants walk out

Up to 270,000 civil servants have begun a 48-hour strike against cuts to redundancy terms.

  • Tory relations with Acpo seem shaky

    Tories' Acpo acrimony revealed

    Senior police chiefs have denied claims by the Conservatives that they have leaned towards the government's policies.

  • Economy won't go away as major election issue

    Economy dominates as election nears

    Worries about the public finances, a massive strike from civil servants and party political sniping mean the economy is continuing to overshadow British politics as the general election draws nearer.

  • Respite funding is not reaching carers

    No respite for carers

    Less than a quarter of government funding aimed at giving carers a break to go on holiday has been used in this way, new figures have shown.

  • Big boost for construction industry

    Govt props up housing industry

    The government has announced further funding to keep the property market afloat, spending £83 million on helping first-time buyers and providing work in the construction industry.

  • Campaign van outside parliament

    Don't forget us: Women want MPs' attention

    Women voters sought politicians' attention in Westminster this afternoon as they campaigned to ensure they are treated to more than a 'charm offensive' at the coming election.

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