Archive of March 2010

Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy's 'entente cordiale'

Sarkozy in London for leader talks

French president Nicolas Sarkozy is meeting with both David Cameron and Gordon Brown as he visits Britain today.

  • British Airways' dispute with cabin crew rumbles on

    Brown calls for BA strike resolution - eventually

    Gordon Brown has called for a resolution of the British Airways (BA) cabin crew dispute "as quickly as possible", after the Tories attacked the Unite union's links to the Labour party.

  • Edward McMillan-Scott, European parliament vice-president, is now a Lib Dem

    Lib Dems welcome ex-Tory MEP

    European parliament vice-president Edward McMillan-Scott has joined the Liberal Democrats after being thrown out of the Conservative party.

  • Police watchdog wants politicians to do more to tackle antisocial behaviour

    Public 'miserable' amid antisocial behaviour neglect

    Police watchdog Denis O'Connor has called on the government to do more to address antisocial behaviour, after it emerged one in four complaints are ignored by police.

  • 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.

  • Mark Serwotka is general secretary of the PCS union

    PCS plots more strike action

    Civil servants are considering fresh industrial action after completing a 48-hour strike against changes to the civil service compensation scheme.

  • Brown looks to recovery, but spending cut headache won't go away

    Brown rises above cuts burden

    Gordon Brown has laid out his vision for Britain's recovery in a major speech on the economy, but the threat of further public sector strikes is reminding voters of the spending cuts still to come.

  • Images of Baby P's clothes shocked the nation

    Council leaders hit out at child protection targets

    Extra paperwork is making stretched social work teams struggle even more to keep control over their casework, council leaders have warned.

  • Short-sentencers let down by prison overcrowding

    £10bn bill for failing prison rehabilitation

    Prison overcrowding and poor management have been blamed for the limited progress prisoners serving short sentences make towards rehabilitation while in jail, a report has found.

  • This year's Budget is set for two weeks' time

    Budget set for March 24th

    Gordon Brown has confirmed the Budget will be held in "two weeks' time", ending speculation about an early general election.

  • Betty Williams MP wants govt to go further on dangerous dogs

    Dog attack MP rejects control proposals

    A Labour backbencher scarred for life by a Rottweiler attack last year has said the government's proposals on strengthening dangerous dog legislation do not go far enough.

  • Conwy MP Betty Williams was bitten by a Rottweiler

    'Dog Asbos' for dangerous pets

    The government is proposing to give police and councils the power to impose 'dog control notices' as part of a crackdown on dangerous dogs, but a prominent backbencher has criticised the proposals for not going far enough.

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