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Brown determined to stay in Afghanistan
PM ‘unshakeable’ after Afghanistan deaths

By Alex Stevenson Gordon Brown has insisted his commitment to Britain’s troops in Afghanistan is “unshakeable” after five soldiers were killed in a single incident. A rogue Afghan policeman is believed to have shot the soldiers at a checkpoint before fleeing the scene. The soliders, three from the Grenadier Guards and two from the Royal… Read more »

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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Territorial Army training cuts abandoned
Brown retreat on TA training cuts complete

By Alex Stevenson An intervention against proposed Territorial Army training cuts from No 10 has resulted in another humiliating U-turn for the government. Gordon Brown spoke to defence secretary Bob Ainsworth and chief of the general staff General Sir David Richards yesterday before agreeing to scrap a proposed £20 million reduction. Conservatives are hailing the… Read more »