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Adair Turner publishes his final pensions report today

Turner suggests pension age could rise to 69

The basic state pension should gradually become more generous and less means-tested, paid for by an increase in the retirement age up to 69, Adair Turner said today.


    Howard faces Blair for the last time

    Michael Howard today marked his final prime minister's questions as Conservative party leader with dogged questioning on when Tony Blair himself would step down.


    Transport terror threat 'very high'

    The threat of terrorist attacks on Britain's transport system "remains grave" and should be countered by every means possible, MPs warn today.

  • Ministers and police urged to investigate claims of CIA flights using UK airports

    CIA 'terror' flights probe demanded

    The government is being urged to take action over claims that UK airports are being used by the CIA to transport suspects to countries where they might be tortured.


    Sure Start 'not helping the most in need'

    The Conservatives have accused the government of burying bad news by releasing a critical evaluation of the Sure Start programme the same day as a landmark pensions report.


    ONS to be made independent

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be made independent from government to safeguard its work from political interference, Gordon Brown said today.


    MPs probe terror detention plans

    Plans to give police powers to hold terror suspects for up to 90 days without trial will come under scrutiny by a committee of MPs, it has been announced.


    Met chief faces shooting probe

    An investigation has been launched into how Metropolitan police commissioner Ian Blair dealt with the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes by officers this summer.


    Brown 'does not have' pension power

    Gordon Brown does not have the ultimate power over changes to the pension system, according to the work and pensions secretary.

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