Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.
Gang culture: Significant falls in recorded knife and gun crime give hope, but 'things are still tough'
13 December 2013 04:23 PM
Ministers today claimed that an initiative set up to tackle gang culture in the wake of the 2011 riots was "working" with significant falls in recorded knife and gun crime.
11 December 2013 06:56 PM
A series of failures in recent years have wasted hundreds of millions of pounds
New Nobel laureate Randy Schekman hits out at academic publishers over their publication of only the 'flashiest' research
10 December 2013 06:53 PM
Big name journals don’t serve the interests of science, biologist says
10 December 2013 12:13 AM
An astronaut could be walking on Mars within the next 30 years, the minister for universities and science predicted yesterday, as he pledged Britain’s support for a new “collaborative space race”.
09 December 2013 06:44 PM
Ministers believe that the civil service has been slow to face up to its problems
06 December 2013 02:32 AM
Government departments will have to find a further £3bn of cuts over the next three years, in a move likely to result in further job cuts and programme closures.
05 December 2013 04:57 PM
Around 700,000 claimants will not transfer to the new system until 2018 at the earliest, Department of Work and Pensions admits
05 December 2013 11:15 AM
The measures outlined by the Chancellor included the scrapping of the petrol tax rise of 2p a litre planned for next year
04 December 2013 10:36 AM
Plan is for UK boars to improve Chinese pigs' genetic make-up
02 December 2013 07:49 PM
David Cameron realises that this remains a tricky trip for him
- 1 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 2 Australia incest case: Deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 3 Physicists discover 'clearest evidence yet' that the Universe is a hologram
- 4 Woman who miscarried in private prison 'made to clean up after herself,' court told
- 5 Fox News presenter tells viewers it is a 'fact' that both Jesus and Santa Claus are white