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Extra holiday for New Year

A ONE-OFF, additional Bank Holiday on this year's New Year's Eve to allow people to prepare for millennium celebrations has been proclaimed by the Queen, the Secretary of State for Culture Chris Smith announced.

Housing voice

AN EXTRA pounds 12m will be spent to help council and housing association tenants have more say in decisions relating to their homes, Local Government minister Hilary Armstrong disclosed.

Military saving

THE MILITARY Provost Guard Service is to replace most armed guarding duties of the Ministry of Defence Police, saving more than pounds 7m a year, Armed Forces minister Douglas Henderson said.