Michael Gove

These false economies in courts are costing us all dear

The money wasted by delays far outweighs any saved by slashing lawyers’ pay

British legal professionals hold placards during a protest against cuts to the legal aid budget during a protest outside Southwark Crown Court in London

Lawyers' strike over legal aid cuts boosted by the backing of major firms

The grassroots action represents a direct challenge to Michael Gove

Jamie Oliver: 'I've seen first-hand the devastating effects that a poor diet and too much sugar is having on children's futures'

Jamie Oliver backs calls for 'pop tax' on sugary drinks

Chef is introducing a 10p charge on sweet drinks in Jamie's Italian restaurants

Grief: Emily Watson as Julie Nicholson in ‘A Song for Jenny’

Emily Watson interview: What it meant to play the mother of a 7/7 victim in A Song for Jenny

'She had gone right to the edge of life and looked into the abyss', the Bafta-winner tells Gerard Gilbert

British Prime Minister David Cameron pauses before speaking during a final media conference after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday,

'These attacks can happen anywhere,' David Cameron warns after terror in Tunisia, France and Kuwait

Isis has claimed responsibility for a mosque bombing in Kuwait today and the group's flags were placed next to a decapitated man's head in France

A spectator eats strawberries and cream as she watches Spain's David Ferrer play against Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov during their men's singles second round match on day three of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships

UK weather: Mini heatwave bringing temperatures up to 35C for Wimbledon

Most of Britain will enjoy dry and fine weather next week but the hottest temperatures will be in the South East

Headteacher sacked from top Church of England school after 'answer-change' row

Stephanie O'Grady was involved in the altering of exam answers after the test was finished in 2014

Home Office bans 60 universities and colleges from enrolling international students in 'emergency' clampdown

Immigration Minister says an investigation is being launched 'into actions by organised criminals to falsify English language tests for student visa applicants'

57 per cent of local authorities in England do not currently have enough childcare places to meet the needs of working parents - up from 54 per cent in 2012

Working parents struggling to find childcare due to insufficient places, says report

The statistics question the viability of the Government’s pledge to increase the number of free childcare hours available to parents of three and four years old

Barristers and solicitors in cities around the country have arranged meetings in the next 48 hours to discuss what amounts to an unprecedented grassroots revolt

Legal aid cuts: Criminal courts across England and Wales could grind to a halt as lawyers protest

Exclusive: Courts could grind to a halt next week as protest spreads across country

Winston and Lady Churchill leaving their Hyde Park Gate home for an Ascot race meeting on 16 June 1961

Winston Churchill rated women out of 1,000, loved sex and was not gay, claims historian

Sonia Purnell also claims Britain's wartime PM was 'a rarity among alpha males' who rose to lead their country because he was not a 'sexual predator'

David Cameron has promised an in/out referendum by 2017, though it could be held in October next year

David Cameron on EU referendum: 'No chance' of change before Britain's in/out vote, PM says

His officials insisted that the new deal he intends to strike with its EU partners would be 'crystal clear' to the public and have 'legally binding' guarantees

The BBC would face the possible loss of £200m a year if the law around television licences is changed

BBC could be made to pay for the £600m cost of free TV licences itself, George Osborne says

The BBC also faces the possible loss of £200m a year if the law around television licences is changed, so that not paying for one ceases to be a criminal offence

Zackery Davies is thought to have been inspired by the far-right group National Action

Neo-Nazi attack on Asian dentist was a 'terrorist act', say family

Zackery Davies, 26, shouted 'White Power' as he targeted his 24-year-old victim with a machete and a claw hammer at a Tesco supermarket

The North Sea oil industry currently employs around 30,000 people

SNP hopes of full fiscal autonomy dealt blow by slump in North Sea oil revenues

Opposition parties at the Holyrood Parliament claimed new official figures exposed 'a massive financial black hole' in the Nationalists’ ambitions

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