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Saturday 28 August 2010
Mr Loophole strikes again. The Liverpool footballer Joe Cole has escaped an immediate driving ban for speeding at 105mph after his solicitor told the court that the midfielder needed his licence to drive his wife, who is too scared to get behind the wheel following a carjacking – and too famous to catch public transport.
Friday 20 August 2010
Britain is to more than double the amount of aid it is giving Pakistan to cope with the devastation wreaked by the recent flooding, the International Development Secretary told the United Nations last night.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Friday 23 July 2010
In 1815, the British government had a dangerous prisoner on its hands. Napoleon Bonaparte had just been defeated at Waterloo, but he had been defeated before – and exiled to the island of Elba, 12 miles off the coast of Tuscany, but had come storming back.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Friday 02 July 2010
The Government is dipping into its aid budget to provide a £10m bailout to the scandal-hit Turks and Caicos Islands, the Caribbean paradise where it imposed direct rule last year. The International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said it would extend a short-term loan so that the British governor in the islands would be able to pay the salaries of teachers, police and health workers.
Wednesday 09 June 2010
Billions of pounds in aid spending is to be reviewed by the Government as it begins a far-reaching efficiency drive that could see funding withdrawn from some overseas development projects.
Sunday 23 May 2010
The new Government's foreign policy has not changed as much as it should, or as much as Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary, pretends.
Sunday 23 May 2010
Saturday 22 May 2010
Foreign Secretary William Hague flew into Kabul today ahead of talks with political and military leaders in the Afghan capital.
Monday 17 May 2010
The government yesterday pulled the plug on UK-based "awareness projects" funded from the overseas aid budget. Andrew Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, said he was imposing an immediate freeze on new funding for projects, and was withdrawing support totalling half a million pounds from five existing schemes. Some £6.5m committed by the Department for International Development under the Labour administration to a new programme called The Global Development Engagement Fund will be suspended, said Mr Mitchell, a Conservative member of the coalition.
Thursday 08 April 2010
Saturday 03 April 2010
Sunday 28 March 2010
Tuesday 09 February 2010
British construction experts are helping rebuild prisons in disaster-struck Haiti as part of a new aid network launched by the Government today.
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