Schools will face “no notice” inspections of their pupils’ behaviour as from Monday.
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Friday 16 November 2012
The accounting regulator has filed a formal complaint against the Big Four firm Ernst & Young over its auditing of the Christmas club and hamper group Farepak, which collapsed into administration in 2006.
Friday 26 October 2012
After years of court cases, legal argument and allegations, the law finally caught up Silvio Berlusconi today when he was convicted in a criminal court and sentenced to four years in prison – later cut to one year – after prosecutors proved the billionaire ex-premier was guilty of a multi-million euro tax fraud. He has said he will appeal.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Young teenagers use up the equivalent of an average working week in front of a screen.
Thursday 18 October 2012
The U.S. Navy approved an Alliant Techsystems Inc. anti-radar missile for full production valued at as much as $1.1 billion, even though the Pentagon's chief tester says the weapon's performance flaws "largely negate" its "ability to accomplish its mission."
Thursday 18 October 2012
Increasing numbers of hate-crime prosecutions are collapsing because victims are backing out or their stories unravel in court, a new report from the Crown Prosecution Service reveals today.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Prisoners are spending too much time stuck in their cells watching daytime television because of a lack of resources, the Chief Inspector of Prisons has said.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
The artistic director of the National Theatre (NT) yesterday warned of a "clear and present danger" for regional theatre in Britain if the Government continues to "neglect" the arts.
Artistic director of National Theatre Sir Nicholas Hytner warns of 'clear and present danger' for regional theatre amid arts cuts
Monday 01 October 2012
Sir Nicholas Hytner said at the launch of the NT’s annual report that he wanted to highlight “enormous short-term issues” for regional theatres, and said further cuts would be “madness”.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Sir Nicholas Serota, the director of the Tate, today urged the Government to keep the arts as a key part of the curriculum in any exams shake-up.
Thursday 23 August 2012
There will be much rejoicing in the Serious Fraud Office over the multiple guilty verdicts on Asil Nadir, 17 years after he fled the UK claiming that his business affairs were being investigated improperly. In returning to face a British court, Nadir appeared to gamble that time had reduced the potency of the case against him. It had not – not least because his conduct lost a lot of people a lot of money. His company, Polly Peck International – a household name in its day – will go down in the annals as a byword for dishonest business.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
The boot maker Dr Martens has said it abandoned plans to sell the business recently for up to £200m after bids received from private-equity firms failed to match its valuation.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
It is difficult to overstate the seriousness of the debacle that was the Serious Fraud Office's high-profile investigation of the property tycoons Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz. Indeed, the High Court judgment against the SFO yesterday represents a wholesale challenge to the competence and, worse still, good faith of the organisation which investigates and prosecutes complex fraud cases in the UK.
Friday 27 July 2012
Japanese women are no longer the world's longest living, their longevity pushed down in part by last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami, according to a government report.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
Poverty charity Oxfam achieved record income figures last year despite the downturn in the third sector, which has left many charities struggling for donations.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The poverty charity Oxfam achieved record income figures last year despite the downturn in the third sector, which has left many charities struggling for donations. The latest UK Giving Report published by the Charities Aid Foundation showed a 4.3 per cent drop in aggregate donations to large charities.
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