Government departments have effectively been banned from promoting initiatives that are not central to the party’s key election themes of crime, the economy, immigration and welfare
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Wednesday 06 June 2012
Foreign aid agency ends theatre group deal amid allegations money is not being used appropriately
Wednesday 23 May 2012
UN humanitarian chief Baroness Amos has called for a rapid response to the food crisis in Burkina Faso.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Development charities have voiced disappointment that today's Queen's Speech did not include a commitment to enshrine in law the Government's commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid.
Monday 07 May 2012
The Conservatives were facing a backlash last night after David Cameron was forced to rethink key parts of the Queen's Speech.
Friday 20 April 2012
The European Union will suspend most sanctions against Burma for a year while it assesses the country's progress towards democracy.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Europe's richest countries today faced pressure to step up cash support for developing nations after figures showed the first fall in global aid for 14 years.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Britain should drop its pledge to maintain its level of aid to the world's poorest countries, a House of Lords inquiry recommends today.
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Ever wondered how much money you pay each year in taxes to service the national debt? Or how much of your hard-earned income goes to fund the Prison Service, schools or the NHS?
Saturday 17 March 2012
It was one of the fears but not the largest of them and when Kauto Star was gently advised by his jockey Ruby Walsh that it was time to go, that the great and often astonishing adventure was over, a huge wave of relief rolled across the valley.
Friday 09 March 2012
Nato commanders claim President's demand has hampered vital operations against the Taliban
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The build up to the London conference on Somalia has focused on what doesn't work in the Horn of Africa nation - the coastguard, the central government, the security services - but the answer to the country's crisis lies in examining what does work, argue Somali business leaders.
Monday 06 February 2012
Thursday 02 February 2012
Lord Ashcroft, the billionaire Conservative peer, knew companies he controlled were doing business with corrupt politicians on the Turks and Caicos Islands but did nothing to stop them, the Court of Appeal was told yesterday.
Saturday 21 January 2012
It was around midnight and I was reading the New York Times obituary page when he texted me: "What are you doing?" We were having a flingair, a cross between a fling and an affair where there's no third party and nobody gets hurt. I calculated the time to his house, the time to put on mascara and indecent underwear. I looked down and saw that the founder of Kundalini yoga had died at 90, but the founder of Danone yogurt had died at 103.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back