Authorities had been forced to dip into funds allocated to other services to cope with the surge in numbers of households appealing for help
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Saturday 03 March 2012
The struggle to find illustrations for business page articles is as old as journalism. No pictures are available of the things we write about on business pages, such as the gross domestic product or quantitative easing. So it was on a personal finance page last Saturday. The headline said: "Nobody accepts responsibility for my mother's faulty boiler." Next door was a picture captioned: "Kew Gardens pagoda: Many households are vulnerable to cold winters."
Friday 17 February 2012
Rupert Murdoch's decision to launch a Sunday version of The Sun was denounced by a politician today as “massively premature”.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Actor Jude Law headed a list of 37 people from all walks of life who settled their damages cases arising from the phone-hacking scandal today.
Thursday 19 January 2012
News International hopes to settle claims - but lawyer says more victims emerge every day
Monday 14 November 2011
As many as 500 "undesirable" European nationals may have been allowed into Britain as a result of a government pilot scheme to reduce passport checks at Britain's airports over the summer, Labour claimed yesterday.
Friday 04 November 2011
Border officials have lost track of a population of asylum seekers and migrants the size of Cambridge, a critical report by MPs has said.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
Thursday 18 August 2011
Did the hush money and 'deliberate thwarting' of the police hacking investigation add up to a perversion of the course of justice?
Thursday 11 August 2011
Russia has drawn up a list of Americans who are banned from entering the country, in a tit-for-tat response to a US move to blacklist dozens of Russian officials accused of involvement in the death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Monday 01 August 2011
A survey published yesterday revealed that MPs spend 1,000 hours a year tweeting. That's all MPs added together, working out at a scandalous not even one whole minute per MP per day. The suggestion is that this is far too much. My response would be that it's far too little.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Labour leader shares concerns over impartiality of Lord Justice Leveson after revelations that he attended parties at the home of Elisabeth Murdoch
Saturday 16 July 2011
Thursday 14 July 2011
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights