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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Tuesday 30 March 2010
Britons who lost their passports abroad will have to pay more for replacement documents from next week.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Monday 22 March 2010
Thursday 18 March 2010
The Palace of Westminster will make a break with tradition this month when it hosts a civil partnership ceremony for the first time.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Saturday 30 January 2010
Thursday 21 January 2010
The Defence Secretary admitted today he was being forced to take "hard decisions" to ensure the plunge in the pound's value would not hinder the war in Afghanistan.
Tuesday 19 January 2010
Here's a bit of unlikely casting: Armando Iannucci, directing a biopic of Kurt Cobain.
Friday 08 January 2010
Travelling Britons braved fresh icy blasts today as the severe weather did its best to wreck the country's transport links.
Wednesday 16 December 2009
The squabbling and shouting that takes place within the House of Commons has led many to conclude that the mother of all parliaments better resembled a nursery than a hub of democracy. Yet while honourable members may have been accused of behaving like children for years, their repeated demands for childcare facilities for their own offspring have been rejected.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
Last week the Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke intercepted a fishing boat off the coast of South America and seized cocaine worth an estimated £240m, Britain's largest cocaine seizure to date.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Drug offences now account for a fifth of all arrests of Britons abroad, Foreign Office (FO) figures showed today.
Newcastle winger reveals he has testicular cancer - and is losing his trademark long hair as a result
Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
Human faces unique 'because we don't recognise each other by smell'
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook