The Government has pledged £30 million in funding for actress Joanna Lumley’s vision, as it plans to sell off £20 billion state assets
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Tuesday 17 September 2013
The jokes were not much better than last year’s conference, but there were fewer of them
Thursday 18 July 2013
They normally meet in more formal circumstances, under the Coalition Agreement when there are disputes to settle, rows to diffuse or differences to be thrashed out.
Nick Clegg and top Lib Dems 'failed to take tough enough action' over Lord Rennard sex harassment allegations
Wednesday 12 June 2013
Nick Clegg and two senior Liberal Democrat colleagues failed to take tough enough action to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against Lord Rennard, the party's former chief executive, an investigation has concluded.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Whitehall departments are to face fresh spending cuts over the next two years, with the money saved spent on infrastructure projects, Chancellor George Osborne told a pre-Budget meeting of the Cabinet today.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
A Government review will provide "credible" alternatives to the like-for-like replacement of Trident, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Chancellor warns he will squeeze departmental budgets so he can find £5bn to boost economy
Monday 05 November 2012
Sunday 28 October 2012
The Government’s 3p-a-litre rise on fuel duty could lead to 35,000 job losses in the New Year and stall economic growth, campaigners warned today.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Thursday 12 July 2012
The new head of the TUC is calling for a “grand alliance” between employers and unions to help reverse falling living standards and tackle the country's jobs crisis.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Andrew Lansley was excluded from key meetings at which the Government's highly controversial plans to reform the NHS were first drawn up, a new book serialised in The Independent reveals today.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Chancellor George Osborne was issued a pre-Budget warning by an influential credit rating agency last night as it issued a "negative" outlook on the prospects of the UK economy retaining its AAA rating.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Budget talks focus on taking the lowest-paid out of tax and making the rich pay for it
Saturday 10 March 2012
Charles Kennedy is to lead the Liberal Democrat campaign opposing Scottish independence.
Friday 03 February 2012
Britain's most senior civil servant personally signed off on a deal that allowed the head of the Student Loans Company to avoid paying thousands of pounds in tax and national insurance.
Threat of 'catastrophic cascade of collisions' must be averted, warn scientists
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
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