“One thing I have become very sensitive about is this accusation that Conservatives are somehow racist,” Edward de Mesquita, who is standing as a Conservative candidate in West Hampstead, in London, told the Camden New Journal. “Conservatives are not racist. So many of the Conservatives have foreign wives, after all.
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Saturday 16 November 2013
Measure was one of the key recommendations of a report into the fallout from the Mid Staffordshire scandal
Friday 15 November 2013
Individual GPs will not have to publish their salaries under the terms of sweeping contract changes, the Department of Health has confirmed.
Thursday 14 November 2013
They are among gifts of significant cultural, scientific or historic objects handed over to offset inheritance tax
Francis Golding: Civil servant who went on to work with the likes of Rogers and Stirling and influenced the look of modern London
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Francis Golding was one of the country's leading architectural, planning and conservation consultants, and had a big influence on the look of contemporary London. He died from injuries sustained in one of the cycling accidents that occurred in Central London on 5 November. Golding's major clients included Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Terry Farrell, Rick Mather, Rafael Viñoli, Jean Nouvel and Michael Hopkins. With Foster he worked on the "Gherkin"; with Nouvel on One New Change, also in the City of London; and with Rogers he consulted on the controversial Chelsea Barracks. He was cross about the Prince of Wales's intervention, though in the case of the Prince's Poundbury development in Dorset, he said, "I've seen the past and it works."
Monday 14 October 2013
Health Secretary says NHS inquiry to be delayed as up to 30 more sites to be investigated
Friday 11 October 2013
Proposals could see ministers 'telling the NHS how it wants things achieved'
Architecture needs you! 'Heritage army' enlisted for big survey of England’s 345,000 Grade II listed buildings
Thursday 10 October 2013
English Heritages' annual 'at-risk' survey has found 5,700 listed buildings or sites deemed to be imperilled by neglect or decay, a fall of 131 from the previous year
Monday 07 October 2013
The decision not to prosecute two doctors accused of arranging abortions based on the sex of an unborn baby remains the right one, the country's top prosecutor has said.
Monday 07 October 2013
The Government has insisted it has no plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging, despite a major new study suggesting that the strategy is likely to deter young smokers.
Thursday 03 October 2013
Spending on general practice has fallen by £400m in the past three years, the Royal College of General Practitioners said
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Research finds nearly half of 120 museums surveyed had increased number of unpaid interns and volunteers required to maintain their institutions
Tuesday 01 October 2013
Money could be spent on events marking 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the centenary of Dylan Thomas's birth.
Monday 30 September 2013
Report cites staff cuts and fears for patient welfare – and says bullying by managers is increasing
Thursday 26 September 2013
British Telecom has been handed a taxpayer “subsidy” of almost £1.2bn because the Government “mismanaged” its superfast broadband.
Competition in NHS is harming efforts to improve patient care, says outgoing chief Sir David Nicholson
Wednesday 25 September 2013
Hospitals being held back from making changes that make 'perfect sense from the point of view of patients'
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: 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'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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