“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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Wednesday 14 November 2012
One of the country’s leading swimming clubs could be left homeless after a council announced plans to close a city centre pool to save money.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
A man who bet he could lick every single one of Britain's cathedrals is nearing the end of his bizarre quest, the York Press reports.
Monday 29 October 2012
Error will require immediate retrospective legislation to avoid a deluge of legal complaints
Friday 26 October 2012
The Culture Secretary Maria Miller met Hugh Grant and other members of the Hacked Off press reform group today and told them a new “tough and independent” regulator of the newspaper industry was required.
Monday 22 October 2012
A controversial decision to close three children's heart surgery units in England has been halted by the Government amid threats of legal action and growing protests from MPs and families.
Friday 19 October 2012
The NHS reforms will cost £300m more than expected, the Government has admitted.
Friday 19 October 2012
More than 1,000 doctors in England could be putting patients at risk after serious concerns about their competence were raised by their NHS Trust, private hospital or employer.
Thursday 18 October 2012
The Government's controversial NHS reforms are to cost £300 million more than previously thought, the Health Secretary said.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Investigation launched after health figures reveal huge disparities across country
Government overturns judges' decision to publish letters written by Prince Charles to seven different government departments
Tuesday 16 October 2012
In a statement, the Attorney General Dominic Grieve said the letters reflected the Prince of Wales 'most deeply held personal view and beliefs' and 'are in many cases particularly frank'.
Friday 12 October 2012
A beautiful 18th century fort, recently reopened with the help of a £50,000 Lottery grant, is at the centre of a row after it was used as the location for a pornographic film.
Friday 12 October 2012
A 100-year-old cinema in Devon, a Margate roller coaster and Britain's first atomic bomb store, in Thetford Heath, Suffolk, are among the historic sites at risk of being lost for future generations, warns English Heritage.
Saturday 06 October 2012
David Cameron will announce a £155m boost for nursing and cancer treatment today as he seeks to demonstrate the Conservatives' own "One Nation" credentials.
Artistic director of National Theatre Sir Nicholas Hytner warns of 'clear and present danger' for regional theatre amid arts cuts
Monday 01 October 2012
Sir Nicholas Hytner said at the launch of the NT’s annual report that he wanted to highlight “enormous short-term issues” for regional theatres, and said further cuts would be “madness”.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Life imitates art far more than art imitates life, Oscar Wilde once said. And he reached that conclusion without the benefit of seeing mockumentaries such as the London Olympics spoof Twenty Twelve, the US White House satire Veep or its British inspiration The Thick of It, which is about to return for a new series.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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