EADS, the aircraft manufacturer which last year was forced to scrap a merger with British defence giant BAE Systems, is cutting 5,800 jobs as it attempts to cope with governments slashing spending.
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Tuesday 06 May 2008
Gordon Brown will increase the speed with which the Government compensates the 5.3 million "losers" from the abolition of the 10p tax band in the hope of heading off the threat of a new rebellion by Labour MPs.
Thursday 17 April 2008
A close friend of the Education Diary has just joined the website Friends Reunited – Facebook for old fogies – and was interested to note what his old school chums were up to. Between the ages of 11 and 16, our friend attended a comprehensive school which, being in close competition with the local grammar school, was effectively a secondary modern. Having done well in his GCSEs, he won a place at said grammar school to study for his A-levels. Surfing on the social-networking website, he has noticed that his friends from the comp entered steady careers in quantity surveying and the like, and had either taken early retirement or been made redundant. His more illustrious grammar-school cronies, meanwhile, had been out and seen the world, and then returned to become something big in the City, or prominent lawyers. This binary divide was the product of the education system of 40 years ago. Would it be any different today? Plus ça change, we say.
Tuesday 01 April 2008
Friday 21 March 2008
Tuesday 12 February 2008
Almost £500m of taxpayers' money has been spent on making 8,200 civil servants redundant.
Thursday 01 February 2007
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Tuesday 30 May 2006
Israel last night issued an ultimatum to the four most senior Hamas politicians from East Jerusalem: leave the faction or leave the city.
Monday 29 May 2006
The Australian rider Troy Bayliss closed in on his second World Superbike Championship yesterday when he claimed his sixth and seventh consecutive victories this season in two races on the 2.213-mile Northamptonshire circuit.
Wednesday 24 May 2006
* John "no jobs" Prescott is rightly ridiculed for clinging on to his salary, Jags, and grace-and-favour residence. But what of Labour's other fallen minister, Jack Straw?
Wednesday 09 November 2005
Saturday 19 March 2005
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 North Koreans are gasping for the truth: Let's give it to them
- 4 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'