Regular readers will recall my articles about overseas pensioners and the anger felt by around half a million of them who have had their state pensions frozen.
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Saturday 17 November 2012
The death of Joe Egan at the age of 93 has severed the last surviving link with the most famous of all rugby league tours. In 1946, with the world still in the early stages of recovering from the War, the game's authorities on both sides of the globe were eager for a British Lions tour to Australia and New Zealand to take place as part of a return to normality.
Sunday 11 November 2012
This week, charities working with the poor in three of the most deprived states of India, mainly on elementary education and health projects, will be discussing how best to close down their operations in record time. This follows Justine Greening's decision, announced last Friday, to cut off all financial aid to India by an earlier-than-expected deadline of 2015.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The government of Haiti has warned that Hurricane Sandy represents a "disaster of major proportions," which could bring food shortages as well as an imminent spike in the number of life-threatening cholera cases.
Friday 26 October 2012
For over a decade, David Brooks of the New York Times has been probably the most influential columnist in America. Influence is impossible to measure, of course, but one reason he has thrived is that politicians of all sides take his calls, thinking he will judge them according to their merit, and not because of ideological predisposition. That is a central tenet of what it is to be a moderate, and he devotes his column today to a lengthy exploration of that word.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Recession is being followed by depression, according to researchers who say the number of patients seeking treatment for the illness has leapt by up to half in the past three years.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
David Cameron will insist today that he has not abandoned "compassionate Conservatism" as he argues that spending cuts and welfare reform will be good in the long run for the poor, weak and vulnerable.
Wednesday 10 October 2012
Silvio Berlusconi, the former premier, said yesterday that he may not stand in elections next spring, and suggested that Mario Monti, the technocrat Prime Minister, could stay on as head of a centre-right government.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Ed Miliband has set out his vision of “One Nation Labour” as a way to create a country “where everyone can play their part”.
Saturday 25 August 2012
"Be nice," Gemma informs the rather loathsome Eleanor before a deeply unpleasant game of teenage truth or dare, which ends with sensitive Felix being walloped in the face by a bully (Jack Gordon, convincing).
Monday 20 August 2012
Alistair Darling has accused his successor George Osborne of giving up on restoring growth to the economy.
Thursday 02 August 2012
Factories and workshops were running again yesterday after electrical grid collapses caused the world's two worst power blackouts.
Friday 27 July 2012
Britain is ready to welcome “the greatest show on earth”, David Cameron said today.
Friday 27 July 2012
The withdrawal of British forces from Afghanistan, due by the end of 2014, could be accelerated if the US judged it was safe, the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, said.
Thursday 26 July 2012
The Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, has said that the long-time President, Robert Mugabe, is ready to give up power if he loses the next election.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
When David Cameron first announced a National Well-Being Survey, critics said its premise was "woolly and impractical".
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