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Tuesday 04 October 2011
Ministers have a real dilemma over how to respond to the dark economic clouds hanging over the Conservative Party conference. Too much emphasis on what Winston Churchill called the "sunlit uplands" and the Tories would look dangerously out of touch with millions of families struggling with squeezed household budgets. But too much gloom and there is a danger of turning a eurozone drama into a full-scale British crisis.
Friday 30 September 2011
At the party conferences...
Monday 26 September 2011
The Labour leader backed off from a confrontation with the trade unions last night as he won support for plans to give a vote in leadership elections to non-party members.
Monday 26 September 2011
Labour must undergo a cultural change to ensure that Ed Miliband becomes prime minister, his brother David Miliband said last night.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Nick Clegg will face calls from senior Liberal Democrats to get "back to basics" and distance himself far more from David Cameron and the Conservatives over the coming month.
Monday 08 August 2011
Professional musicians are being "emotionally blackmailed" into working for free at charitable and fundraising events, according to a union.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Ed Miliband is heading for a showdown with trade union chiefs after he set out new plans to curb their influence over the Labour annual conference.
Friday 29 July 2011
Wrexham have cancelled two pre-season friendlies because their players' wages have not been paid this month. The club shares the same owners and Racecourse home as rugby league side the Crusaders, whose withdrawal from Super League was announced on Tuesday.
Sunday 17 July 2011
This superior Hitchcockian thriller stars Liam Neeson as a scientist who has a car accident while he's at a conference in Berlin.
Thursday 23 June 2011
Vince Cable has announced plans for a consultation on "ridiculous" levels of executive pay and ways to toughen up disclosure on remuneration and links to performance.
Tuesday 24 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
Michael Kim speaks to ESPN America’s lead NHL analysts Barry Melrose and Matthew Barnaby about their thoughts on the NHL Conference Finals.
Friday 29 April 2011
There is renewed critical interest in novelist William Golding (1911-1993). Following the acclaim for John Carey's definitive biography in 2009, Faber have produced centenary editions of Lord of the Flies (1954) and The Inheritors (1955), featuring new introductions by Stephen King and Carey. Later this year, the Bodleian Library will display manuscripts (Golding was an Oxford graduate). In Cornwall, the county where he was born and died, the William Golding Centenary Conference will be held in September at the University of Exeter campus, Penryn. Faber has also published his daughter Judy's memoir, The Children of Lovers.
Monday 25 April 2011
Teachers passed a motion of no confidence in the Government's education policies yesterday, minutes before being addressed by Schools Minister Nick Gibb.
Thursday 14 April 2011
A hilarious new video has been released which shows the Czech President trying to surreptitiously pocket a pen during a news conference.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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