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Property industry welcomes crackdown on hidden charges in the rental market

Thomas Hammarberg: Please end this disgrace, Mr Pickles

Instead of more confrontation surely it is time for a mediated settlement on Traveller sites?

Committee claims rights laws leave out Christians

Britain's equality laws have disadvantaged Christians and increased community tensions, according to a cross-party committee of Christian MPs and Peers published today.

Councils secure right to say prayers

Councils today regain the power to say prayers before meetings following a Government intervention that it trumpeted as a victory over political correctness.

Leading article: What Whitehall could learn from Washington

Government departments, as we report today, are experiencing an unusually high turnover of staff.

Northamptonshire radioactive waste dump battle lost

Campaigners have lost a Court of Appeal battle to stop low-level radioactive waste being dumped near their village.

Throwaway society: almost half of England's 350 local authorities have scrapped the weekly bin collection

'Heavy-handed' bin fines face axe

Householders will no longer face fines for making "innocent mistakes" when putting out their bins under plans being announced by the Government this week.

RBS's use of PR companies is far greater than its private banking competitors

RBS and Lloyds using taxpayers' cash to lobby MPs

Britain's two state-owned banks have hired eight separate lobbying and public affairs companies at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds a year, i has learnt.

RBS's use of PR companies is far greater than its private banking competitors

Taxpayers foot the bill for loss-making banks' lobbying

Britain's two state-owned banks have hired seven separate lobbying and public affairs companies at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds a year, The Independent has learnt.

Mark Serwotka, head of the civil servants’ union, has rejected the latest proposals

Public sector workers close to pension deal

The chance of further strikes by public sector workers has receded significantly after doctors, nurses and health workers announced they were close to a deal with the Government on reforms to their pension scheme.

Simon Carr: What do arcane complexities of EU treaties mean for us? Dozing MPs left us no wiser

Sketch: All Ed Miliband can do is play on British fears of being alone
'The moment some children are born, their life chances are simply written off,' said Eric Pickles

Problem families 'costing taxpayers £9bn a year'

Ministers aim to stop money being 'squandered' on schemes that fail to tackle social breakdown

Augean wins case to bury nuclear waste in Peterborough

Taking on the Augean stables was one of the labours Heracles successfully overcame in Greek mythology. But Northamptonshire found no such champion yesterday as the High Court ruled against an attempt to block waste-disposal company Augean from burying radioactive waste in the county.

Riot-hit businesses have until new year to claim cash help

Businesses which lost money because of the riots in August will have until the new year to claim financial help, it was announced yesterday.

Thatcher's right-to-buy scheme makes comeback

Margaret Thatcher's "right to buy" scheme of the 1980s is to be relaunched by the Conservatives with the proceeds used to build new social housing.

Government to press ahead with planning reforms

The Government is determined to press ahead with planning reforms, according to two of its senior figures.

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