Communities Secretary Eric Pickles still claims real-terms cut since 2010
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Sunday 03 February 2013
There were two managerial departures in League One yesterday as Paul Dickov resigned as manager of Oldham and Keith Curle was sacked as Notts County manager. Dickov's side lost 3-1 to defeat to Walsall on Saturday. He had been under pressure at Boundary Park for some time following poor form, but earned a stay of execution after masterminding a famous FA Cup victory over Liverpool last weekend.
Atos told incontinent woman to 'wear nappy': Firm condemned by MPs for pressuring sick and disabled into returning to work
Thursday 17 January 2013
Thousands of sick or disabled people have died after undergoing assessments to find out whether they were fit to work, the House of Commons was told today.
Friday 23 November 2012
Steel giant Tata is cutting 900 jobs and closing 12 sites under plans to improve competitiveness, the firm announced today.
Monday 12 November 2012
Phil Brown is set to be named as the new manager of Hartlepool United. The former Hull City and Preston North End manager will succeed Neale Cooper at Victoria Park and will bring in Brian Horton as his No 2.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Budget hotel chain Travelodge is to create almost 200 jobs before Christmas by opening nine new hotels.
Friday 26 October 2012
Liberal Democrats gained from the Tories in the latest council by-elections, taking a marginal seat in the Maidenhead constituency of Home Secretary Theresa May.
Sunday 20 May 2012
Savannah Marshall can dominate her sport for years to come after being crowned Great Britain's first women's boxing world champion here in China.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
In a 1993 interview with The Independent, the best-selling crime writer Reginald Hill said: "It is easy to mystify. The good mystery writer's real skill lies in clarification." At the time he was in his 23rd year as a published author but was less generally known than he deserved to be for his series of cunningly constructed mysteries featuring Dalziel and Pascoe. That changed when, in 1996, 11 years of successful TV productions began. The 20-odd Dalziel and Pascoe novels were less than half of Hill's output but he long recognised them as his "bankers". The two characters he created – a modern pairing of Falstaff and Hal – are probably the most interesting characters in modern crime fiction.
Friday 13 January 2012
As the eldest son of a legendary British and Commonwealth boxing champion, it was perhaps inevitable that Jack London would follow his father into the fight game. While he was undoubtedly a gifted exponent of the noble art, he is as well known for his contribution to the explosive events in Porthcawl more than 50 years ago that not only made world headlines but remain entrenched in sporting folklore.
Friday 06 January 2012
Playing a first-ever third-round tie – against Sheffield United, 90 places higher up the ladder – is a joy for the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup. By Robin Scott-Elliot
Friday 06 January 2012
Playing a first-ever third-round tie – against Sheffield United, 90 places higher up the ladder – is a joy for the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A teenage boy was yesterday charged over online attacks by the international hacking gang Anonymous.
Thursday 25 August 2011
A British student was charged today over online attacks by international hacking gang Anonymous.
Saturday 06 August 2011
A large swathe of northern England was put on flood alert today as a heavy band of rain threatened to cause disruption.
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- 3 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
- 4 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 5 Why Arsène Wenger must spend to put icing on the cake and buy likes of Stevan Jovetic for Arsenal
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