Conservative councils build only half as much affordable and social housing
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Friday 11 October 2013
156,500 people in England have received summonses in response to the changes to benefits six months ago
Friday 13 September 2013
Officials working for Tory minister Eric Pickles have been accused of an extraordinary attempt to suppress internal government emails – on the grounds that publishing such correspondence could lead to unwelcome “political and media exposure”.
Friday 16 August 2013
New homes should be built with storage areas for wheelie bins to end the scourge of “bin-blighted” streets in England, the Communities Secretary has said.
Ken Clarke calls Ukip 'a collection of clowns' and claims some of the party's supporters are racist and wouldn't vote Tory
Sunday 28 April 2013
Clarke also agreed with David Cameron's view that the party contained 'fruitcakes and closet racists'
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Coalition planning reforms which will be voted on tonight are a “recipe for community disharmony”, a Conservative MP leading a rebellion against the changes warned today.
Monday 15 April 2013
Think-tank warns of 'a tidal wave of cuts that makes the 1980s look like a day at the beach'
Controversial plans to force millions of low income families to pay more council tax will be tested in court
Thursday 31 January 2013
Controversial plans to force millions of low income families to pay more in council tax from April are to be tested in the courts, it emerged today.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
These units do a tremendously important job - let's not forget that
Friday 05 October 2012
Young voters have been consistently let down by mainstream political parties. Has the Labour leader done enough to win them round?
Sunday 05 August 2012
Eight Conservative-led town halls are to join forces to campaign against cuts to council tax benefit.
Monday 23 July 2012
Parents, nurses and MPs joined together today to take part in a demonstration against the ending of children's heart surgery at a hospital.
Thursday 05 July 2012
Some of England's largest cities will gain greater powers over their economies and transport under a series of deals with the Government announced today.
Friday 09 March 2012
Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, faced anger last night after he claimed members of ethnic minorities who could not speak English “like a native” could become a sub-class “stuck in a ghetto”.
The Diary: A Walk on Part; Tomas Alfredson; Gilbert & George; After Miss Julie; Piff the Magic Dragon
Friday 02 March 2012
Friday 29 July 2011
I'm not entirely sad to say that Piers Morgan's problems haven't gone away just yet. And nor, I imagine, have those of the once-married Heather Mills and Paul McCartney. In 2006, Morgan wrote of having heard a touching voicemail left for Mills by McCartney after an argument. So touching was said voicemail, claims the bothersome blogger Guido Fawkes, that Piers played it to the Mirror newsroom so that any Beatles-loving colleagues might share the moment when Macca warbled "We Can Work It Out" to his wife.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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