Chancellor has demanded £11.5bn in spending reductions, with most Whitehall departments required to find savings of up to 10%
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Nonsense verse? Presenter Des Lynam backs Ukip and rewrites 'Send in the Clowns' as retort to Ken Clarke
Friday 10 May 2013
Mr Lynam said he had voted for the Eurosceptic party last week
Wednesday 01 May 2013
The Conservatives are braced for hundreds of losses in the 2 May local elections amid signs of disarray over how to counter the growing threat from the UK Independence Party.
Monday 29 April 2013
Work and Pensions Secretary says: 'I'm not making that a policy position'
Wednesday 10 April 2013
Labour MPs have been urged by their party leadership to show “respect and restraint” when the House of Commons discusses Baroness Thatcher’s legacy today.
Tuesday 05 March 2013
Plans to allow more civil courts to sit in secret were pushed through the Commons last night in the face of protests from MPs of all parties that the moves would undermine basic principles of British justice.
Thursday 28 February 2013
Ministers should be given annual performance appraisals to see how well they are doing their jobs, a former head of the civil service said today.
Tuesday 01 January 2013
The prison population has fallen by almost 3,000 since the start of last year, reversing a trend dating back to the 1990s, it has been revealed.
Violent criminals and rapists to be given automatic life sentences when found guilty of a second offence
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Violent criminals and rapists will be given automatic life sentences when they are found guilty of their second offences, Chris Grayling announced today as he vowed to be a “tough Justice Secretary”.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Drug dealers across the world are laughing at the law as it simply increases their profits, a former police chief said today.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Government plans to hand over the management of offenders to private firms risk compromising public safety, the Chief Inspector of Probation warned today.
Friday 25 May 2012
More offenders were jailed last year, and received longer prison sentences, despite an overall fall in the number of criminal convictions, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) disclosed yesterday.
Saturday 12 May 2012
Major reforms of libel laws have been unveiled under which would-be claimants will have to demonstrates that they have suffered serious harm to their reputations, or are likely to do so, before they can take a defamation case forward.
Friday 30 March 2012
Rank-and file police officers are to stage a protest over proposed changes to their pay and conditions.
Saturday 17 March 2012
Offenders would be fitted with "sobriety bracelets" to check for alcohol in their blood under plans to toughen up community sentences to be launched by the Government.
Friday 03 February 2012
Thousands of former prison inmates and other offenders could have their past convictions cleared from their records under Government plans.
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Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
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Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
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