Chancellor has demanded £11.5bn in spending reductions, with most Whitehall departments required to find savings of up to 10%
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Monday 08 November 2010
Thousands of foreign prisoners will be sent back to serve their sentences in their own countries under Government plans, it emerged today.
Saturday 23 October 2010
Tuesday 19 October 2010
The BBC Trust warned the Government today it would fight any move to force it to meet the cost of free television licences for the over-75s.
Monday 18 October 2010
Chancellor George Osborne's deficit reduction strategy today won backing from the private sector with a letter of support signed by 35 business leaders.
Thursday 14 October 2010
The world faces a "grave danger of financial collapse" and the UK is "not out of the woods" yet, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke warned today.
Sunday 03 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
The prison population in England and Wales reached a record high today for the second consecutive week.
Saturday 25 September 2010
The prison population has reached a record high, despite government pledges to reverse the steady increase.
Thursday 09 September 2010
Britain's most senior prosecutor has added his voice to the calls for a radical reform of Britain's murder law.
Thursday 19 August 2010
A legal trade body today backed calls for an increase in the age of criminal responsibility after two 11-year-old boys were sentenced for trying to rape an eight-year-old girl.
Friday 06 August 2010
Ian Dunbar was of that impressive and distinctively English lineage of prison governors who blended an unwavering humane respect for their charges with organisational realism and managerial flair. The penal landscape is a bleak and testing workplace at the best of times, and for a substantial portion of Dunbar's career was made even more dismal by the keenness of political parties to use crime and punishment for electoral advantage – and in consequence to embrace ill-considered and short-term policies.
Saturday 24 July 2010
The cabinet met at Chequers yesterday for its first full political session, without civil servants, since the coalition was formed. There in the leafy Buckinghamshire countryside, far from the hustle and bustle of Whitehall, they took stock of the challenges that lie ahead.
Friday 23 July 2010
The Justice Secretary, Kenneth Clarke, yesterday outlined proposals aimed at making it more difficult for private individuals to secure arrest warrants for visiting foreign dignitaries they accuse of war crimes and other serious offences.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Government must get tough on offenders punished outside of prison to restore the faith of victims in the criminal justice system, a senior adviser claimed today.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
The challenge facing the NHS behemoth is how to squeeze £20bn-worth of extra services out of existing resources while implementing what some call the biggest reform of the organisation since its inception over 60 years ago.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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