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Tuesday 20 May 2008
Ground-breaking new laws permitting the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos for research passed a crucial vote in the Commons last night after attempts to ban the technique were overwhelmingly rejected.
Thursday 15 May 2008
Ferrovial, owner of the embattled airport group BAA, has courted fresh controversy by publishing internal predictions that its profits at Heathrow will more than double within five years.
Friday 25 April 2008
I do well by the railways of this country. I travel off peak, have a senior railcard and have the kind of life that allows me to book in advance. I have sometimes had such cheap ticket deals that I fully expected to be arrested by the ticket inspector for trying to cheat the system. No serious complaints there, then. But minor criticism, yes.
Thursday 03 April 2008
Harriet Harman made history yesterday. She became the first woman to take Prime Minister's Questions in the Commons for Labour, 30 years after Maggie stood at the dispatch box for the Tories. Shameful, really, that we've had to wait more than a decade since Blair made such a big fuss of his "babes".
Tuesday 01 April 2008
There was an Urgent Question on the T5 debacle. Oddly, David Davis came in (it's Theresa Villiers' pigeon). Not oddly, it being her pigeon, Ruth Kelly stayed away. "Where is she?" I asked the press officer. "In Durham, on a pre-arranged visit." But doing what, though? "I don't know. It was political, I'm from the department," the nice woman said.
Monday 31 March 2008
British Airways' chief executive, Willie Walsh, was forced to repeat apologies yesterday for the continuing disruption to flights from Heathrow Terminal 5.
Sunday 30 March 2008
By Margareta Pagano
Sunday 23 March 2008
Gordon Brown last night faced a direct challenge from the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales over his refusal to let Labour MPs vote with their conscience over laws on genetic research.
Saturday 22 March 2008
Paul Murphy, the Welsh Secretary, may resign from the Cabinet over Gordon Brown's refusal to offer MPs a free vote over a new law to allow more experiments on embryos.
Sunday 16 March 2008
Friday 14 March 2008
The Queen officially opened the £4.3bn new Terminal 5 (T5) at Heathrow airport today, ending 15 years of planning and protest.
Wednesday 05 March 2008
Tuesday 04 March 2008
Thursday 28 February 2008
Protesters sparked an embarrassing security alert at the House of Commons by staging a rooftop protest against the expansion of Heathrow airport.
Tuesday 26 February 2008
Long-suffering passengers using First Great Western rail services were offered some hope today as the company running the franchise pledged to improve its "poor performance".
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