The amount paid by households towards the cost of policing looks set to rise by up to five per cent this year as the Government faces a potential show down with its flagship Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who are demanding above inflation increases in council tax to combat swingeing budget cuts.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Steel giant Tata is cutting 900 jobs and closing 12 sites under plans to improve competitiveness, the firm announced today.
Thursday 22 November 2012
A wildlife park run by TV star Anna Ryder Richardson and her husband has been fined £70,000 for health and safety breaches.
Monday 19 November 2012
A professor injured in the London 7/7 bombings and facing expulsion from Britain has won his fight to remain in the country.
Friday 16 November 2012
Lord Prescott loses to Tory in Humberside but vows to fight on
Monday 12 November 2012
Fire brigades have been called to more than 2,700 incidents over the past five years to assist severely obese people, figures show.
Friday 09 November 2012
If French clubs had the pick of Wales' star players then it is likely that Alun Wyn Jones would feature prominently on their shopping lists.
Friday 09 November 2012
The Co-operative Group today opened a new distribution centre through a £22 million investment which will create hundreds of jobs.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Micah Richards will be out of action for far longer than originally feared and expects to be sidelined for up to four months after having surgery on the knee injury he suffered on Saturday.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Union leaders have been called to a meeting with motor giant Ford amid fears over the future of the firm's van factory in the UK.
Police release full details of 14 victims of hit-and-run rampage through Cardiff that killed woman, 32
Saturday 20 October 2012
Witnesses say van deliberately targeted pedestrians in five different locations
Thursday 18 October 2012
Tracking mountain gorillas in Uganda, swimming with whale sharks and cycling across the beautiful Himalayan mountains: all these make for once-in-a-lifetime holiday experiences.
Monday 15 October 2012
A disabled man robbed by thugs while he sat in his wheelchair has issued a desperate plea for people to help police catch his assailants.
Friday 05 October 2012
All 44 police forces in England and Wales are now helping in the hunt for missing five-year-old April Jones, it emerged last night, as officers and search teams continued their efforts through driving rain in Machynlleth.
Thursday 04 October 2012
It's hard to keep up with Ed Miliband's dizzying transformation: from robotic geek to visionary leader to shirtsleeved heart-throb in a mere couple of days.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Voting takes place next month in marathon polls to pick 41 police and crime commissioners (PCCs) in England - outside London - and Wales.
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
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
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
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