Revelling in the latest growth figures, George Osborne lifted Balls-baiting to a new plane. He was asked an unusually long list of super-friendly questions by euphoric Tory backbenchers. Ones that in the secret dreams of the MPs involved, invite the answer: “Yes. My honourable friend has absolutely hit the nail on the head with that spiffing question correctly mentioning our long-term economic plan, allowing me to lay into the Opposition, and qualifying him for early promotion.”
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Sunday 13 January 2013
The number of young officers serving in police forces has fallen by almost half in two years because of the pressure on senior officers to cut budgets, according to new figures.
Monday 07 January 2013
They're single, and ready to mingle.
Sunday 06 January 2013
Report will suggest hospitals that cover up mistakes by doctors and poor treatment of patients should face fines and possible closure
Monday 31 December 2012
The death of a woman whose body was found in the street early today is being treated as unexplained, police have said.
Thursday 27 December 2012
A car has overturned near the scene of a fatal motorway accident, just days after it happened.
Friday 21 December 2012
A woman has been given an Anti-Social Behaviour Order after she repeatedly kept her neighbours awake at night by shouting at her husband.
Tuesday 18 December 2012
Around 90 new pieces of gold and silver have been unearthed in the field where the Staffordshire Hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure was found three years ago.
Monday 03 December 2012
Catastrophic failings that led to the deaths of hundreds of patients at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust may be occurring in hospitals elsewhere in the UK, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, warns today.
Sunday 02 December 2012
More parts of Britain were expected to wake up to snow on Monday morning, with the current cold snap projected to last well into this week.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool manager, has spoken for the first time about Steven Gerrard's poor form this season and said that the captain's sense of responsibility to the young players in the re-shaped team may be on his mind.
Bruce Buck holds Mark Clattenburg talks as Chelsea seek to rebuild ties following 'racism' allegations
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Chelsea made the first move towards a reconciliation with referee Mark Clattenburg when the club's chairman, Bruce Buck, paid him a personal visit yesterday.
Friday 16 November 2012
Commissioner elections embarrass Government
Sunday 11 November 2012
The 1,500 volunteer nurses who lost their lives during the world wars could finally be honoured with a permanent memorial, thanks to campaign by former colleagues.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Landmark case could put new obligation on MoD to protect troops
Monday 05 November 2012
Injury and suspension may be the bane of a coach's life, but they take the pain out of team selection. The failure of the London Irish centre Jonathan Joseph to complete Monday's training session at the England base in Surrey effectively ruled him out of next Saturday's meeting with Fiji at Twickenham, thereby sparing Stuart Lancaster and his back-room staff an awkward decision in midfield. It now seems certain that Brad Barritt of Saracens and Leicester's Manu Tuilagi will be reunited in the back division.
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
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