Former staff of a development quango were sent for patchwork, pottery and jewellery-making lessons at taxpayers’ expense, an investigation has found.
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Friday 16 August 2013
A Conservative councillor who warned that a Travellers’ site would end up looking like “My big fat Gypsy cesspit” is to have his comments assessed by police.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Officials say problems at the Customer Contact Centre in Redditch have now been resolved
Tuesday 21 May 2013
One option would pass through undeveloped land that is designated as Green Belt
Where there's Mucking, there's grass: For 50 years an old quarry was a giant rubbish dump. Now it's a thriving nature reserve
Sunday 12 May 2013
An Essex landfill site which once took 15 per cent of all London's rubbish has been ingeniously transformed into a nature reserve. The tip, full to a depth of 30 metres with the capital's garbage, was first covered with earth and then turned into grassland. Here, and in adjacent wetland and wooded areas, hundreds of rare species now thrive.
Monday 11 March 2013
42-year-old man plunged into the River Thames after four hours of negotiations with police failed to talk him down
Thursday 27 December 2012
North-South divide reflected in changes to property values, Halifax survey shows
Sunday 09 December 2012
The arts are flourishing in Thurrock, despite the town being voted the most miserable in Britain this year
Wednesday 05 December 2012
An extra £1 billion for roads and a Tube line extension were among transport measures announced today by Chancellor George Osborne.
Monday 19 November 2012
Out of date medicines were found by the Care Quality Commission inspectors - a visit triggered by several serious clinical incidents including the death of a little girl following a suspected drug error
Thursday 28 June 2012
Two new reports reveal England's worst-hit regions
Monday 18 June 2012
Two widening schemes on Britain's busiest motorway were completed today after three years of work.
Saturday 16 June 2012
The future of the financially stricken Coryton refinery in Essex, which supplies around 20 per cent of London and the South-east's fuel, was in further doubt yesterday as it emerged the Government will not keep it alive with state aid.
Monday 11 June 2012
Campaigners trying to save jobs at an oil refinery have staged a protest amid warnings that its closure could see more than £100 million drained from the economy.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
A river crossing toll charge on the UK's busiest motorway is to rise in the autumn, the Government announced today.
Friday 18 May 2012
Campaigners for a national referendum on UK membership of the European Union are to stage three polls in North West constituencies, it was announced today.
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
The quiet diplomat: Catherine Ashton - recognised and admired in all the world’s troubled countries, yet ridiculed at home
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 1 Bad cattitude: Family call police after crazed and 'hostile cat with a history of violence' attacks baby before attempting to 'flee custody'
- 2 Family forced to flee home after discovering 'terrifying' nest of spiders in bananas
- 3 First Kiss: Filmmaker gets 20 strangers to make out on YouTube with awkward results
- 4 Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
- 5 Bob Crow death: 'Admired by his members, feared by employers' - Tributes pour in for RMT union leader and 'working class hero' Bob Crow