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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Monday 30 November 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
A massive overhaul in the way hospitals are inspected was demanded yesterday, as a new report revealed that nine trusts rated excellent or good by the official health regulator were failing when it came to patient safety.
Saturday 11 July 2009
Thursday 12 March 2009
Tuesday 03 February 2009
Gordon Brown suffered a backlash from backbench Labour MPs over his handling of the wildcat strikes over foreign workers yesterday.
Thursday 15 January 2009
Saturday 27 December 2008
The environmentalist with the most conspicuous rising reputation in Britain looks after the lowliest of wildlife. Matt Shardlow is Britain's champion of invertebrates – insects, spiders, worms, snails and the rest of "the little things that rule the world". Although Britain has a long and noble tradition of entomologists and other specialists in mini-beasts, Matt is director of a pioneering body that looks out for the interests of all of them – Buglife, the invertebrate conservation charity.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
A review of the arrest of the Tory frontbencher Damian Green has raised concerns about the way police conducted the investigation, it emerged last night.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
The news that Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly is to quit the Cabinet will spark a fresh bout of feverish reshuffle speculation.
Wednesday 27 August 2008
Liberty International, the owner of Covent Garden in London, was once more the focus of takeover talk yesterday after two international shopping mall giants built significant stakes in the UK-listed property group.
Sunday 27 January 2008
Friday 25 January 2008
Saturday 06 May 2006
Tuesday 19 October 2004
Tuesday 17 September 2002
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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