Archive for January, 2013

David Cameron

Cameron pledges support for Libya

By Lauren Grice David Cameron has pledged British assistance for the Libyan police and army in a surprise visit to the country.

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FSA reveals scale of interest rate swap scandal

By Laura Moulden The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has revealed the scale of the scandal facing British banks over interest rate swap mis-selling.

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Council tax rise to hit ‘millions of low-income households’

By Gerald Heneghan Council tax rises are set to hit millions of low-income households as a result of benefit reforms.

Polish ‘is England’s second language’

By Lauren Grice Polish is now the second language of England and Wales, new data from the 2011 Census has revealed.


Tesco horsemeat scandal: Supplier dropped over ‘breach of trust’

By Laura Moulden Tesco has dropped supplier Silvercrest Foods over the scandal that saw several of its burger products contaminated with horsemeat.

British Police

UK Police face radical recruitment shake-up

By Gerald Heneghan Police in England and Wales are facing the possibility of a radical shake-up that would allow forces to recruit senior officers from outside the service.

Briton arrested over murder of jogger in Nimes

By Lauren Grice A British man has been arrested by French police in connection with the murder of a jogger in the town of Nimes.


Bali drugs case sees Briton jailed for six years

By Laura Moulden A British man has been jailed for six years for possession of cocaine in Bali.


Nursery ratios set to rise under new childcare reforms

By Gerald Heneghan Nurseries and childminders in England will be permitted to look after more children under new childcare reforms set to be announced today (January 29th).

Green Deal launched across Britain

By Lauren Grice The Green Deal has been launched by the government today (January 28th) in a drive to improve the energy efficiency of homes in the UK.

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