MPs to vote on terror bill after May polls
Legislation raising the time limit for which terror suspects may be detained without charge from 28 days to 42 is to get its delayed Commons second reading on April 1, the leader of the house, Harriet Harman, is expected to announce today. The new timetable for the government’s counter-terrorism bill is likely to mean that key votes on the time limit – when ministers will face a backbench rebellion at report stage – will take place after the May local elections.
Australia returns paedophile to UK
A notorious paedophile who moved to Australia more then 50 years ago arrived back in the UK today after he was deported by the Queensland authorities.
Bush insists Iraq war was a success as bin Laden threatens Europe on anniversary
President Bush marked five years since ordering the invasion of Iraq by proclaiming yesterday that American troops had achieved “undeniable” success and predicted that the war “will end in victory”.
Signs of credit crunch hitting jobs
The first tentative signs that effects of the credit crunch may be starting to spread to the jobs market emerged on Wednesday in spite of another record-breaking set of official employment statistics.
Drunken ‘Saga louts’ causing trouble abroad
An increasing number of 50-somethings – known as “Saga louts” – are over-indulging in alcohol and food and becoming abusive to locals, an analysis of surveys shows.
The mother of all crusades
THE Sun’s courageous Mothers in Arms yesterday took their crusade to mend Broken Britain right to the top. Helen Newlove, Linda Bowman and Kerry Nicol spelled out their ten-point manifesto to Justice Secretary Jack Straw and Tory leader David Cameron.