Council chiefs to meet Icelandic ambassador to discuss bank crisis
Council chiefs are braced for a round of meetings this week with Treasury ministers and the Icelandic ambassador over the millions of pounds invested by British local authorities in collapsed banks in Iceland.
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Binge-drinking Britain ‘a drain on police resources’
All-day drinking has led to a “significant drain on police resources” as officers are being used to deal with the after-effects of binge-drinking, police say.