Fuel poverty campaigners lose high court bid
Campaigners have failed in a high court bid to force the government to spend more to end fuel poverty.
Public sector winter of discontent over pay and jobs
The largest civil service union last night announced a one-day national strike on November 10 and an indefinite overtime ban across Whitehall, signalling the beginning of a new winter of discontent over pay curbs and job losses among public sector workers.
Disgraced Raj Persaud quits as consultant at leading hospital
The disgraced celebrity psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud has left his job at a leading hospital four months after being convicted of dishonesty by a disciplinary tribunal.
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DNA of 22 wanted criminals in Britain was on CD lost by Home Office
Up to 19 offences could have been prevented if a disc containing DNA data from 2,000 wanted suspects had been checked on time by Home Office officials.
Child services should fund school projects, says Balls
Children’s services directors were today urged to pump money into early intervention projects in schools to ensure all children and young people reach their potential.