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  1. July 13, 2014

    David Cameron battles to boost number of women Tory MPs

    David Cameron has ordered his party chairman to get more women into winnable Conservative seats in 2015. The move comes amid...

  2. June 5, 2014

    David Cameron orders improvement in mobile phone coverage

    David Cameron has ordered ministers to improve mobile phone coverage across the countryside after becoming frustrated about...

  1. April 25, 2014

    Hostile press blamed for lack of women MPs

    The lack of women in British politics is often put down to the difficulties of combining parliamentary life with a family....

  2. April 24, 2014

    The International Monetary Fund should loosen up

    Olivier Blanchard, chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, has egg on his face. He attacked George Osborne, the...

  3. April 10, 2014

    David Cameron faces battle to halt Ukip’s advance in EU elections

    David Cameron struggled to overcome the fallout from the Maria Miller expenses affair, as he launched a six-week European...

  4. April 9, 2014

    Cameron under fire from women in reshuffle row

    David Cameron hoped the promotion of bus driver’s son and Thatcherite former banker Sajid Javid as culture secretary would...

  5. April 9, 2014

    David Cameron left fighting for authority

    David Cameron tried to reassert his authority over the Conservative party on Wednesday night after days of damaging...

  6. April 9, 2014

    Misplaced loyalties and Maria Miller

    After days of prevarication, Maria Miller has finally resigned. In her letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, the UK...

  7. April 9, 2014

    Listless David Cameron lost authority by indulging Maria Miller

    David Cameron’s handling of the Maria Miller expenses affair raises as many questions about the UK prime minister as it does...

  8. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller’s resignation casts shadow over Cameron’s judgment

    After a week of relentless media pounding and growing anger among the public and his party, David Cameron finally lost his...

  9. April 9, 2014

    Other high-profile MPs made similar mistake to Maria Miller

    Maria Miller’s resignation as culture secretary came 16 months after the first allegations were made about the claims she...

  10. April 9, 2014

    MPs don’t get it. Miller apology really did cause public outrage

    Government sources said on Wednesday that it was unlikely the former culture secretary Maria Miller would exercise her right...

  11. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller gives spirited defence of 18-month record

    In the days before Maria Miller was enveloped in the expenses scandal that would eventually cost the culture secretary her...

  12. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller: Countdown to resignation

    Maria Miller, Conservative MP for Basingstoke, on Wednesday resigned her post as minister of culture, media and sport...

  13. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller’s torrid time as culture secretary

    The “Ministry of Fun” is how one online publication refers to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. That has not been...

  14. April 9, 2014

    Sajid Javid replaces Maria Miller as UK culture secretary

    Sajid Javid, a Treasury minister, has been promoted to the cabinet to replace Maria Miller, who resigned as culture...

  15. April 8, 2014

    Maria Miller expenses row nears climax

    David Cameron will try to face down calls from the media, Conservative MPs and the public for Maria Miller, culture...

  16. April 7, 2014

    UK prime minister offers fresh support to Miller

    David Cameron has defied leading newspapers, many of his own MPs and public opinion by giving a fresh vote of confidence to...

  17. April 6, 2014

    Miller clings on to cabinet post amid media ‘witch hunt’

    Maria Miller was clinging on to her cabinet post last night as senior colleagues depicted the culture secretary embroiled in...

  18. April 6, 2014

    Minister beware: to the people, gracelessness remains unpardonable

    Sixty years ago, Sir Winston Churchill’s minister of agriculture, Sir Thomas Dugdale, resigned over what was known as the...

  19. April 4, 2014

    Expenses furore deals a blow to Cameron

    David Cameron promised to “clean up Westminster” when he walked into Downing Street in 2010, but the prime minister and...

  20. April 3, 2014

    Miller apologises to parliament over excess expenses claims

    Maria Miller, culture secretary, has apologised to parliament after being ordered to repay £5,800 in excess expense claims...

  21. March 25, 2014

    MPs back review of penalties for non-payment of TV licence fee

    MPs have backed plans to review the penalties for failure to pay the TV licence fee, paving the way for the possible...

  22. March 17, 2014

    UK betting groups place high stakes on TV advertising

    Gambling companies are engaged in an all-out television advertising war to win customers ahead of the start of a new...

  23. March 9, 2014

    BBC ‘should consider scrapping UK licence fee’

    The BBC could offer to scrap the licence fee from 2020 if upcoming funding negotiations with the government turn sour, a...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Culture secretary warns Scotland over loss of BBC

    The Scots will be forced to “leave” the BBC if they vote for independence, the UK culture secretary said on Wednesday. In a...

  25. January 22, 2014

    Comics to go on show at British Library

    V for Vendetta, Batman and The Trials of Nasty Tales are some of the action-packed titles that will go on display in the...

  26. January 14, 2014

    Rollout of UK superfast broadband boosted

    Ministers have turned to the private sector in an attempt to put the rollout of superfast broadband back on track following...

  27. January 14, 2014

    Creative industries produce employment boom

    Employment within the creative industries increased at more than 10 times the rate of job growth in the UK economy as a...

  28. December 10, 2013

    FA chief says match-fixing not a ‘big issue’ in England

    The secretary-general of the Football Association has said match fixing is not a “big issue” in the English game after he...

  29. November 18, 2013

    Culture’s battle of the underdogs

    Never underestimate local pride. People tend to be fiercely loyal to their town, even those that look unlovely to outsiders....

  30. November 15, 2013

    Minister vows to tackle unfair mobile phone charges

    Maria Miller has promised to work with mobile phone operators to protect customers from unfair charges after talks with...

  31. November 13, 2013

    David Cameron calls for cuts in mobile phone bills

    David Cameron is urging mobile phone companies to give customers a better deal as the prime minister fights to win ground in...

  32. November 3, 2013

    Miller says newspaper publishers ‘free to decide’ on royal charter

    Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has said newspaper publishers will be free to decide whether to sign up to the royal...

  33. October 27, 2013

    Maria Miller sides with newspapers on press regulation

    Maria Miller has sided with the newspaper industry’s decision to put together a system of independent self-regulation rather...

  34. October 23, 2013

    Miller seeks management upgrade for broadband rollout

    Maria Miller will hire a commercial executive to oversee the final leg of the government’s programme to connect the farthest...

  35. October 22, 2013

    BBC agrees to scrutiny by national audit office

    The BBC has agreed that the UK’s national auditor will have more powers to scrutinise and investigate it. Speaking to MPs on...

  36. October 11, 2013

    Media groups resist signing up to press regulation

    Leading media companies were on Friday night resisting signing up to an amended regulatory framework for the press, as...

  37. October 10, 2013

    Parties reach deal on press regulation

    The three main political parties on Friday announced they had reached a deal on press regulation as they put down a tweaked...

  38. October 8, 2013

    UK press regulation decision delayed in attempt to reach accord

    Maria Miller is to spend the next three days trying to sign up Labour and the Liberal Democrats to a revised regulatory...

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