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  1. January 16, 2013

    Updated view of political management

    For Tony Blair, they were the “forces of conservatism”. For Margaret Thatcher they were an inefficient bureaucracy that...

  2. November 22, 2012

    UK sets out options on prisoner voting

    Ministers are gearing up for further conflict with European human rights judges over whether prisoners should be allowed to...

  1. August 20, 2012

    Tory police policy in for ‘bumpy night’

    When a prominent US policeman was asked recently whether he had any advice for the UK as it prepared to elect its first...

  2. August 14, 2012

    Independents hit out over police polls

    A group of independent candidates in November elections to replace unelected police authorities has called on the government...

  3. July 19, 2012

    Miliband seeks policing rethink

    Ed Miliband is to demand that the Home Office reconsiders its endorsement of police forces outsourcing services to private...

  4. May 10, 2012

    Police stage march against cuts

    Police are more used to being on the other side of the cordon, so it is hardly surprising that their march on Thursday was...

  5. March 11, 2012

    Minister accuses Labour of 999 ‘scaremongering’

    Nick Herbert, policing minister, has hit back angrily at Labour “scaremongering” following the release of new figures that...

  6. January 26, 2012

    Police numbers fall to lowest in a decade

    Home Office ministers are facing renewed fire over police budget cuts after figures showed that the number of uniformed...

  7. January 26, 2012

    Police chief reignites debate on size of cut-backs

    Government cuts to police services across England and Wales have come under renewed fire as Tony Melville, the chief...

  8. January 19, 2012

    Reported crime falls but robberies rise

    Recorded crime has fallen in England and Wales over the past year but robberies have increased. Figures from the Home Office...

  9. December 20, 2011

    Report backs plastic bullets for riot police

    Police must give “serious consideration” to the use of plastic bullets and water cannon as part of a radical change in...

  10. October 3, 2011

    Police reform will put public interest first

    From Nick Herbert MP. Sir, Paul McKeever of the Police Federation attacks the government’s policy on police reform (“Muddled...

  11. September 28, 2011

    Minister attacks Labour’s police review plan

    Nick Herbert, policing minister, has denounced Labour’s plan for an independent review on the future of policing as a move...

  12. Westminster Blog

    September 27, 2011

    Could Labour find a way to dodge the police commissioner elections?

    So, will Labour field candidates for the election of police and crime commissioners or will it find a way to avoid putting...

  13. September 14, 2011

    Warning over rise in UK prison gangs

    The flood of criminals entering prisons following the riots this summer has sparked the formation of new gangs in jails,...

  14. August 30, 2011

    Miliband pledges vote on police cuts

    Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to engineer a parliamentary vote on police cuts as part of a fresh campaign against...

  15. July 4, 2011

    Police chief calls for review of radical reforms

    Home Office proposals for police reform should be subject to the same listening exercise employed by the government to...

  16. June 29, 2011

    Emergency legislation brought in over bail ruling

    Labour has accused the Home Office of “shocking delays” and “incompetence” in dealing with a controversial court ruling over...

  17. June 23, 2011

    UK to launch national crime database

    The details of up to 15m criminals, suspects and victims of crime will be made available to police forces on Thursday, seven...

  18. March 28, 2011

    Mayor to hold ‘riot summit’ with retailers

    West End retailers have persuaded Boris Johnson, mayor of London, to hold a “riot summit” with police and the Home Office to...

  19. February 1, 2011

    Crime maps record anti-social behaviour

    More than 6,500 incidents of anti-social behaviour were recorded by police in England and Wales every day last month,...

  20. January 16, 2011

    SFO merger proposed in crackdown on fraud

    Ministers are considering plans to merge the Serious Fraud Office with a proposed National Crime Agency as they attempt to...

  21. November 11, 2010

    Riot at student rally blamed on hardcore few

    Politicians and unions say the violence during a student march in London was an isolated case rather than a broader shift...

  22. October 28, 2010

    Pressure on stop-and-search powers

    Police failed to make a single arrest for suspected terrorism after stopping and searching more than 100,000 people last...

  23. September 15, 2010

    May hits back at alleged police ‘scare tactics’

    British government ministers have accused police leaders of indulging in scare tactics over the likely impact of deep cuts...

  24. September 10, 2010

    Planned police job cuts would ‘devastate’ forces

    The loss of up to 40,000 policing jobs would be “Christmas for criminals” if the Home Office suffered an expected 25 per...

  25. Westminster Blog

    July 29, 2010

    When will David Laws return to cabinet?

    Esquire magazine is this month tipping five coalition MPs as future cabinet ministers as part of a piece naming 20 future...

  26. July 27, 2010

    Officer faces Met proceedings over G20 death

    Sir Paul Stephenson, head of the Metropolitan Police, said on Tuesday that he was launching disciplinary proceedings for...

  27. July 26, 2010

    Radical overhaul of policing unveiled

    Operational independence: a new tier of elected police commissioners is proposed A host of powers is to be stripped from the...

  28. July 20, 2010

    Value of seized criminal assets falls

    The agency set up as “Britain’s answer to the FBI” has admitted to a big drop in the value of assets seized from criminal...

  29. June 29, 2010

    Three-way police merger proposed as cuts loom

    One of Britain's most senior police administrators has thrown his weight behind the creation of a national crime-fighting...

  30. June 29, 2010

    National crime-fighting agency wins backing

    One of Britain’s most senior police administrators has thrown his weight behind the creation of a national crime-fighting...

  31. June 18, 2010

    Survey reveals depth of child crime

    More than twice as many children fell victim to crimes last year than adults, according to the first comprehensive survey of...

  32. Westminster Blog

    May 13, 2010

    Ministerial Appointments (beneath Cabinet level): a fuller list

    Here is the list we’ve been waiting for all day: I’ve added which party they are on the right; C for Conservative, LD for...

  33. February 24, 2010

    Tories pledge to protect farmland

    High-quality farmland will no longer be available for putting up houses, and farm produce will be clearly labelled as...

  34. February 24, 2010

    Tories pledge to protect farmland

    High-quality farmland will no longer be available for putting up houses, and farm produce will be labelled clearly as...

  35. January 4, 2010

    Tories in pledge to police big retailers' behaviour

    A Conservative government would introduce a supermarket ombudsman to police the behaviour of the big food retailers, the...

  36. January 3, 2010

    Tory pledge on supermarket ombudsman

    A Conservative government would introduce a supermarket ombudsman to police the behaviour of big food retailers, the...

  37. August 11, 2009

    Review calls for more local produce

    More food for the UK market should be produced in Britain, the government said yesterday as it launched a review of how...

  38. August 10, 2009

    UK must produce ‘as much food as we can’

    More food for the UK market should be produced in Britain, the government said on Monday, as it launched a review of how...

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