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    1. August 1, 2014

      Fuel retailers to blame for UK drive-away crime, minister says

      Britain’s crime minister has questioned whether police should bother responding to calls from petrol retailers whose...

    2. May 28, 2014

      Government launches programme to curb student binge drinking

      A pub crawl may be seen as a rite of passage by most students, but the Home Office is urging universities to take action...

    1. April 24, 2014

      Crime in England and Wales falls to 33-year low

      Overall crime in England and Wales dropped by 15 per cent in 2013 to a 33-year low, according to the Office for National...

    2. November 17, 2013

      Newcastle takes lead in tackling late-night binge drinking

      Newcastle is in the vanguard of attempts to combat the scourge of late-night binge drinking in Britain’s cities. The...

    3. November 17, 2013

      Norman Baker takes up battle against binge-drinking culture

      Norman Baker, the new crime prevention minister, will this week target “booze Britain” and its “embarrassing” binge-drinking...

    4. September 12, 2013

      Network Rail carpeted for poor performance

      Senior executives at Network Rail have been summoned by ministers to explain increasingly poor performance after the rail...

    5. September 11, 2013

      Call for bus commuters to get tax breaks

      The Treasury has been urged to look at tax breaks for bus commuters in an effort to get more people on to public transport...

    6. Westminster Blog

      July 3, 2013

      HS2 row turns personal

      The planned high speed rail project from London to the midlands and the north is starting to look very uncertain indeed....

    7. November 29, 2011

      Anti-metal theft taskforce receives £5m

      The chancellor is to address the “serious and growing” problem of metal theft from Britain’s railways, national monuments...

    8. September 7, 2011

      Thieves leave London commuters stranded

      London Bridge station was thrown into chaos on Tuesday after the overnight theft of 60 metres of signalling cable on tracks...

    9. April 9, 2011

      UK cycling minister hits safety row

      Britain’s cycling minister has revealed that he does not wear a helmet when on the road because he likes to “feel the wind”...

    10. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2011

      Minister raises prospect of transport gridlock during London Olympics

      Business leaders in London should let staff work from home or travel outside rush hour to prevent gridlock during the...

    11. April 6, 2011

      Plea to business on 2012 travel

      Business leaders in London should let staff work from home or travel outside rush hour to prevent gridlock during the...

    12. January 19, 2011

      Green transport boosted by £560m fund

      English local authorities will be able to seek funding for cycle routes, better pedestrian facilities and other...

    13. December 23, 2010

      Cracks in coalition as pressures build

      When Nick Clegg last month invited liberal politicians from Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden to advise on how his party...

    14. December 7, 2010

      All Lib Dem ministers back fees rise

      A last-ditch plea by Nick Clegg to Liberal Democrat MPs to “walk through the fire together” appeared to pay off on Tuesday...

    15. December 6, 2010

      Clegg pushes for support on tuition fees

      Nick Clegg has made a last-ditch attempt to get his Liberal Democrat party to back plans almost to treble tuition fees,...

    16. October 22, 2010

      Kelly post-mortem documents published

      The official post-mortem on the body of David Kelly showed his wounds were “typical of self-inflicted injury”, according to...

    17. Westminster Blog

      August 6, 2010

      Questions over Network Rail chief executive

      The TSSA rail union has been pushing for months if not years to find out more about what is has described as a the “James...

    18. Westminster Blog

      May 14, 2010

      Last round of ministerial appointments

      FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE Minister of State – The Rt Hon Lord Howell* (father-in-law of George Osborne) Parliamentary...

    19. May 13, 2010

      Plans for third Heathrow runway scrapped

      Plans to build a third runway to increase capacity at London's overstretched Heathrow airport will be cancelled by the new...

    20. Westminster Blog

      March 11, 2010

      Further reading: high-speed rail

      Your guide to the best commentary on the high-speed rail announcement made this morning by Lord Adonis: Ray Massey at the...

    21. January 27, 2010

      Chaotic Thameslink offers extra compensation

      Passengers on the chaotic Thameslink commuter line will be able to claim free travel or discounted tickets in addition to...

    22. January 21, 2010

      Adonis warns Thameslink rail operator

      The train operator responsible for running the chaotic Thameslink service could be stripped of its franchise if it fails to...

    23. January 20, 2010

      Adonis warns Thameslink rail operator

      The train operator responsible for running the chaotic Thameslink service could be stripped of its franchise if it fails to...

    24. Westminster Blog

      July 1, 2009

      National Express versus DfT

      Bang: Is that the sound of the wheels coming off a transport company? There has been growing frustration within the...

    25. June 19, 2009

      Commons' news blackout under attack

      The long-awaited publication of the expenses claims of all 646 MPs was roundly criticised yesterday after key details were...

    26. June 18, 2009

      MPs’ expenses blackout under fire

      The long-awaited publication of the expense claims of all 646 MPs was roundly criticised on Thursday after key details were...

    27. May 12, 2009

      Car emissions exceed forecasts

      New roads built in the UK since 2002 have led to double the increase in carbon emissions originally forecast by the...

    28. May 12, 2009

      UK car emissions exceed forecasts

      New roads built in the UK since 2002 have led to double the increase in carbon emissions originally forecast by the...

    29. January 27, 2009

      Cash-for-laws claims prompt Labour review

      Labour promised a review of the House of Lords code of conduct yesterday as an MP wrote to the Metropolitan police to...

    30. January 26, 2009

      Cash-for-laws claims prompt Labour review

      Labour promised a review of the House of Lords’ code of conduct on Monday as an MP wrote to the Metropolitan Police to...

    31. January 26, 2009

      Call for probe into cash-for-laws claims

      A fresh "sleaze" row erupted yesterday as the Liberal Democrats called for a police inquiry into allegations that four...

    32. January 25, 2009

      Call for probe into cash-for-laws claims

      A fresh “sleaze” row erupted on Sunday as the Liberal Democrats called for a police inquiry into allegations that four...

    33. November 5, 2008

      Lib Dems critical of Mandelson

      Peter Mandelson, the business secretary, came under fire for his "totally inadequate" disclosure of a potential conflict of...

    34. October 28, 2008

      Labour rebels join Heathrow T6 fight

      A group of rebel Labour MPs have joined forces with Conservative and Liberal Democrat leaders to oppose the planned third...

    35. September 30, 2008

      Lewes, rebel town

      Towns trying to keep their spirits up in the face of the economic downturn could perhaps imbibe the independence of Lewes...

    36. August 13, 2008

      Operators accused over longer rail journeys

      Train operators were yesterday accused of manipulating journey times to avoid paying fines after data showed some key...

    37. July 23, 2008

      Brown entertains host of big names

      Sir Alan Sugar is among a string of business leaders to have been entertained by Gordon Brown at Chequers, according to a...

    38. Westminster Blog

      June 20, 2008

      Oil: It's cheap as chips, isn't it?

      Officials are a bit slow to wake up to the world of the $130 barrel. The government has revised its estimates for oil prices...

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