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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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