Solicitors prepare to strike over cuts

Protest against planned 8.75 per cent cut to criminal legal aid fees

Ray Barry, who has set up the Society of Professional McKenzie friends
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Controls urged on paid courtroom aides

Cuts open door to ‘McKenzie friends’ with limited grasp of law

Simulated terror attack to test London

‘Strong Tower’ exercise will deploy 1,000 police officers

At least 20 per cent of homes and 90 per cent of hospital wards are designed in a way that puts their occupants at risk of overheating, a government adviser warns

Home design adds to heatwave problems

Architecture raises overheating risks, warn experts

Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie
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Tyrie backs quango to simplify tax system

Treasury committee chairman accepts plan for permanent watchdog

Osborne warns of potential Grexit impact

Take hundreds in cash on holiday, chancellor tells tourists

Tory council chief: end NHS ringfence

Policy on health service ‘bizarre’, says LGA head

Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane is warning against an early rise in interest rates

Haldane rejects call for early rate rise

Central bank economist points to risk of recession

UK fracking boom hits northern setback

Councillors overrule own officials in blow to Cuadrilla

Javid attacks CBI for pro-EU stance

Business secretary tells industry leaders not to pre-empt talks

Cameron faces up to new terrorist threat

But the prime minister’s call for new anti-extremism laws is excessive

Expand Heathrow to show UK open for business

A third runway would prime London as the — not just a — global hub for passenger traffic

CPS makes U-turn to prosecute Lord Janner

Former MP to be charged with 22 counts of sex offences after review of DPP’s initial decision

UK fracking application rebuffed by councillors

Little Plumpton decision follows rejection at Roseacre Wood

PM puts ‘final touches’ to UK Grexit plan

Government to ensure tourists and expats are not left stranded

PM points to ‘generational struggle’

Theresa May flies to resort where at least 30 Britons died

Cameron keeps ministers on tight rein

PM seeks to ‘hit ground running’ after general election triumph

Q&A: what options now for Greek banks?

Greece has imposed a bank holiday and sweeping capital controls

UK to erect security fence in Calais

Barrier part of effort to boost border security

Infrastructure spending rises almost 72%

Increase driven by renewable energy and road projects


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