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Flagship job scheme 'ineffective'

00:00 Thu 13 Mar 2014
A flagship Government employment scheme has been branded ineffective by half the organisations paid to deliver it, according to a leaked report.

Cameron non-committal on 40p rate

Cameron non-committal on 40p rate

In comments ahead of next week's Budget, David Cameron gave little encouragement to Conservative backbenchers who hope George Osborne will announce changes to take thousands of middle-income earners out of the 40p higher rate of income tax.

Chief whip 'huffed' through meeting

Chief whip 'huffed' through meeting

A young man who demanded MP Nigel Evans resign after allegedly sexually molesting him was told "it can't be done" before the general election by the Tory chief whip, a court has heard.

Paedophile hunt man killed himself

Paedophile hunt man killed himself

A man snared by an internet "paedophile hunter" after being duped into believing he was meeting a young girl for sex took his own life just days after police had questioned him.

Law change recognises pair's union

Law change recognises pair's union

A same-sex couple who lost a legal fight to marry eight years ago will become the first in the UK to have their union legally recognised.

Dunne hails £20m ship parts deal

Dunne hails £20m ship parts deal

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to spend £20 million on parts for the UK's new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs).

Warning over NHS 'austerity' drive

Warning over NHS 'austerity' drive

Progress towards treatments for cancer and other diseases will slow down if the health watchdog continues to "underestimate" the benefits of new medicines, according to a new report.

E.ON sees UK earnings rise 26%

E.ON sees UK earnings rise 26%

Gas and electricity supplier E.ON increased UK underlying earnings by 26% to £296 million last year as it cashed in on a miserable spell of cold weather at the start of 2013, the company said today.

I'm terrified, Brooks told Blair

I'm terrified, Brooks told Blair

Rebekah Brooks texted Tony Blair that she was "feeling properly terrified" as she prepared for a grilling by police, the hacking trial heard today.

Syrian children among deportees

Syrian children among deportees

Twelve Syrian children were deported from Britain last year along with 43 other compatriots, Home Office figures show.

Rise in Twitter, Facebook crimes

Rise in Twitter, Facebook crimes

The number of crimes linked to Twitter and Facebook has risen sharply in the past three years, figures suggest.

Soldier on corporal murder charge

Soldier on corporal murder charge

A 23-year-old serving soldier has been charged with murdering a corporal found dead at their barracks.

Athletes view Glasgow 2014 arena

Athletes view Glasgow 2014 arena

Scotland's national football stadium has begun its transformation into a world-class athletics arena as the countdown to Glasgow 2014 continues.

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