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birminghammail
Washwood Heath election challenge setA legal challenge to the election of Birmingham’s most popular councillor will
Washwood Heath election challenge set
birminghammail / Posted 3 hours ago
A legal challenge to the election of Birmingham’s most popular councillor will be heard in November it has been confirmed. Election commissioner Timothy Straker QC will hear the trial in Birmingham with a likely start date of November 2 . It is... Read more
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Evening Standard
Tories accused of ‘shameful abuse of power’ over electoral roll changeTens of thousands of Londoners could disappear from the electoral roll and lose
Tories accused of ‘shameful abuse of power’ over electoral roll change
Evening Standard / Posted 4 hours ago
Tens of thousands of Londoners could disappear from the electoral roll and lose their right to vote in next year’s mayoral and London Assembly elections, it was claimed today. Ministers were accused of a “shameful abuse of power” after they brought... Read more
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Daily Record
NHS jobs SOS: Patient care at risk as health boards fail to fill senior rolesFigures released yesterday show there are 447 consultant jobs lying vacant – a
NHS jobs SOS: Patient care at risk as health boards fail to fill senior roles
Daily Record / Posted 9 hours ago
Figures released yesterday show there are 447 consultant jobs lying vacant – a 29.1 per cent increase over a year and more than treble the figure for 2011. There are 2255 nursing and midwifery vacancies – 630 of which have remained unfilled for... Read more
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Daily Record
Nicola Sturgeon announces major review of the way Police Scotland is governedNICOLA Sturgeon was forced into a climbdown on Scotland’s beleaguered police fo
Nicola Sturgeon announces major review of the way Police Scotland is governed
Daily Record / Posted 9 hours ago
NICOLA Sturgeon was forced into a climbdown on Scotland’s beleaguered police force yesterday as she unveiled her government’s plans for the coming year. A new chair of the under-fire Scottish Police Authority watchdog will also be named later this... Read more
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Independent
Scotland to introduce national primary school tests to 'close gap between rich and poor pupils'The new tests will be taken by pupils in primaries one, four and seven, as well
Scotland to introduce national primary school tests to 'close gap between rich and poor pupils'
Independent / Posted 21 hours ago
The new tests will be taken by pupils in primaries one, four and seven, as well as those in their third year of secondary school, and will focus on basic literacy and numeracy. They will be piloted in some schools next year before being rolled out... Read more
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Socialist Worker
The things they say‘We should be looking at HS2 as motorways for trains and the HS2 stations shoul
The things they say
Socialist Worker / Posted 21 hours ago
‘We should be looking at HS2 as motorways for trains and the HS2 stations should be hubs and we want spokes going into them’ Tory transport minister Andrew Jones used to work in marketing ‘The next PM will be Miliband if you don’t f****** shut... Read more
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Daily Record
Nick Clegg and William Hague slammed by key advisor to Hillary ClintonThe then Lib Dem leader was blasted in dispatches to the then Secretary of Stat
Nick Clegg and William Hague slammed by key advisor to Hillary Clinton
Daily Record / Posted 22 hours ago
The then Lib Dem leader was blasted in dispatches to the then Secretary of State from one of her key confidants. Writing in the aftermath of the 2010 election, her unofficial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was scathing about the politician who went on to... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nick Clegg and William Hague slammed by key advisor to Hillary ClintonThe then Lib Dem leader was blasted in dispatches to the then Secretary of Stat
Nick Clegg and William Hague slammed by key advisor to Hillary Clinton
Daily Mirror / Posted 23 hours ago
The then Lib Dem leader was blasted in dispatches to the then Secretary of State from one of her key confidants. Writing in the aftermath of the 2010 election, her unofficial adviser Sidney Blumenthal was scathing about the politician who went on to... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Inbred' Clegg, 'disingenuous' Hague slated in emails to Clinton Hillary Clinton was by a senior adviser that a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition
'Inbred' Clegg, 'disingenuous' Hague slated in emails to Clinton
Belfast Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Hillary Clinton was by a senior adviser that a Conservative-Lib Dem coalition would quickly fall apart according to newly released emails Hillary Clinton was repeatedly warned by a... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Petitions started to save Stockport Magistrates' Court from being closedThe plans would see cases currently handled at the courthouse in Stockport tran
Petitions started to save Stockport Magistrates' Court from being closed
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
The plans would see cases currently handled at the courthouse in Stockport transferred to Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court and Manchester County Court based at the Civil Justice Centre in the city centre. Both the Labour Party and the Lib... Read more
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International Business Times
Hillary Clinton emails: #Hillary2016, from 'mad' Peter Mandelson to contemptuous David CameronAnother batch of embarrassing emails to and from the former US secretary of sta
Hillary Clinton emails: #Hillary2016, from 'mad' Peter Mandelson to contemptuous David Cameron
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
Another batch of embarrassing emails to and from the former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton have been released -- more than 7,000, in all. Clinton, who is running for the 2016 Democrat presidential candidacy, has had to hand over to the State... Read more
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Independent
Cameron and Clegg are 'snobbish and arrogant', US government advisers told ClintonThe emails, sent in 2010 and released today by the State Department, give an a
Cameron and Clegg are 'snobbish and arrogant', US government advisers told Clinton
Independent / Posted yesterday
The emails, sent in 2010 and released today by the State Department, give an a view into how Ms Clinton’s confidantes viewed the British political situation straight after the general election. The unofficial adviser, Sidney Blumenthal, accuses Mr... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Petition started to save Stockport Magistrates' Court from being closedLib Dem councillor Keith Holloway, who sits on the council’s executive committe
Petition started to save Stockport Magistrates' Court from being closed
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
Lib Dem councillor Keith Holloway, who sits on the council’s executive committee, has branded the plans as ‘criminal’ and has now launched a petition calling for the plans to be scrapped and is urging residents to put pressure on the... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Cameron and Clegg 'snobbish and arrogant' - emails to ClintonEmails to the US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton from a close confidant po
Cameron and Clegg 'snobbish and arrogant' - emails to Clinton
Guardian Unlimited / Posted yesterday
Emails to the US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton from a close confidant portrayed the British prime minister, David Cameron, as snobbish, William Hague as disingenuous and the first coalition government budget as draconian. The messages from... Read more
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Daily Record
Murder, terrorism, rape & assault: 'Supervised' offender crime spree is CRIMINALFOURTEEN people were murdered in 18 months by criminals supposed to be under su
Murder, terrorism, rape & assault: 'Supervised' offender crime spree is CRIMINAL
Daily Record / Posted yesterday
FOURTEEN people were murdered in 18 months by criminals supposed to be under supervision in Scotland’s communities. More than 100 serious incidents including killings and rapes involving ex-convicts and thugs on probation have been reported since... Read more
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chroniclelive
An open letter to Tony Blair: The message you failed to make while in office is haunting your party nowIn your ‘Observer’ article on Sunday you admitted not understanding the appeal
An open letter to Tony Blair: The message you failed to make while in office is haunting your party now
chroniclelive / Posted 2 days ago
In your ‘Observer’ article on Sunday you admitted not understanding the appeal of Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ politics. I hope you forgive the presumptuousness but let me try to help. When Neil Kinnock spoke of ‘never, never again’... Read more
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Scotsman
Trident: Osborne backs Faslane with £500m plan The SNP accused the Tories of misplaced priorities over replacing Trident Pict
Trident: Osborne backs Faslane with £500m plan
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
The SNP accused the Tories of misplaced priorities over replacing Trident Picture: Royal Navy CHANCELLOR George Osborne will today unveil £500 million of investment in the Faslane submarine base on the... Read more
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Scotsman
Labour will launch review into Police Scotland Sir Stephen House has been dogged by controversy, including the M9 deaths. Pic
Labour will launch review into Police Scotland
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
Sir Stephen House has been dogged by controversy, including the M9 deaths. Picture: PA A MAJOR review into Police Scotland is to be launched by Scottish Labour in the wake of Chief Constable Sir Stephen... Read more
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Daily Record
Kenny MacAskill blasted over Stephen House's 'exorbitant' £500K pay-offBut Pearson said: “At the time that the Cabinet Secretary was producing the ref
Kenny MacAskill blasted over Stephen House's 'exorbitant' £500K pay-off
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
But Pearson said: “At the time that the Cabinet Secretary was producing the reform details, I questioned Kenny McAskill and asked him to ensure that we didn’t have exorbitant pay levels and knock-on pension arrangements. Former Justice Secretary... Read more
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Scotsman
Michael Matheson ‘in denial’ over policing crisis Justice Secretary Michael Matheson (left) and Chief Constable Sir Stephen Hous
Michael Matheson ‘in denial’ over policing crisis
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson (left) and Chief Constable Sir Stephen House in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson JUSTICE Secretary Michael Matheson was accused last night of being in denial over... Read more
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Scotsman
Matheson ‘in denial’ over seriousness 
of policing crisisMatheson ‘in denial’ over seriousness of policing crisis Justice Secretary Mich
Matheson ‘in denial’ over seriousness 
of policing crisis
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
Matheson ‘in denial’ over seriousness of policing crisis Justice Secretary Michael Matheson (left) and Chief Constable Sir Stephen House in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson JUSTICE Secretary Michael Matheson was accused last night of being in... Read more
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Daily Record
Police chief Sir Stephen House steps down as officers reveal call crisisSENIOR officers were compiling a damning dossier of 999 response failures as po
Police chief Sir Stephen House steps down as officers reveal call crisis
Daily Record / Posted 3 days ago
SENIOR officers were compiling a damning dossier of 999 response failures as police chief Sir Stephen House announced his decision to resign. The Police Scotland chief constable revealed on Thursday that he is to quit early after public... Read more
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Independent
Oxbridge graduates oversubscribe to fast-track scheme that encourages them to become mental health social workersThe Think Ahead scheme is attempting to attract top graduates to the profession
Oxbridge graduates oversubscribe to fast-track scheme that encourages them to become mental health social workers
Independent / Posted 3 days ago
The Think Ahead scheme is attempting to attract top graduates to the profession following concerns that only 10 Oxbridge graduates studied for a social work master’s degree in 2011-12. There will be 80 to 100 places available on Think Ahead, which... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Britain is falling behind in solar energy while other nations surge aheadAdmittedly there is a lot more sun in Las Vegas, where Mr Obama made his announ
Britain is falling behind in solar energy while other nations surge ahead
Daily Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Admittedly there is a lot more sun in Las Vegas, where Mr Obama made his announcement, than in London. But the British clawback fits in with a general failure to exploit clean energy. These islands have the best renewable resources in Europe – not so... Read more
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chroniclelive
Rethink on policy in North East cities needed to prevent explosion of student flatsA shake-up of planning policy for North East city centres is needed to stop the
Rethink on policy in North East cities needed to prevent explosion of student flats
chroniclelive / Posted 4 days ago
A shake-up of planning policy for North East city centres is needed to stop them becoming focal points for student flats that deter businesses, it is said. The group also accuses the council of a “stealth policy” of disposing of local authority land... Read more
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Gazette News
Paintings include councillors and notable Essex figuresESSEX County Council owns an art collection worth millions – yet the Essex peop
Paintings include councillors and notable Essex figures
Gazette News / Posted 4 days ago
ESSEX County Council owns an art collection worth millions – yet the Essex people, effectively its owners, never get to see much of it. The exact current value of the paintings, photos, maps and documents we all own is not clear, but they are... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Lords 'not for me', says ex-Inverness MPSelf-interest among the Conservatives and Labour have prevented the reform of t
Lords 'not for me', says ex-Inverness MP
The Inverness Courier / Posted 5 days ago
Self-interest among the Conservatives and Labour have prevented the reform of the House of Lords, according to former chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. The former Lib-Dem MP, who lost his Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey seat... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Former Stockport MP Sir Andrew Stunell is made a Lord - and will vote to abolish himselfBut the 72-year-old has vowed to vote to abolish himself at every opportunity a
Former Stockport MP Sir Andrew Stunell is made a Lord - and will vote to abolish himself
Manchester Evening News / Posted 5 days ago
But the 72-year-old has vowed to vote to abolish himself at every opportunity as part of his party’s fight for reform of the second chamber. All of the newly-nominated Lib Dem Peers have confirmed that they have joined the House of Lords with the... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Business leaders have hit out at bra boss Michelle Mone peerageBUSINESS leaders have hit out at David Cameron’s decision to make Scottish entr
Business leaders have hit out at bra boss Michelle Mone peerage
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
BUSINESS leaders have hit out at David Cameron’s decision to make Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone a peer, branding the decision ludicrous and bad for the country. The Glasgow-born businesswoman said she was "honoured and humbled" after Downing... Read more
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Evening Standard
Promised You a Miracle: UK 80-82 by Andy BeckettFor those who remember the early Eighties, one of the unnerving things about th
Promised You a Miracle: UK 80-82 by Andy Beckett
Evening Standard / Posted 5 days ago
For those who remember the early Eighties, one of the unnerving things about the current Labour leadership election is how little the electoral argument of the far Left has changed since: ie, if only voters were at last offered real socialism, they... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
'Thousands of lorries' needed to supply village's green gas plant, college warnedCOLLEGE chiefs are facing questions over how they will supply a green energy pl
'Thousands of lorries' needed to supply village's green gas plant, college warned
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 5 days ago
COLLEGE chiefs are facing questions over how they will supply a green energy plant planned for a Hampshire village. The facility, turning grass and maze into biogas, is set to provide enough clean energy to power thousands of homes. Douglas... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Politicians urge review of Police Scotland in wake of House departurePOLITICIANS and union leaders want the resignation of Scotland's top cop to pro
Politicians urge review of Police Scotland in wake of House departure
EveningTimes Online / Posted 5 days ago
POLITICIANS and union leaders want the resignation of Scotland's top cop to prompt an in-depth review of the single force. As reported in late editions of yesterday's Evening Times, Sir Stephen House will stand down from his post in three months... Read more
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heraldscotland
Business leaders have hit out at Mone peerageNo 10 described Ms Mone, who founded lingerie brand Ultimo, as "one of the UK's
Business leaders have hit out at Mone peerage
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
No 10 described Ms Mone, who founded lingerie brand Ultimo, as "one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs (who) sits on the Board of Directors for The Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust". It added that she "plays an active role in mentoring... Read more
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Shropshire Star
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire StarSome 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 5 days ago
Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats getting 11 more places despite being routed at the general election and Labour eight. New members include former Conservative Cabinet ministers William... Read more
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Scotsman
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of LordsENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing St
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of Lords
Scotsman / Posted 5 days ago
ENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing Street. The Scottish lingerie tycoon, who has been appointed to head a review encouraging new businesses in employment black-spots, had been tipped for a peerage earlier... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague a
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague and aide Kate Fall. David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after... Read more
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Daily Record
Row as David Cameron hands peerages to Tory cronies Hague, Hogg and MoneThere’s also City fatcat James Lupton, who has handed the Tory party £2.8millio
Row as David Cameron hands peerages to Tory cronies Hague, Hogg and Mone
Daily Record / Posted 5 days ago
There’s also City fatcat James Lupton, who has handed the Tory party £2.8million, and former MP Sir George Young, who once described the homeless as “people you step over when you are coming out of the opera”. A motley crew of ex-MPs and... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
DUP nominee to House of Lords rejected by sleaze watchdog A watchdog rejected a DUP nominee for the House of Lords A DUP nominee to th
DUP nominee to House of Lords rejected by sleaze watchdog
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
A watchdog rejected a DUP nominee for the House of Lords A DUP nominee to the House of Lords was among seven individuals rejected by a sleaze watchdog set up to vet prospective peers. The... Read more
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Daily Mail
Prince Albert apologises for Monaco's role in deporting Jews to NazisPrince Albert makes historic apology claiming 'we committed the irreparable' af
Prince Albert apologises for Monaco's role in deporting Jews to Nazis
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Prince Albert makes historic apology claiming 'we committed the irreparable' after neutral Monaco deported Jews to Nazi death camps during the Second World War Monegasque police handed over 90 Jews to Nazi authorities during 1942 Only nine of the... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claimsDavid Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Croydon Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after unveiling 26 new Tory peers and showering his aides with other honours. Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats... Read more
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heraldscotland
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peeragesAnother new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wr
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peerages
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
Another new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wrote a memo to Margaret Thatcher suggesting that Scotland had its “snout in the trough” of public spending. Documents released last year under the 30-year rule show that... Read more
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express
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chumsDavid Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “b
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chums
express / Posted 5 days ago
David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “bloated” House of Lords as they handed out peerages to their pals. Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the Prime Minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
26 Tories join House of Lords including City fatcat, bra tycoon, William HagueThe dissolution honours list was finally revealed nearly five months after the
26 Tories join House of Lords including City fatcat, bra tycoon, William Hague
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
The dissolution honours list was finally revealed nearly five months after the 2010-15 Parliament ended. Forty-five new peers are appointed, including 26 Tories, 11 Lib Dems and eight from Labour. Bra Tycoon: Michelle Mone is among the newest... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Expenses scandal MP given peerage"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely a
Expenses scandal MP given peerage
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely active peers who are no longer fully contributing to the work of the Upper House really should take up the option of retirement." 14.23 Some more eyebrow-raising names... Read more
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Scotsman
Sir Stephen House to quit Police Scotland early Sir Stephen House will step down as Police Scotland's chief constable in Decem
Sir Stephen House to quit Police Scotland early
Scotsman / Posted 6 days ago
Sir Stephen House will step down as Police Scotland's chief constable in December. Picture: John Devlin SCOTLAND’s most senior police officer, Sir Stephen House, has brought forward his decision to... Read more
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The Inverness Courier
Arise, Sir DannyFormer Inverness and Nairn Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander has been given a knightho
Arise, Sir Danny
The Inverness Courier / Posted 6 days ago
Former Inverness and Nairn Lib Dem MP Danny Alexander has been given a knighthood in the dissolution honours list. The former chief secretary to the Treasury, who was defeated by the SNP’s Drew Hendry at May’s general election, receives the honour... Read more
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Evening Standard
Tory grandee who claimed expenses for moat cleaning given peerageTory grandee Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 on expenses to clean his moat, wa
Tory grandee who claimed expenses for moat cleaning given peerage
Evening Standard / Posted 6 days ago
Tory grandee Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 on expenses to clean his moat, was today handed a seat in the House of Lords. David Cameron risked controversy by honouring the ex-MP who became a byword for the 2009 expenses scandal and stepped down... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Michelle Mone made a Tory peerMichelle Mone said she was "honoured and humbled" to have been made a Tory peer
Michelle Mone made a Tory peer
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
Michelle Mone said she was "honoured and humbled" to have been made a Tory peer. The Scottish businesswoman's name was included on the Dissolution Honours list despite recent controversy over her new role as a government advisor. The entrepreneur... Read more
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heraldscotland
Michelle Mone "humbled" to be made a Tory peerHer elevation comes despite a raft of criticism over her recent appointment as
Michelle Mone "humbled" to be made a Tory peer
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
Her elevation comes despite a raft of criticism over her recent appointment as business czar to a government review designed to get young people in deprived areas into business. One multi-millionaire had written to David Cameron urging him not to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Expenses scandal MP given peerageAt a time when the government is talking about reducing the cost of politics, t
Expenses scandal MP given peerage
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
At a time when the government is talking about reducing the cost of politics, this announcement is an expensive insult to the public. These new appointments will cost at least £1.2m per year [1], and that’s before increased operating costs are taken... Read more
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