Thursday, 8 September 2011
The MPC's latest decision was 'hold' today and a rise looks a long way off. In fact, the focus has turned back on to whether the Bank of England will return to money printing.
Friday, 15 April 2011
The BBC has learned that the cost of disbanding the Avon and Somerset Safety Camera Partnership could be more than £400,000.
The figure, an early estimate in the area covered by Somerset County Council, includes redundancy payments.
Monday, 11 April 2011
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Fines for residents who break the rules on rubbish collections in England are to be scrapped, the BBC has learned.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman is expected to announce next month that the charges will be outlawed in all but the most serious cases of fly-tipping.
Meanwhile, ministers have warned councils against "charging by the back-door" for refuse services.
Thursday, 31 March 2011
More than two million potholes were filled in last year across England and Wales, according to the Asphalt Industry Alliance.
This year there has been a 59% increase in the number of potholes compared to last year and councils are being warned they need more than £10bn to fix the problem.
The BBC's Ed Thomas reports from Leeds.
The carmaker Rolls-Royce has unveiled an electric version of its Phantom car.
The Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric is kitted out with a battery believed to be the largest of any electric car yet.
At the moment the car is just a prototype - the company wants to get some feedback from its customers before they start to produce more.
The BBC's Jorn Madslien was one of the few journalists given a first look at the car.
.....and what date is it today !!!!?
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
WHY? because he responded to a call from The Fire Brigade asking for a Police Escort as they were at risk from hooligans. He saw Firemen being attacked with burning sticks, and managed to apprehend two of the yobs resonsible, aged 14 and 15 years, and drag them to the Police van. The yobs were let off and now want to sue the PC for Criminal Injuries which they have a good chance of winning.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
The home secretary has "utterly condemned" the behaviour of thugs who attacked police officers and smashed property in London on Saturday.
Theresa May told the Commons she expected the number of people charged, currently 149, to increase.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
MPs' expenses: Rules relaxed for 'commuter belt' MPs
Brazil police filmed 'shooting boy' in Manaus
Five Brazilian police officers have been arrested after television stations broadcast a video in which some of them appear to shoot a 14-year-old-boy.
Cheapest homes 'found in Burnley'
Burnley has the cheapest homes to buy anywhere in England and Wales, according to a property website.
Four out of five of the most affordable streets can be found in the Lancashire town, the poll by Mouseprice.com found.
The cheapest homes were found on Angle Street, where the average property cost £32,400 in the last year.
Thursday, 24 March 2011
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Wednesday, 23 March 2011
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Friday, 18 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
It is with no real enthusiasm that I write once again about bankers' pay. If you feel you've read this story before, well I would understand.
But there is a pubic interest in shining a light on the remuneration practices of Royal Bank of Scotland, since we as taxpayers rescued it from extinction in the autumn of 2008 and we own 83% of the bank.
The guys (mostly men) who run that bank work for us, in that sense.
So what have we learned from the publication of its annual report and accounts today?
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Strikingly, Mr Hutton - a campaigner over many years for a more egalitarian distribution of income - has come down against the imposition of any cap on pay in public services”
Sunday, 13 March 2011
It has been a week in which public sector workers have been told to tighten their belts. Millions have learned they will have to pay more into their pensions, work longer and receive less when they retire.
Saturday, 12 March 2011
An increase in the number of middle managers means the civil service is facing a growing pay bill, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Staff numbers have fallen by 1% over the past decade, but there has been a 10% real-terms rise in staff costs, which now stand at £16.4bn a year.
A 67% rise in the numbers in middle management grades accounts for half of that increase in costs.