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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.

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.

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