Fire Minister Brandon Lewis probably had a fair idea what Sir Ken Knight would deliver when he asked him to conduct an "independent" report into fire and rescue services in England.
As LGBT activists worldwide celebrate anti-homophobia day we are reminded of prevailing prejudice
Bradford has seen the launch of a new campaign to battle the sources of child sex exploitation - and combat far-right bids to make it a racial issue
REFUGEE campaigners accused the government of terrorising children of rejected refugees yesterday by carrying out "inhumane" dawn deportation raids.
INDUSTRY union T&G condemned US caterer Gate Gourmet boss David Siegel's attempts yesterday to "bully and browbeat low-paid British workers."
RURAL campaigners backed Scottish dairy farmers' attempts to stop supplies reaching supermarkets yesterday, during a blockade protest over the "unfair" prices that they receive for milk.
TORY former chancellor Kenneth Clarke stepped up his challenge for the Conservative leadership yesterday, launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Tony Blair's role in the Iraq war.
LONDON Mayor Ken Livingstone hosted a party in Trafalgar Square yesterday, to celebrate the capital's sensational victory in the race to stage the 2012 Olympics.
HEALTH campaigners warned yesterday that exemptions to the government's smoking ban will widen the health inequalities between rich and poor people.
SCOTTISH Socialist Party MSP Rosie Kane was freed from a special sitting of Helensburgh District Court yesterday, pending a report on her failure to carry out a supervised attendance order, following a protest at the Faslane nuclear base.
FURIOUS NHS workers protested yesterday against plans to charge them to park at Glan Clwyd Hospital at Bodelwyddan near Rhyl.
LABOUR peer and MSP Mike Watson pleaded guilty at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday to charges of deliberately starting a fire at an Edinburgh hotel last year.
THE Scottish Socialist Party selected Steven Nimmo as it's candidate for the forthcoming Livingston by-election yesterday, following the death of the local Labour MP Robin Cook.