George Osborne's advice from the International Monetary Fund is like the curate's egg - good in parts.
The government wants to ramp up Western involvement in the Syrian conflict but the cost will be more violence and instability in the region
PCS general secretary urges the trade union movement to step up the fight against the Tory cuts
ANTI-POVERTY charity Oxfam said yesterday that eight in 10 people in Scotland believe that asylum-seekers should be allowed to work to support themselves.
GOVERNMENT adviser Louise Casey who recently praised binge drinking, threatened to "deck" Downing Street officials and boasted that she liked to get "hammered," is to head a new task force building respect in the community, it was announced yesterday.
ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners will call on the government today to honour its commitment to the nuclear non-prolification treaty by scrapping rather than updating Britain's aging arsenal.
A Birmingham newspaper issued a challenge to the new owners of collapsed car firm MG Rover yesterday to address concerns about the future of car production at Longbridge.
THE British Dyslexia Association attacked remarks by Durham University Professor of Education Julian Elliott yesterday after he questioned dyslexia's scientific status.
DEWSBURY Labour MP Shahid Malik said yesterday that the family of suspected London bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan are living in fear of their lives and have been in hiding since the July 7 attacks.
PRIME Minister Tony Blair pledged yesterday to "change the rules of the game" in dealing with anti-social behaviour as he announced plans to extend the use of parenting contracts and orders.
OFFSHORE unions amicus, GMB, NUMAST, RMT and the T&G said yesterday that they will step up the campaign to ensure that workers in the North Sea get the same holiday rights as the rest of the Britain.
FORMER adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair Geoff Mulgan claimed yesterday that diary-writing by Downing Street insiders such as ex-media supremo Alastair Campbell has had a corrosive effect on the quality of decision-making.
LAWYERS, politicians, crime victim campaigners and human rights activists voiced serious concerns over plans to introduce US-style "victims advocates" into British courts yesterday.