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
OFFICIAL figures revealed yesterday that the number of prisoners in Scottish jails has risen to its highest level ever.
LONDON Zoo announced a special Bank Holiday exhibition yesterday with the unveiling of the first "human zoo."
PROBATION Ombudsman Stephen Shaw said yesterday that the death of serial killer GP Harold Shipman at Wakefield Prison "could not have been predicted or prevented."
THE Brazilian officials examining the police killing of Jean Charles de Menezes returned home last night after completing their four-day fact-finding mission in London.
THE president of the British Veterinary Association warned yesterday that avian flu will "undoubtedly" be carried to Britain by migrating birds.
THE High Court in Edinburgh slapped a record Â£15 million fine on gas utility privateer Transco yesterday after it was found guilty of breaching health and safety laws, following an explosion which killed four members of a family six years ago.
MORE than 3,000 civilian workers at Scotland's eight police forces walked out yesterday in a row over a "wholly insufficient" pay offer.
RAIL unions hammered a report calling for greater deregulation and privatisation on the network by the market-fundamentalist Adam Smith Institute yesterday.
GENERAL union GMB hit out at "profit-obsessed private contractors" yesterday after winning compensation for 17 north London school meals staff.