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
RETAIL union USDAW demanded urgent talks with Littlewoods bosses yesterday for clarification on workers' pension rights following the company's sale to value clothing giants Primark.
ZIMBABWEAN refugees who are threatened with deportation went to Parliament yesterday to beg to be allowed to stay in Britain.
ANTI-POVERTY charity ActionAid accused Prime Minister Tony Blair of hypocrisy yesterday for promising to make trade fairer for developing countries while, at the same time, pushing them to open their markets to Western firms.
THOUSANDS of trade unionists make their annual pilgrimage to the Dorset village of Tolpuddle this week to celebrate the birth of the modern trade union movement.
MUSLIM academic Razaq Raj said yesterday that three of the London bombers had been banned from mosques in the Beeston area of Leeds, where one of them lived.
LIBERAL Democrat leader Charles Kennedy hailed his party's victory in the first by-election of the new Parliament yesterday as it defended its marginal Cheadle constituency.
PROFESSOR Sir Roy Meadow was struck off the medical register yesterday, after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct over evidence that he gave in the Sally Clark child murders trial.
LONDON Mayor Ken Livingstone said yesterday that today's free music festival - London United - will remember all of those who died in the attacks and show the capital's defiance of those who try to change the character of the city through terror.
UNION campaigners threatened to cripple British Gas with strike action yesterday after it announced plans to sack up to 2,000 workers and transfer their jobs to India.
GENERAL union T&G delegates called for the immediate withdrawel of British troops from Iraq at the union's Blackpool conference on Thursday.