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
ZIMBABWEAN paramilitary units armed with batons and tear gas patrolled the main roads of Harare yesterday, when police said that they would tolerate no more protests against their crackdown on street trading.
DEMONSTRATORS from British transport union RMT joined French colleagues in staging protest actions at ports in Ireland and France yesterday.
THE number of reported crimes with a racist or homophobic motive has nearly doubled over the past year, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said yesterday.
US President George W Bush rebuffed visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai's plea for for more authority over US occupation troops in his country yesterday.
INDIAN police boosted security at cinemas yesterday after bomb blasts killed at least one person and wounded 50 at two cinemas in New Delhi that had been showing a film condemned by Sikh religious leaders.
CUBAN terrorist suspect Luis Posada Carriles attended a 1976 meeting at which Cuban exiles discussed plans to bomb a Cuban plane, US former prosecutor Lawrence Barcella Jnr said at the weekend.
THE Palestinian Election Commission announced yesterday that it would not be possible to hold parliamentary elections on July 17, as planned, because it needs more time to prepare.
THE US Supreme Court turned aside an appeal yesterday by a Mexican citizen who is on death row in Texas.
PALESTINIAN militant group Hamas threatened at the weekend to abandon a truce with Israel because of a dispute with the ruling Fatah party over local elections in the Gaza Strip.