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→  March 24, 2012

Mars has said it will reduce the calorie count of its chocolate bars to 250 by 2013 5:31am UK, Saturday March 24, 2012 Jane Dougall, Sky reporter Some of Britain’s biggest food and drink manufacturers, including Mars and Coca-Cola, have promised to cut the calorie content of their products. Seventeen companies have agreed to the […]

Govt Moves On Minimum Price For Alcohol →  March 23, 2012

The Government has moved on introducing a minimum price for alcohol 5:11am UK, Friday March 23, 2012 Glen Oglaza, political correspondent After months of hinting that they might introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol, ministers have finally moved to do just that. The Prime Minister is leading government action on drink-fuelled violence and binge […]

Charity: Tax Changes Will Hit Children Hard →  March 13, 2012

Single mother Rachel Vallender with her son Luca 2:45am UK, Tuesday March 13, 2012 Rhiannon Mills, Sky News reporter A quarter of a million children will be pushed deeper into poverty by the Government’s overhaul of the benefits system, according to Save the Children. The charity warns that a “blind spot” in the new Universal […]

France swoops to rob UK of £13bn Indian jet contract →  February 1, 2012

Propaganda coup for Nicolas Sarkozy just days after he declared Britain has ‘no industry’ French firm Dassault Rafale slashes price of fighter jets to ensure deal By Tim Shipman and Sue Reid Last updated at 9:16 AM on 1st February 2012 India has snubbed British industry and awarded a £13billion deal to supply fighter jets […]

RBS Boss Bows To Pressure And Waives Bonus →  January 30, 2012

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that its chief executive Stephen Hester has decided to waive his £1m share bonus. It comes just hours after the Labour Party said it would force a House of Commons vote calling for Mr Hester to be stripped of his RBS bonus. Mr Hester had been facing mounting […]

→  January 24, 2012

IPSWICH ratepayers could pay at least double what they now pay to dump rubbish because of the carbon tax, a council report has revealed. Ipswich City Council’s finance branch produced the report to model impacts of the Federal Government’s carbon price on the council’s budget. The report said the overall impact was a likely increase […]

Battle Over Controversial Benefits Cap Plans →  January 23, 2012

Ministers are braced for a clash with the House of Lords over the Government’s attempts to cap benefits at £500 a week. Church of England bishops and rebel Liberal Democrats are threatening to derail Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship benefit reforms when peers vote on the measure later. The controversial plans to […]

Warning Of ‘Uncontrollable’ Riots In UK Jails →  January 19, 2012

The POA says one option is to put more prisoners in police cells; another is to let more go 4:45am UK, Thursday January 19, 2012 Becky Johnson, Sky News reporter Overcrowding in Britain’s prisons is reaching crisis point and could lead to widespread riots – with staff struggling to regain control. The warning has come […]

Full Steam Ahead For High-Speed Rail Plans →  January 10, 2012

A new high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham has been given the go-ahead by the Government. Transport Secretary Justine Greening tabled a written ministerial statement in Parliament and told MPs it was time Britain updated its Victorian railways for the 21st Century. Residents booed when hearing her statement, with many outraged that more than […]

→  December 30, 2011

UK rail commuters can pay up to 10 times more than some of their European counterparts, new research suggests. The figures from the Campaign for Better Transport come just days before rail users face an average price rise of 6% on regulated fares – those set by the Government. The transport campaign group compared the […]