Press Roundup Wednesday 28 July 2010
A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids
Economy & Politics:
David Cameron to offer India direct say on immigration policy
PM responds to fears that proposed immigration cap will harm trade links with New Delhi with new 'spirit of humility'
Shadow cabinet to oppose voting reform bill
Decision could herald backbench Tory-Labour alliance designed to derail AV bill at second reading or reject proposal that referendum be held next May
Labour's extra billions in public spending led to worse value for money
Significant increases in state spending under Labour led to worse value for money for taxpayers, official figures show.
Liberal Democrats: Is the party over already?
As Liberal Democrat MPs head off on their summer break, many grass-roots supporters are asking: whatever does the future hold?
Cameron uses Turkish visit to launch ferocious attack on Israel
David Cameron signalled a toughening stance on Israel yesterday by comparing the besieged Gaza Strip to "a prison camp" and urging Israel to end its three-year blockade.
Trident scale back urged amid cost worries
The government should scale back the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent to save money, a think tank has said
Peace & War:
Chilcot inquiry: too late, Hans Blix, too late
The weapons inspector has spoken out at the Chilcot inquiry. If only he had done so in 2003
'Friendly fire' killed soldier in Sangin
A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan is believed to have died as a result of "friendly fire".
Wikileaks Afghanistan: Osama bin Laden alive
Osama bin Laden is alive and playing a key role in directing the war in Afghanistan, leaked US military files suggest
Religion & Society:
Archbishop 'stopped and searched eight times'
The Archbishop of York, the Most Rev John Sentamu, disclosed yesterday that he has been stopped and searched by police eight times.
Education & Culture:
Legal threat over school building cuts
Scores of construction companies and local authorities are lining up to sue the Government over the cancellation of school building programmes, MPs were told yesterday.
Crime & Justice:
Social workers 'hampered by red tape'
Most social workers are failing to spend enough time with children, according to Ofsted
Police officer who struck Ian Tomlinson before he died faces 'gross misconduct' hearing
The riot squad officer who struck Ian Tomlinson minutes before he died
faces the sack ‘within weeks’ for gross misconduct, it emerged yesterday.
Ecology & Environment:
The GM revolution in Britain's medical research laboratories
The importance to medical research of genetically modified (GM) mice was highlighted yesterday as official statistics showed that their use in scientific experiments has exploded over the past decade.
Energy plans will 'reduce UK's reliance on fossil fuels'
Moves to boost investment in renewable energy and nuclear power stations were set out by the coalition Government yesterday as it promised to reduce Britain's dependency on fossil fuels and cut carbon emissions.
Energy revolution could put bills up by a third
Householders face a £300-a-year rise in their gas and electricity bills and significant cuts in how much energy they use if Britain is to “keep the lights on” and meet its climate change targets, the Government has said
Life & Death:
Cancer sufferers to get the drugs they need
For the first time no drug will be off limits because it is deemed too expensive or too new to have been proven to work.
Mothers who lose weight before further pregnancy 'reduce risks'
Research shows that retaining even one or two pounds after giving birth can make problems more likely in next pregnancy
People & Power:
All residents get power to protest over late-night pubs
An unfair rule which prevented thousands of households from complaining about the misery caused by late-opening or rowdy pubs will be scrapped today.
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