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Home Office appeals over Darfur asylum

Published: October 5, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

THE House of Lords begins considering sending Darfuri asylum seekers back this week, in spite of a report claiming they will face torture. The Government is seeking to overturn the …

Water firms break law to cut off customers

Published: October 5, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

CONSUMER groups say the privatised water companies are intimidating customers – and illegally cutting off supplies – to get round the Government ban on disconnections for debt. Citizens Advice says …

Anti-fascists rap Tories in BNP row

Published: October 5, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

ANTI-FASCIST campaigners have hit out at the Conservative party for appealing to the “fascist vote” after a frontbencher said the extreme right British National Party has “some very legitimate views …

Hutton slams nuclear naysayers

Published: September 25, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

John Hutton, secretary of state for business, enterprise and regulatory reform, attacked environmental organisations at a fringe meeting organised by the Nuclear Industry Association on Sunday. After critical questioning from …

Deep pockets must match deep clean

Published: September 24, 2007
Written by Tribune web editor

Gordon Brown’s promise of ‘deep cleans’ for hospitals will not happen without more money and a reversal of cost cutting, an NHS housekeeper warned delegates last night.