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‘Millions’ face council tax rise

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 31, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

31 January 2013 Last updated at 03:00 ET Council tax benefit changes are set to come into force next April Millions of the poorest households face council tax rises because most councils in England will pass on a 10% benefit funding cut, research suggests. A typical bill will rise from April by between £100 and [...]

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PM ‘will keep defence funds pledge’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 31, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

31 January 2013 Last updated at 02:53 ET David Cameron announced a security partnership between the UK and Algeria during his visit David Cameron will stick to a commitment to increase defence spending above the rate of inflation after 2015, it has emerged. The prime minister made the pledge in 2010, at a time when [...]

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Russia concern at Israeli ‘strike’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 31, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

31 January 2013 Last updated at 03:21 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Israel has not commented on reports of an attack on Wednesday Russia has expressed concern at an alleged Israeli attack on Syria, saying such a strike would be an unacceptable violation of the UN Charter. Syria’s army said [...]

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Double arm transplant for soldier

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 January 2013 Last updated at 16:24 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. ‘One of my goals is to hand-cycle a marathon’ The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq has said he is looking forward to swimming and driving after having a double arm transplant. Brendan Marrocco, [...]

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Cameron visiting Algeria for talks

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 January 2013 Last updated at 21:10 ET David Cameron will meet his Algerian counterpart David Cameron is to visit Algeria later in the wake of the hostage crisis that left up to six Britons dead. The UK prime minister will hold talks with his counterpart and the president. Mr Cameron will stress the strategic [...]

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Police recruitment facing shake-up

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 30, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

29 January 2013 Last updated at 19:54 ET The proposals could mean officers no longer start out as constables Plans to allow police forces in England and Wales to recruit senior officers directly from outside the service are to be detailed by the government later. Among the ideas expected to be included in a consultation [...]

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Dutch queen to abdicate for son

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 January 2013 Last updated at 14:28 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Queen Beatrix announced her abdication in a nationally televised address Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced she is abdicating in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. In a pre-recorded address broadcast on TV, she said she would [...]

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Four held over Brazil club fire

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 January 2013 Last updated at 13:50 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The BBC’s Julia Carneiro reports from a Santa Maria gym where traumatised families are holding wakes for their loved ones Brazilian police have arrested four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub that killed 231 people [...]

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Five new stations for HS2 rail route

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 28, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

28 January 2013 Last updated at 12:43 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. David Cameron: “It’s vital for Britain if we’re going to succeed in the global race” Details of the next phase of the £32bn HS2 high-speed rail network have been unveiled by the government. The preferred route of phase [...]

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Man dies as thaw brings flooding

Posted by Warren Fyfe on January 27, 2013 in Warren Fyfe Site

27 January 2013 Last updated at 13:44 ET In Staffordshire, there has been localised flooding on the A34 in Meaford More than 80 flood warnings are in place in England, Wales and Scotland as thawing snow and heavy rain push river levels higher. Forecasters are warning of more rain this week, with south-west England particularly [...]

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