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Myanmar opposition confident of victory

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 9, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionJonathan Head: “No doubt this will be a huge result for NLD” Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy says it is confident of victory in the first openly contested national election in 25 years. An NLD spokesman said it expected to win about 70% of seats. Party leader Aung San Suu Kyi said: “I [...]

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Nine new prisons to replace old jails

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 9, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Thinkstock Nine new prisons will open in England and Wales – five by 2020 – under plans to close Victorian jails and sell them for housing, the government has said. About 10,000 inmates will transfer to the new institutions in an attempt to save an estimated £80m a year. The move will form [...]

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Osborne ‘secures deals’ on 30% cuts

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 9, 2015 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Osborne will reveal his spending review later in the month Four government departments have provisionally agreed to cut their spending by an average of 30% over the next four years, Chancellor George Osborne is to announce later. The transport, local government and environment departments, plus the Treasury, have [...]

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