Archive of January 2008

Government sponsoring travel scheme for school leavers

Brown unveils £1.4m 'gap year' programme

School leavers will be sent on six-week trips to countries including China and India courtesy of the government.

  • The interim paper says Britons' eating habits encourage obesity

    Govt weighs obesity plan

    The government is to release a "radical long-term strategy" against obesity later this month, it has announced.

  • Nick Clegg wants to investigate social mobility more closely

    Lib Dems push social mobility

    New Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has launched a commission tasked with investigating Britain's low levels of social mobility.

  • Much of Kenya's violence is inter-tribal

    UK condemns Kenya unrest

    The British government has called on Kenyan leaders to calm inter-tribal fighting following six days of violence which have left up to 300 people dead.

  • Waiting time targets will not be met, Civitas says

    Govt 'to miss' NHS targets

    A thinktank has dismissed the government's target for cutting NHS waiting times from referral to treatment as an "impossibility".

  • David Cameron wants to make the Conservatives "the party of the NHS"

    Tories woo NHS

    David Cameron has laid out the Conservatives' desire to become the "party of the NHS" in a speech in Manchester.

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