Archive of 4 June 2008

Gabriel Ferez and Laurent Bonomo

Jack Straw apologises for French student murder

Justice secretary Jack Straw has apologised for the slip-ups which allowed the man found guilty of murdering two French students to be free.

  • Failing trust managers could be replaced by private ones

    Private solution for failing NHS hospitals

    The government is expected to announce its plan to hand over some failing NHS hospitals to the private sector later today.

  • Obama is the first African American with a realistic shot of becoming president

    Obama declares victory

    Barack Obama declared himself the winner of the democratic nomication last night, in effect ending the epic contest between him and Hillary Clinton.

  • Mr Darling could face a tough time at the hands of the committee

    Darling tight-lipped on £2.7bn future

    Alistair Darling says MPs will have to wait until this autumn before finding out whether the £2.7 billion stimulus package will be repeated in 2009.

  • Mr Johnson stood down from his constituency seat this morning

    Boris formally stands down

    Boris Johnson has formally announced he is standing down as MP of Henley, triggering a by-election in the staunchly Conservative constituency.

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