Archive of June 2008

Nearly £10 million is owed in congestion fees

US owes London £2.3 million in congestion charge fines

American diplomats owe London £2.3 million in outstanding congestion charge fines, it has been revealed.

  • Ms Spelman's political future looks bleak

    Spelman affair reaches breaking point

    The affair over payments to Carline Spelman's nanny from the public purse reached what looked like the point of no return last night as her former secretary, Sally Hammond, was revealed to have complained about the matter at the time.

  • One in five lesbian and gay people in Britain victim of homophobic hate crime

    British gay and lesbian people victim of hate crime

    One in five lesbian and gay people in Britain have been a victim of one or more homophobic hate crime or incident in the last three years.

  • House prices are falling, but more need to be built

    'Millions more homes' needed

    Millions more homes will be needed in Britain to make property affordable, a housing group has advised the government.

  • Justice secretary Jack Straw outlines details of emergency legislation

    Anonymous evidence fundamental: Straw

    Justice secretary Jack Straw has outlined to MPs today details of emergency legislation allowing witnesses to remain anonymous in some criminal trials.

  • Brown and Cameron will clash again today

    PMQs as it happened

    Welcome to's As-It-Happens page. Here you can keep up to date with major parliamentary debates, press conferences or news events in real time. Just hit refresh on your browser to see the latest development.

  • Gordon Brown comes out on top in PMQs

    PMQ analysis: Brown fights back

    Gordon Brown looked every inch the statesman as he put in one of his best performances in prime minister's questions.

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