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Company administrations and receiverships fall over past year

Insolvency Index: figures show mixed picture, with year-on-year rise in liquidations in UK By Tim Wood, Henry Taylor and Hui Shan Khoo | 10 May 2013 “The Exaro Insolvency Index presents a detailed breakdown of UK company failures – a key economic indicator” Analysis by Exaro shows that the number of UK companies going into administration or receivership is falling this […]

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Nearly two thirds of London midwives disciplined were black

Racial discrimination is rife, studies reveal, as black nurses also miss out on top NHS jobs By Hui Shan Khoo | 27 February 2013 “It does not give the NHS the benefits that would come from having a much more diverse workforce” – Jabeer Butt, member, NHS Equality and Diversity Council Figures released by the Royal College of Midwives […]

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NHS queues ‘drive patients to private sector for health care’

Shadow health minister Jamie Reed blames spending cuts for increase in ‘self-pay’ By Hui Shan Khoo and Tim Wood | 7 January 2013 “Private-hospital groups suggest that rising NHS waiting lists are a significant factor in the increase in their self-pay patients” – Philip Blackburn, economist, Laing and Buisson Ministers stand accused of driving people to the private sector for […]

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Rebekah Brooks set out to ‘persuade’ government over review

Ex-News International chief denied lobbying David Cameron in ‘exercise of power’ By Hui Shan Khoo | 27 November 2012 Ex-News International boss Rebekah Brooks set out to “persuade” the UK government to launch a review of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal. She conceded this much in her testimony to Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into newspaper practices. But the […]

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‘Maddie’ police review ‘was example of political interference’

Madeleine McCann’s parents told Leveson why they agreed to News International deal By David Hencke, Frederika Whitehead and Hui Shan Khoo | 27 November 2012 London’s first chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority said that the decision to review Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal was an example of political interference. Lord Harris told Exaro: “It was not immediately apparent that this […]

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News International ‘lobbied David Cameron over police review’

How Rupert Murdoch’s executives pressured prime minister over missing Madeleine By David Hencke, Frederika Whitehead and Hui Shan Khoo | 27 November 2012 Prime minister David Cameron is accused of bowing to pressure from News International executives to order British police to investigate Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal. Madeleine was three when she went missing in 2007. A former chairman of […]

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Theresa May changed her mind about ‘Maddie’ police review

Home secretary denied backing review because of lobbying by News International By David Hencke and Hui Shan Khoo | 27 November 2012 Home secretary Theresa May changed her mind on whether there should be a review in the UK of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal. But, she told Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into newspaper practices, her decision was not because […]

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David Cameron ‘could not recall pressure’ over ‘Maddie’ case

Prime minister denied being lobbied by Rebekah Brooks to order Met police review By Hui Shan Khoo | 27 November 2012 UK prime minister David Cameron denied coming under pressure from News International boss Rebekah Brooks over a review of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in Portugal. Cameron told Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into newspaper practices: “I do not remember […]

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Auditors set to condemn Michael Gove over academies – again

National Audit Office to challenge ministers over expansion programme for academies By David Hencke and Hui Shan Khoo | 5 November 2012 “The [government] should continue to work towards putting into place a sustainable methodology for collecting data from academies” – Amyas Morse, auditor general Government auditors are preparing a damning report on education secretary Michael Gove’s huge expansion of […]

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Police initiative to target foreign criminals sparks alarm

Met police strategy is ‘worrying’ and risks alienating ethnic minorities, say campaigners By Hui Shan Khoo | 12 October 2012 “This is likely to undermine trust in the police among minority communities” – Kam Gill, research and policy analyst, Runnymede Trust Campaigners on race equality are criticising police over a new elite squad that targets foreign criminals operating […]