Latest Hazel Blears Stories

2008-10-05 00:00:19

With reference to the article, No More Homes (October 2). I would like to congratulate Tewkesbury borough Councillor Phil Taylor on his clear message at last Tuesday's meeting of Tewkesbury Borough Council. His message to Secretary of State for Local Government Hazel Blears was slightly more than clear, as well as colourful. His views are popularly shared in Cheltenham as well as Tewkesbury Borough. Apart from infringing on green areas of outstanding natural beauty, the proposal, by...

2008-08-28 03:00:42

By Anonymous Coventry Airport may have to wait until October for a decision on its legal challenge to the government's refusal of permission for its expansion, it has emerged. West Midlands International Airport Ltd took its challenge to the High Court last week (Planning, 25 July, p6). It first submitted its plans five years ago. But Mr Justice Forbes this week reserved his decision to give a fully considered judgement in writing at a later date. With the court's summer vacation...

2008-08-28 03:00:36

By Anonymous Lawyers have warned that key parts of the Planning Bill will fall foul of European environmental legislation and provoke legal challenges. The UK Environmental Law Association's (UKELA) planning and sustainable development working party has written to communities secretary Hazel Blears about the bill's failure to mention the UK's commitment to the environmental impact, strategic environmental assessment and habitats directives. UKELA, which includes planning lawyers and...

2008-08-27 00:00:24

A dispute over whether a small tree could be felled or not in Bovey Tracey has gone right to the top of Government. Cabinet minister Hazel Blears overturned a decision by Teignbridge planners not to allow an oak tree in a Bovey Tracey garden to be cut down. Owner Paul Hemmings of Redwoods, branded the council's refusal to fell the tree as 'stupid and expensive'. The dispute started when Mr Hemmings had to apply to the authority to fell the specimen. Teignbridge Council refused and he...

2008-06-18 00:00:13

A personal computer was stolen during a break-in at the district office of British Communities Secretary Hazel Blears. A spokesman said the computer contained some information about Blears' constituency and her department but no sensitive personal data, the Daily Mail reported. But the break-in was only the latest in a string of government security problems. In separate incidents a day apart last week, documents on al-Qaida and Iraq, and on government efforts to go after money...

2006-03-13 05:13:48

By Peter Griffiths LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top policeman, already under pressure over the mistaken shooting of a suspected suicide bomber, faced calls for his resignation on Monday after his office admitted he secretly recorded a phone call with the government's senior legal adviser. Sir Ian Blair, London's police chief, also taped calls with members of a commission investigating the shooting of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, Scotland Yard said at the weekend. Rights groups...

2005-08-02 05:27:59

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - The British government sought on Tuesday to build bridges with ethnic communities after suspected Islamic militants bombed London's transport system. Home Office (Interior) Minister Hazel Blears hopes a series of eight meetings across Britain this summer with Muslim leaders will help to tackle the radicalization of young Muslims. But she could face a tough battle reassuring community leaders over police adopting a stop-and-search policy to target young...

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