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2008-06-20 09:00:39

By Catherine Priestley A TOWN is being asked to consider proposals to merge two secondary schools. Durham County Council's proposal would see a new school being built to replace Spennymoor Comprehensive School and Tudhoe Grange School. Both are improving schools and already work closely together, but both have surplus places and their buildings are in need of repair. The authority says its proposal to amalgamate the schools would address the issue of surplus places and provide modern...

2006-09-06 06:17:26

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will be replaced as British Prime Minister by the end of July 2007, newspapers reported on Wednesday, signaling the start of a leadership battle which some fear may paralyze government for months. Two senior ministers and Blair allies have said this week they expect the prime minister to be gone within a year and the pressure increased on Wednesday when a junior minister quit over the uncertainty surrounding the departure date. Finance...

2006-09-06 05:58:18

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will be replaced as British Prime Minister by the end of July 2007, newspapers reported on Wednesday, signaling the start of a leadership battle which some fear may paralyze government for months. Finance Minister Gordon Brown is widely expected to succeed Blair as leader of the Labour Party and the country, and several leading political figures said it was vital the two men map out a joint leadership plan. But others insist there must...

2006-09-06 03:57:39

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will end his premiership on July 26 next year, British newspapers reported on Wednesday, but must confirm this date publicly if he is to stem a revolt by frustrated members of his ruling Labour party. Newspapers splashed Summer 2007 departure dates across their front pages, saying Blair had caved in to increasing pressure from Labour parliamentarians who had demanded a clear timetable. The Sun tabloid said Blair would step down as Labour...

2006-09-06 03:51:53

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun newspaper reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of the Labour Party on May 31, less than a month after his tenth anniversary in office. He...

2006-09-06 03:43:30

Corrects spelling of Environment Minister David Miliband, not Milliband By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun newspaper reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of the Labour Party...

2006-09-06 02:50:16

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labour Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of Labour on May 31, less than a month after his tenth anniversary in office. He would resign as prime...

2006-09-05 17:45:13

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will leave office on July 26, the Sun newspaper reported in its Wednesday edition, as the increasingly unpopular prime minister faced growing pressure to quit from within his own Labor Party. The report comes a day after a top Blair ally said the prime minister would probably leave office within a year. The Sun said Blair would step down as head of the Labor Party on May 31, less than a month after his tenth anniversary in office. He...

2006-09-05 14:17:20

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Tony Blair will step down in a year, a close ally said on Tuesday after newspapers reported that once loyal legislators had called on the increasingly unpopular British Prime Minister to quit. The comments by Environment Secretary David Miliband were widely seen as having been authorized by the prime minister and may give the clearest signal yet of Blair's intentions. They coincided with reports of a leaked memo detailing plans for a "farewell...

2006-09-05 12:35:04

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Tony Blair will stay in power for another year, a close ally said on Tuesday, while a leaked memo detailed plans for a "farewell tour" that would see Blair take his leave like a "star." The comments by Environment Secretary David Miliband were widely seen as having been authorised by the prime minister in an attempt to quell a growing rebellion by members of his Labour Party who are demanding he give a timetable for leaving...