Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Kyrgyzstan on the verge of revolution as protesters beat Cabinet minister to death
The former Soviet state of Kyrgyzstan is lurching towards revolution tonight as violence saw 18 people - including the country's Interior Minister - killed.
Snipers loyal to unpopular president Kurmanbek Bakiyev fired on protesters after tear gas and rubber bullets failed to disperse the opposition supporters in capital Bishkek

Ed Balls forced to ditch compulsory sex classes for teenagers in humiliating U-turn
Schools Secretary Ed Balls was today forced into a humiliating climbdown over controversial plans to make sex education compulsory for teenagers.
Mr Balls was forced to drop a string of proposals from his flagship Children, Schools and Families bill following fierce opposition from the Tories.
The measures to force all teenagers from the age of 15 upwards to receive sex education has been opposed by parenting and religious groups.

Magistrate ordered to pay £9,000 for illegally evicting Romanian tenant
A female magistrate’s reputation was today in tatters as she was ordered to pay £9,000 for attempting to unlawfully evict her Romanian tenant.

Bench Chairwoman Stephanie Lippiatt, a senior Justice of the Peace at Kingston-upon-Thames, stormed into the bedsit during a row over rent with 28-year-old Maria Percec and hurled her belongings down the stairs and into the front garden.

AA road rescue staff vote to strike for first time in 105 years
Company makes contingency plans to provide roadside assistance to 15 million members


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