by Paddy McGuffin A former minister escalated the furore over the detention of the partner of a journalist at the centre of a whistle-blowing scandal today after accusing the government of approving the operation.
by Paddy McGuffin The disgraced police force which attempted a cover-up and smear campaign following the Hillsborough disaster reportedly sought to spend part of the money donated to the victims' families on a holiday flat and gifts for officers.
by Paddy McGuffin Unions and campaigners have renewed their calls for a public inquiry into blacklisting after it was alleged that police passed on workers' details to the firm at the heart of the scandal.
by Malcolm Burns Official talks held between the Scottish government and Nato as part of the government's bid to join an independent Scotland up to the nuclear-armed military alliance have been slammed as a "massive contradication" by a leading peace campaigner.
by Peter Lazenby Civil Service workers' leaders have slammed the sacking of tens of thousands of employees only for the government to draft in consultants and "contingent labour" to plug the gaps they leave.