THE DINNER MONITORS
Emails between McKinsey and Monitor reveal how close and convivial the relationship is between the pro-privatisation consultancy and NHS regulator.
NATWEST BRANCHES OUT
How the freeholds of 80 NatWest branches from Ilfracombe to Colwyn Bay ended up being owned in Gibraltar (and saving RBS stamp duty land tax.)
Schools are pressurising parents to buy or lease iPads for their children to use in class and after school… but what about those who can’t afford it?
LOST IN TRANSITION
The crisis in mental health care for vulnerable teenagers who transfer to adult units is starkly illustrated by the tragic death of Rebecca Overy.
Staff from Capita subsidiary Tascor are caught snoozing on the job while supposedly escorting deportees back to Albania and Kosovo
US brewer Molson Coors wins permission to build houses on a sports ground in Alton – and promptly announces closure of its local brewery too.
A VERY BRUM DO
Why Treasury-approved figures justifying a new £360m hospital PFI in Birmingham had to be fiddled to make them add up. Which they don’t.
BOTTOM OF THE BARREL
The pub tie is dead! Er, long live the pub tie! How Fleet Street hacks fell for pub company propaganda… and why publicans still face a bitter future.
Why a family worried about the safety of their 93-year-old father had to remove him from the troubled Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend.
After a campaign by the Eye, Asian women’s groups and secular lawyers, the Law Society drops its discriminatory advice to solicitors on sharia law.