Those “broadband have-nots” could face a four-year wait until they are legally entitled to request such a service.
Source: Rural broadband only on request, says government – BBC News
“ministers were presented in November with a document from the Association of Drainage Authorities which said not enough money was being spent on the day to day maintenance of equipment to prevent floods”
Source: UK floods: PM pledges £40m to fix defences – BBC News
The government is making slow progress on meeting the annual borrowing forecast as official figures revealed the worst October public sector finances for six years.
Source: Government borrowing worst October figure in six years – BBC News
Police cuts expected in next week’s Spending Review may “reduce very significantly” the ability to respond to a Paris-style attack, one of the UK’s most senior officers warns.
Source: Police cuts: Terror response warning to home secretary – BBC News
David Cameron has criticised spending cuts in Oxfordshire in a letter to the Country Council leader.
Source: David Cameron criticises council leader in row over cuts – BBC News