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NHS 'most important issue' - poll

1 hour 9 min ago
A Populus/BBC poll suggests the NHS, the economy and immigration are the issues people think are the most important ones to be covered by the news ahead of the general election.

Progress made on debates says PM

3 hours 37 min ago
David Cameron says he is happy with changes to TV election debates but queries why Northern Ireland parties are left out.

Cameron: People 'deserve tax cuts'

3 hours 57 min ago
David Cameron says there is a "economic, moral and practical" case for lower taxes as the economic recovery continues.

Jones backs mansion tax to help NHS

4 hours 21 min ago
Labour's plan for a mansion tax to help fund the NHS in Wales is defended by the first minister.

VIDEO: Cameron: Greece vote 'danger signs'

4 hours 43 min ago
The Greek election result shows there are "danger signs" in the global economy, David Cameron has warned.

Election 2015: Thurrock the three-way battle

6 hours 12 min ago
Matthew Price visits Thurrock and finds it's now a three-way battle

Too much useless CCTV, says watchdog

7 hours 3 min ago
Too many CCTV cameras are ineffective and the public does not have a true understanding of them, the surveillance commissioner warns.

New Scottish women's prison scrapped

7 hours 23 min ago
Plans for a new £75m women's prison in the west of Scotland have been scrapped, the Scottish government confirms.

NHS 'rescuing' smokers and drinkers

8 hours 52 min ago
The NHS is being put under too much pressure "rescuing" people from illnesses through smoking, drinking and poor diet, the health minister warns.

Election that is impossible to call

12 hours 5 min ago
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other

MPs: Ban fracking on carbon grounds

16 hours 14 min ago
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.

Online voting 'appetite growing'

16 hours 15 min ago
People should be able to choose to vote online in the 2020 general election, a commission set up by Commons Speaker John Bercow concludes.

VIDEO: No 10 security review over hoax call

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 23:04
Downing Street says it is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Hoax call made to David Cameron

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 21:09
Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.

Greens defend terror groups policy

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 17:35
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says it should not be illegal to join terrorist groups because people should not be punished "for what they believe".

Murphy: Scrapping Trident 'wrong'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 15:07
Jim Murphy says it would be "wrong" to advocate scrapping Trident as Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to rethink its support for nuclear weapons.

VIDEO: Green Party leader: 'I will do TV debates'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:59
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says she will take part in any pre-election TV debates, after suggestions that the party's only MP, Caroline Lucas, has said she will also take part.

'No veto' on Scots benefit changes

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:57
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says the UK government will not be able to stop Scotland from making changes to welfare benefits when they are devolved.

Tories 'close to TV debates deal'

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:57
The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election television debates, the party's chairman Grant Shapps says.

VIDEO: Sturgeon: SNP should vote on some English laws

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 12:00
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is 'perfectly legitimate' for SNP MPs to vote on issues such as health service because of their direct impact on Scotland's budget.