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VIDEO: Younger voters 'should get EU vote'

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 22:54
Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn has said it was "a matter of principle" that 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in the EU referendum.

UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 21:05
Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.

'Sort it' business secretary tells O2

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 20:43
Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.

PM and Juncker to discuss EU reforms

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 17:22
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss terms of a potential new UK deal.

VIDEO: Should rural England have more power?

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 14:08
The local government association has urged ministers to give authorities in rural areas the same powers that cities will be given.

NI leader has suspected heart attack

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 11:22
Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

Carmichael rejects calls to resign

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:47
Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael rejects calls for him to resign over a leaked memo and says he wants to "get on with" being an MP.

No referendum vote for EU citizens

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 01:20
EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Gibraltar, the government says.

Taxi drivers' convictions revealed

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 00:12
Drivers with convictions for offences such as assault and drink-driving were issued taxi licences last year, a BBC Scotland investigation reveals.

Rennie backs Carmichael over memo

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 17:25
Willie Rennie offers his backing to former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael, who is facing calls to resign over a leaked memo.

Queen's Speech: What can we expect?

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 14:36
What we know will be in Queen's Speech

What is the Queen's Speech?

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 14:28
A guide to the annual event

Hilton 'might run for London mayor'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:57
David Cameron's former strategy adviser Steve Hilton says he could run for office in the future - possibly to be London mayor.

McLeish enters Labour 'bullying' row

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:49
Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh needs to "spell out" his accusations against the "party machine", a former first minister tells the BBC.

Tax credits change 'key to EU talks'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 13:43
Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.

'No return' to easier dismissal plan

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 12:30
Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he hopes to save firms more than £10bn by cutting red tape - but rejects a fresh move to make it easier to sack employees.

Rushanara Ali goes for deputy leader

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:32
Labour MP Rushanara Ali tells the BBC she is entering the deputy leadership race, and will "start by going after UKIP voters who left Labour".

Labour party in its 'deepest crisis'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 11:01
Former Labour minister Kim Howells says the party is in the "deepest crisis" he can remember and it needs fresh thinking if it is to come back from election defeat.

Labour to back EU referendum bill

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:39
Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.

VIDEO: Sajid Javid: 'Cut business red tape'

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 10:22
Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he will not be going back to the Beecroft proposals for no fault dismissals but hopes to cut over £10bn more red tape costs.

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