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Councillor quits in Labour group row

7 hours 32 min ago
A former Labour deputy leader of Cardiff Council attacks the group, saying it does not understand how to run the city.

Commissioner renews austerity attack

10 hours 14 min ago
Scotland's children's commissioner renews his attack on the UK government's plans for £12bn of welfare cuts.

Incentives not answer to GP shortage

13 hours 22 min ago
Financial incentives should not be the answer to attracting doctors into general practice, experts say.

VIDEO: Changes in inheritance tax threshold

13 hours 30 min ago
Brandon Lewis MP, housing and planning minister spoke to BBC Breakfast about inheritance tax.

PM plans to boost home ownership

13 hours 49 min ago
Prime Minister David Cameron says the Budget will include a package of measures to help people buy their own home and boost house building.

Councils want new litter fine powers

17 hours 31 min ago
Councils in England and Wales call for new powers to tackle the "huge and spiralling" problem of people throwing litter from vehicles.

Tories to change inheritance tax rule

19 hours 23 min ago
Chancellor George Osborne is to announce the end of inheritance tax on family homes worth up to £1m in Wednesday's Budget.

Exam focus 'harms' pupils' health

21 hours 34 min ago
Schools are on the verge of becoming exam factories that damage pupils' mental health and self-esteem, says the NUT.

Stop-and-search concerns taken to UN

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 15:58
The Scottish Human Rights Commission raises its concerns about controversial police stop-and-search practices with the United Nations.

Kendall: Rivals 'continuity Miliband'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:08
Liz Kendall says her Labour rivals won't take the party in a different direction while Yvette Cooper urges the party to champion science and high-tech jobs.

Call for NI Nama deal investigation

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:08
Politicians call for an investigation into a claim that a law firm had £7m in an account, reportedly earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician, after a major property deal.

Kids Company leader to step down

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:04
The chief executive of charity Kids Company, whose funding has been withheld over concerns about its ability to manage itself is to step down.

NHS to reveal missed appointment cost

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:03
Patients who miss appointments will be told how much they have cost the NHS, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.

Voters 'help write' Labour manifesto

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:27
The first minister asks voters to help write Labour's assembly election manifesto, in the first of a series of public events.

NHS 'lags behind other nations'

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 06:16
The NHS lags behind other countries when it comes to preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving survival rates, a report suggests.

Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:56
A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.

VIDEO: Fox-hunting: Portillo vs. Brian May

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 01:27
On This Week with Andrew Neil, musician Brian May and Michael Portillo clash over the fox-hunting ban.

Top charity boss asked to step down

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 23:28
The Cabinet Office is withholding £3m unless Kids Company moves on its chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.

Fast-track asylum system suspended

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 20:50
A system for detaining asylum seekers while their claims are speedily assessed is suspended after it was ruled unlawful last month, the Home Office says.

Britain First best-funded small party

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 19:01
Britain First, an offshoot of the BNP, has topped the Electoral Commission's donations league table for smaller parties.