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Labour urged to end 'Corbyn madness'

4 hours 16 min ago
Labour must "end the madness" of recent weeks over Jeremy Corbyn's candidacy and choose Yvette Cooper as its next leader, Alan Johnson says.

Calais and the UK's lack of ID cards

6 hours 11 min ago
Calais and the story of the UK's ID cards

Criticism over AM's libel action

6 hours 19 min ago
A High Court judge criticises an assembly member for bringing a libel action against three Newport men "without any proper foundation".

Who was Ted Heath?

9 hours 53 min ago
A profile of the ex-Conservative Prime Minister

VIDEO: MP 'referred Heath claims to police'

10 hours 23 min ago
Labour MP Tom Watson calls for a national inquiry into all historical allegations of child abuse, amid claims of historic child sexual abuse by former prime minister, Sir Edward Heath.

Heath investigated by abuse police

10 hours 35 min ago
The Met Police is investigating late ex-PM Edward Heath as part of their inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims, the BBC understands.

Sport in UK facing strategy overhaul

10 hours 55 min ago
Sport funding in the UK faces an overhaul in a bid to reverse disappointing participation figures and save the London 2012 legacy.

Corbyn: I'll reindustrialise the North

11 hours 46 min ago
Jeremy Corbyn is calling for the "re-industrialisation" of northern England through higher spending on transport, housing and broadband while Andy Burnham pledges help for part-time workers.

More FOI delays at Cabinet Office

14 hours 8 min ago
Last month the Cabinet Office took control of policy on freedom of information. But how good is the Cabinet Office's own record on handling FOI requests?

Government sells £2.1bn of RBS shares

14 hours 13 min ago
The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.

Welsh Supreme Court judge considered

14 hours 31 min ago
Consideration should be given to appointing a Welsh justice to the Supreme Court, a review says.

Jobs 'threatened' by S4C budget cuts

16 hours 25 min ago
Cuts to the Welsh TV channel S4C undermine an industry supporting hundreds of jobs, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says.

MI5 and dissident 'links' concern

16 hours 53 min ago
A Sinn Féin minister calls for greater scrutiny of the relationship between MI5 agents and dissident republicans in Northern Ireland

NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'

19 hours 28 min ago
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.

What next for the EU?

20 hours 57 min ago
What do the EU's present challenges mean for its future?

Kendall: It's 'all or nothing' for me

21 hours 7 min ago
On the campaign trail with Labour hopeful Liz Kendall

Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

21 hours 14 min ago
Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?

Islamic State: The UK's gap between rhetoric and reality

22 hours 38 min ago
Do UK actions v IS match its words?

UK to extend air strikes against IS

22 hours 51 min ago
The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq.

UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 19:53
The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.