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Bigger fines for not paying Living Wage

2 hours 54 min ago
Employers who do not pay workers the national minimum wage and the National Living Wage will face tougher penalties under plans outlined by the government.

Discount bus pass for young people

4 hours 23 min ago
A £15m discounted bus travel scheme for young people launches across Wales.

DUP meet Cameron over Stormont crisis

4 hours 53 min ago
The DUP will meet the prime minister on Tuesday to discuss the current crisis at Stormont.

Charities 'sold 87-year-old's details'

5 hours 2 min ago
The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that an 87-year-old man's personal details were sold or passed on by charities up to 200 times.

UKIP to launch own EU vote campaign

5 hours 31 min ago
The UK Independence Party says it will launch its own campaign against staying in the EU, instead of joining one of the two existing No campaigns.

NHS funds 'spent on patient treats'

7 hours 35 min ago
Thousands of pounds of NHS personal health budgets are being spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, an investigation finds.

'Unsafe lorry' ban starts in London

8 hours 38 min ago
A ban on "unsafe lorries" on London's roads, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, comes into force.

Sturgeon to unveil legislation plans

10 hours 36 min ago
Education and welfare are expected to feature heavily when the Scottish first minister unveils her new Programme for Government.

VIDEO: Labour car share: Yvette Cooper

10 hours 44 min ago
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper rejects claims her campaign is "boring".

'Amazing moment' in British politics

10 hours 59 min ago
BBC's new political editor on UK politics' 'amazing moment'

Protest over maternity care changes

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 13:26
About 500 people are protesting in Rhyl against possible changes to hospital maternity services in north Wales.

Motoring collector Lord Montagu dies

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:05
Lord Montagu, who established the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, dies aged 88.

VIDEO: Osborne backs Faslane with £500m plan

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:55
Chancellor George Osborne has announced more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.

Nesbitt responds to Robinson criticism

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:39
Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt says it is "remarkable" that DUP leader Peter Robinson "cannot agree with me that enough is enough and take a principled stand".

Corbyn criticised for Bin Laden comment

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:11
Jeremy Corbyn is criticised for saying it was a "tragedy" that Osama Bin Laden was killed by the United States rather than being put on trial.

Major gas field given green light

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:09
Production on the largest new oil and gas field to have been discovered in the North Sea for a decade is approved.

Party leaders' climate change pledge

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:42
Leaders of Scotland's five main political parties promise to set out plans on how they will tackle climate change and reduce emissions.

Faslane deals 'to secure 6,700 jobs'

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 00:04
Chancellor George Osborne announces more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, securing 6,700 jobs.

Union in 'mortal danger', says Brown

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 20:06
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the next 12 months could determine the long-term fate of the union between England and Scotland.

NI situation 'difficult and grave'

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 15:16
Northern Ireland's political situation is "grave", says Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan.