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Union jack set for public works

7 hours 23 min ago
Plaques featuring the union jack will mark publicly-funded projects across Britain - but the SNP attacks the scheme as a "silly gimmick".

UKIP probes 'Jihadi John' tweet

7 hours 44 min ago
A UKIP parliamentary candidate faces a possible rebuke from the party after saying it was a shame "Jihadi John" had not killed himself.

City suffering 'political carnage'

8 hours 56 min ago
Labour is wreaking "political carnage" on the city of Cardiff by the way it is running the local council, a Liberal Democrat MP claims.

VIDEO: 'Police hands tied' in terror fight

9 hours 32 min ago
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has suggested that police officers need greater powers to help in the fight against extremism.

Hamilton: Unionist agreement needed

10 hours 5 min ago
The DUP's Simon Hamilton says work needs to continue this week between the DUP and the Ulster Unionists on agreeing joint candidates in some constituencies.

VIDEO: Have UKIP peaked too soon?

10 hours 32 min ago
UKIP leader Nigel Farage ended up speaking to a near-empty hall of American conservative activists - even though he had been billed as a "serious candidate who can run England in the near future".

Robison call to stop mesh implants

10 hours 59 min ago
Health Secretary Shona Robison urges health boards to suspend mesh implant operations until an independent review into their use is published.

'Chaotic' deal-cutting on UK powers

11 hours 29 min ago
Devolution deals across the UK are chaotic, contradictory and lack logic, a leading economist claims.

VIDEO: Cardinal's plea on immigration

11 hours 41 min ago
The Archbishop of Westminster has said that political parties "have to be tested" on their approach to immigration ahead of the general election.

Nichols: 'Test parties on migration'

11 hours 51 min ago
Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.

Labour denies blocking devolution

12 hours 6 min ago
Plans to devolve even more power to Wales are not being blocked by Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith, Labour insists.

Coalition row over 'hate preachers'

12 hours 10 min ago
The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.

Child mental health wait increases

12 hours 11 min ago
The number of young people waiting more than a year to be treated by mental health services has increased 10-fold in a year, figures reveal.

East Coast rail back in private hands

18 hours 12 min ago
Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.

Political second-jobs clarity urged

18 hours 36 min ago
Election candidates are "riding for a fall" if they do not state whether they plan to have a second job if elected to Parliament, an adviser says.

UKIP candidate drops out of race

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 20:03
UKIP's Diane James drops her bid to become an MP at the general election for "personal reasons", hours after speaking at the party's conference.

VIDEO: May: Security services 'true heroes'

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:04
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has defended the security and intelligence agencies, describing them as "true heroes".

VIDEO: Farage: 'I've been busy, not ill'

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 19:00
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted he is "fit as a flea" following rumours he was seriously ill.

BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 17:21
The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.

UKIP MP wants electoral reform

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 15:14
UKIP could call for electoral reform if it holds the balance of power in the next parliament, the party's first elected MP Douglas Carswell says.