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Bid to boost Fair Isle population

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 01:46
A major drive to boost the population of Fair Isle, off Shetland, is being launched.

Flags at half-mast for Tunisia dead

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 16:26
Downing Street's flags are flying at half-mast, as officials fear the British death toll from the Tunisian beach attack could be in the mid to high 20s.

VIDEO: Theresa May on Tunisia attacks aftermath

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 13:17
Home Secretary Theresa May tells the BBC's Andrew Marr programme that Foreign Office staff faced problems in getting accurate information to families in the UK trying to trace relatives in Tunisia.

'Possible' Welsh Tunisia victims

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:58
There is a "possibility" some of those killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack came from Wales, First Minister Carwyn Jones warns.

Burnham 'knew' Wales got poor deal

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:40
A Labour leadership candidate says he knew Wales was getting an unfairly low share of UK spending while he was a Treasury minister eight years ago.

Law reform call on young criminals

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 00:31
An MSP launches a bid to increase the age at which children can be held responsible for crimes they have committed.

Cameron pays tribute to armed forces

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:53
Prime Minister David Cameron pays tribute to service personnel as events are held across the country to mark Armed Forces Day.

VIDEO: Fallon urges public to attend Armed Forces Day

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 09:55
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon advises the public to attend Armed Forces Day despite the deadly terrorist attacks that happened in France, Tunisia and Kuwait on Friday.

'Law will drive tattoos backstreet'

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 08:43
New plans aimed at improving standards in the tattoo and piercing industries could have the opposite effect, it is claimed.

MPs 'downplayed Trojan Horse events'

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 22:14
The government criticises a group of MPs for downplaying the seriousness of the "Trojan Horse" events in Birmingham schools.

PM's 'firm aim' to stay in EU - leak

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 15:25
David Cameron's EU referendum strategy is revealed in a leaked note, the Guardian claims, as the PM says he can get a "new deal" for Britain.

Objection to head of abuse inquiry

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:14
Catholic charities object to the appointment of the chairwoman of the Scottish government's inquiry into historical abuse of children in care.

Jamie Oliver praises Plaid 'pop tax'

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 13:10
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver gives his support to Plaid Cymru's call for a levy on sugary drinks to fight obesity.

Labour accuses PM of rail 'betrayal'

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:52
Labour accuses David Cameron of "betraying" voters over delays to rail upgrades promised during the general election.

Network Rail 'too big', says Branson

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:22
Network Rail is too big and should be broken up into regional units, Sir Richard Branson tells the BBC.

Did Tories make false north rail vow?

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:59
Did Tories know promised rail upgrades would be put on hold?

MLA denies public funds allegations

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 09:18
South Down MLA John McCallister tells the BBC he has nothing to hide and has done nothing wrong after police said they are investigating allegations of the misuse of public funds.

EU agrees to relocate migrants

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 08:02
EU leaders holding late-night talks on the Mediterranean migrant crisis agree to relocate 40,000 of those who have arrived in Greece and Italy.

VIDEO: 'People say things aren't possible'

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:58
David Cameron has set out his plans to renegotiate Britain's relationship with Europe during late night talks with European leaders in Brussels.

'Landmark' turbine still at dock

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 06:36
A 'landmark' tidal power generator is still sitting at Pembroke Dock, eight months after it was meant to have been taken out to sea.

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