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Broadband Britain - is it working?

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 08:57
Broadband Britain - and where it's not working - to be debated by MPs

'Cannot prove land sale best value'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 06:13
The Welsh government admits for the first time it cannot prove the biggest sale of publicly-owned land in recent years in Wales achieved best value for money.

Leaving EU not worth risk, Rose says

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 05:42
The cross-party campaign for the UK to stay in the European Union is formally launching with the message that leaving is "not worth the risk".

British diplomat summoned by Russia

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 05:19
The Foreign Office confirms Russia summoned Britain's defence attache to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East.

Lawyers criticise UK refugee response

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 04:08
Some of the UK's most senior former judges, along with leading lawyers, criticise the government's response to the migrant crisis.

Labour MP 'sorry' for Hunt wife tweet

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 02:30
Labour MP Helen Goodman apologises after making comments about Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's Chinese wife.

Bill 'will give benefit top up powers'

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 01:04
The UK and Scottish governments hold talks on the welfare powers to be included in the new Scotland Bill.

VIDEO: Pro-Europe referendum group launches

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 22:55
Monday sees the formal launch of the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union.

Welsh Tories will scrap tuition grant

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 17:34
The Welsh Conservatives will scrap the grant which pays the majority of tuition fees for students, if they win next year's assembly election.

SDLP warning over Troubles legacy bill

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 16:15
The SDLP has told Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers not to table a bill in Westminster that sets out legislation with dealing with the legacy of the Troubles.

VIDEO: Farage: I support both EU 'out' campaigns

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 14:49
Nigel Farage has told the Sunday Politics on BBC One that the two campaign groups supporting a British exit from the EU are "complimentary" rather than "contradictory".

Farage: I back both EU 'Out' campaigns

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 14:33
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is backing both groups campaigning for the UK to vote to leave the EU.

Clarke to Osborne: Get your tin hat on

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 12:38
Former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke advises George Osborne to "get your tin hat on" and press ahead with cuts to tax credits.

FM 'won't jump to conclusions' on MP

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 11:24
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will not jump to conclusions in the case of MP Michelle Thomson.

Politicians must provide sustainable future

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 10:22
The founder of one of Northern Ireland's most successful firms says politicians in Northern Ireland need to provide a sustainable future in order for companies to flourish.

VIDEO: 'Tone of Theresa May's speech all wrong'

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 10:01
The tone of Theresa May's party conference speech on immigration was "all, all wrong" according to Conservative heavyweight MP Ken Clarke.

Wales to pay 'high price' for cuts

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 08:09
Wales could "pay a high price" for cuts to lifelong learning, the older people's commissioner says.

'Racism' fear over landlord checks

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 03:56
Labour accuses the government of planning legislation that could cause "everyday racism" and "widespread discrimination" in the housing market.

MPs call for tobacco tax increase

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 01:54
Tax on tobacco should be raised to persuade smokers to quit, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health says.

Concern over out-of-hours GP shortage

Sun, 10/11/2015 - 00:10
More than 100 days' worth of GP out-of-hours sessions were not staffed in the past three months, according to figures gathered by Scottish Labour.