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Police take people to A&E 115 times

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 08:11
Patients were taken to A&Es by police in Wales more than 100 times during December, with the majority of trips taken because no ambulances were available.

'Ethnic kinship' vote fraud warning

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 04:14
The Electoral Commission warns that a lack of campaigning by mainstream political parties in British Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities makes those areas vulnerable to fraud.

Poorest areas 'hit hardest by cuts'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 02:43
Councils in the most deprived areas of England have seen the biggest cuts to their funding, a committee of MPs has said.

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:24
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

More military assets set to be sold

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 01:10
The Ministry of Defence will have to sell off more military land and assets to make savings in the coming years, the defence secretary indicates.

Figures reveal surveillance use

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 00:37
Scottish councils used covert surveillance on hundreds of occasions over the last three years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Cable aide quits over fracking vote

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:09
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,

UK Holocaust memorial centre announced

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:18
A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

MPs to quiz Chilcot over Iraq delays

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 17:16
The head of the Iraq Inquiry is to be questioned by MPs next month about why its report is to be delayed until after the election.

MP clarifies Somali pub comments

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 16:56
Communities Minister Stephen Williams defends his remarks in Parliament about the threat to pubs in his constituency from population changes.

Publish OTR names says Ian Paisley

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:36
The DUP MP Ian Paisley repeats his call for the government to publish a list of the names of people who received On the Run (OTR) letters.

General election: 100 days to go

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:44
The grids have been drawn up, the campaign is already under way. With the forthcoming election too close to call, for the next 100 days the parties will be throwing everything at trying to win.

VIDEO: 'A policy that I don't actually support'

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:22
A Conservative MP says she does not support her party's policy on withdrawing housing benefit for young people.

VIDEO: Peers try to revive 'snooping' powers

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:41
Four Labour, Conservative and Lib Dem peers try re-introduce Communications Data Bill powers to aid security services.

Council merger plans are rejected

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:02
Voluntary merger plans suggested by six Welsh councils are rejected by the public services minister.

VIDEO: Home Affairs Committee

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:49
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry

PM: Benefit cap 'encouraging work'

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:44
David Cameron defends Conservative plans to reduce the annual benefits cap by £3,000 to £23,000 after the general election.

UKIP candidate in far-right inquiry

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:36
A UKIP general election candidate is investigated by the party over website messages backing far-right groups.

UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:16
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

VIDEO: Recovery on track, says Osborne

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:05
Chancellor George Osborne says the latest GDP figures show the recovery of the UK economy is "on track".