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NHS bosses speak out on doctors letter

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 04:25
Ten NHS chief executives whose names appeared on a letter recommending Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt impose contracts on junior doctors in England say they do not back the move.

'Back door' council tax rises exposed

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:51
Parish councils across England have been warned over "excessive" tax rises.

Payments row minister faces farmers

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:29
Scottish government rural affairs secretary Richard Lochhead is expected to face tough questions about payments to farmers later.

Kids Co boss denies 'mesmerising' PM

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 00:05
Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh denies "mesmerising" David Cameron and senior politicians to gain millions in public funding.

Gerry Adams says learn lessons from DUP

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 23:40
Amid the shouts and accusations in the first party leaders' debate of the Irish election, Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams gives some high praise to an unlikely party.

MLA takes action against insurance firm

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:57
A Sinn Féin MLA who was ordered to pay nearly £50,000 damages for posting a defamatory tweet about a political rival is taking legal action against the insurance firm used by the assembly.

MSPs vote on Scottish income tax rate

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:51
MSPs vote on a Scottish rate of income tax for the first time, deciding to keep rates at the current levels.

NI legal aid dispute is resolved

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 18:39
A dispute between lawyers and Northern Ireland's justice minister over cuts to legal aid payments is resolved.

Putin 'would see EU exit as weakness'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 17:03
Hilary Benn claims Vladimir Putin would see Brexit as a sign of "weakness" - but "leave" campaigners accuse of him resorting to scare tactics.

What MPs say is wrong with spy bill

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:07
MPs send Theresa May back to the drawing board

Psychiatrist struck off over affair

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 14:36
Psychiatrist Adam Osborne is struck off the medical register for having a two-year affair with a vulnerable patient.

'Heated meeting' over airport offer

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:33
A senior civil servant admits having a "heated meeting" with the Welsh government team negotiating the price to buy Cardiff airport.

Civil service pension firm 'didn't cope'

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:08
Civil service pensions mutual MyCSP "did not cope" with the workload after it took over administration from Capita in 2014, the National Audit Office has said.

Doctors' contract to be imposed - Hunt

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:07
Ministers are to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after a final offer was rejected by the British Medical Association.

Google defends UK tax arrangements

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:43
Google's UK chief defends the search giant's tax arrangements in a hearing before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee.

Scots fiscal talks deadline extended

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:42
The deadline for a deal underpinning Scotland's future finances is pushed back as negotiations continue on the so-called fiscal framework.

UKIP petition calls for Gill to go

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:32
A petition calling for Nathan Gill to be removed as UKIP Wales leader has been sent to the party's ruling body.

New engine secures Toyota factory jobs

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:59
A new hybrid engine is to be built at Toyota's Deeside factory, securing jobs.

Spy law 'a dragnet approach', says Clegg

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 09:15
The draft internet monitoring bill has been criticised as "a dragnet approach" and "disproportionate" by former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Making government a bit more digital

Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:45
Making government a bit more digital