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Holyrood to debate new powers report

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:46
MSPs are to debate a Holyrood report that says the plan for new Scottish Parliament powers falls short of what has been recommended.

Welfare crisis highlighted in memo

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:05
The BBC obtains a document in which Finance Minister Arlene Foster outlines the financial crisis facing the Stormont executive.

Royal couple to arrive in Belfast

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:22
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall are due to attend a series of events in Northern Ireland later, after spending two days in the Republic of Ireland.

Powers for groups to save properties

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 06:19
Community groups could be given powers to take over and run local landmarks and facilities which are underused or likely to be sold off.

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe for now

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:50
Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe, for now

Plan to seize illegal workers' wages

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:32
Police would be able to confiscate the earnings of illegal workers as proceeds of crime under a proposed crackdown to be announced by David Cameron.

Bill to ban parking on pavements

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:42
A bill banning parking on pavements will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament for the third time.

VIDEO: Osborne warning to 'sleepwalking' EU

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:58
The Chancellor George Osborne tells business leaders Europe has to carry out reforms to avoid "sleepwalking" into a future where it has priced itself out of the global economy.

VIDEO: The story behind Labour's loss

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 23:22
In the first of a series looking behind the election result, the BBC's Special correspondent Lucy Manning examines Labour's loss.

Airbus warns about UK exit from EU

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:28
One of the UK's big manufacturers, Airbus, warns that the UK should remain inside the EU to guarantee future investment.

MP calls for Russian flights review

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:17
An agreement allowing Russian military planes to fly over the UK should be reviewed after tension between the countries, an MP has said.

Osborne signals productivity push

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 20:04
George Osborne says his focus is on boosting productivity and reducing the UK's debts as he vows not to "take his foot off the pedal" after the election.

Cable: I was a victim of Tory fear

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:20
Former Lib Dem MP Vince Cable says he lost his seat at the election because of a Conservative campaign of "fear".

Wales 'wins' in EU says Crabb

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:45
Welsh business are "huge winners" from being part of the European Union, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

Wales 'to benefit from US big deal'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:16
Wales will benefit if a trade agreement between the EU and the US gets the go-ahead, the US ambassador says on a visit to Cardiff.

VIDEO: New MP's 'humbling' first day at work

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 14:03
The BBC's correspondent Danny Savage caught up with new MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as she travelled from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Westminster.

Police crying wolf over cuts - May

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:57
Police Federation leaders are "scaremongering" over the impact of financial cuts, Home Secretary Theresa May tells its members.

NHS fails 'thousands' cancer patients

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:45
The NHS in England is failing "thousands" of cancer patients by treating them too slowly, a charity warns.

SNP MPs take oath 'Scottish style'

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:30
Scotland's new SNP MPs swear allegiance to the Queen during the traditional oath taking ceremony at the House of Commons.

Scrap Barnett formula, says review

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:07
The system the UK Treasury uses to allocate funding to the Welsh government should be scrapped, a panel of experts concludes.