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VIDEO: Migration pledge 'in tatters'

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:56
Yvette Cooper says that the government erred in making "grand promises that are now in tatters" over net migration.

UK net migration rises to 298,000

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:24
Net migration to the UK has risen to 298,000, its highest level since before the 2010 general election.

RBS reports £3.5bn loss for 2014

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 08:08
UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.

Minister writes letter over report

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:26
The DUP's Mervyn Storey writes to the chair of a Stormont committee that gave him until Thursday (today) to hand over a full report into the conduct of one of his party's special advisers.

Youth mental health referrals double

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 06:44
The number of under-18s being referred for mental health treatment more than doubles in four years.

TTIP trade deal text leaked to BBC

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 02:14
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.

Cameron: I'm fun and optimistic

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:39
David Cameron has described himself as fun and optimistic as he made a pitch to win over women voters.

MPs call for reform of GM crops rules

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:31
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.

No future for TV licence, MPs say

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:18
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.

Trident question comes to the surface

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 00:46
Continue to invest in Trident could be a key election issue

Government defeated over visa laws

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:13
The government has been defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted to change UK visa laws to give greater protection to overseas domestic workers.

What MPs do as second jobs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:06
What MPs do when they are not being MPs

HSBC bosses 'sorry' for tax dealings

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 17:01
The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.

Power station may close in a year

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 16:37
Longannet power station faces the threat of closure within a year unless the cost of connecting it to the national grid is reduced, BBC Scotland understands.

Prime minister 'degrading' NHS

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 15:57
Staff morale is being damaged by criticisms of the NHS in Wales, a nursing chief tells the prime minister.

VIDEO: Robinson and MPs review PMQs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:27
PMQs battle between David Cameron and Ed Miliband over MPs second jobs is reviewed by Andrew Neil and Nick Robinson.

VIDEO: Sir Peter Tapsell on banning second jobs

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:14
Sir Peter Tapsell warns that restricting the work that MPs can do would result in parliament being filled with "obsessive crackpots".

VIDEO: How important is an arts education?

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:08
A future Labour government would put greater emphasis on the arts and creative subjects in schools, the party's leader has said.

Galloway rival withdraws in Bradford

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:00
The Labour Party's candidate to fight the seat of Bradford West at the general election withdraws days after her selection, citing family reasons.

UK considers further Ukraine help

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:50
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the UK is considering "further requests" for support from Ukraine but will not send combat troops.

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