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Racing circuit public cash warning

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:44
Ministers are urged not to commit further public money to plans for a £315m motor racing circuit in south Wales.

Further fall in UK unemployment

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:37
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.

VIDEO: UK blogger on Saudi regime

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 11:30
Blogger Sunny Hundal says Raif Badawi's treatment means the UK should stop "hugging" the Saudi Arabia regime.

MPs' anger at Iraq Inquiry delay

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:38
MPs react angrily to news that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.

Iraq war report delay 'an insult'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:57
A decision to delay publishing a long-awaited report following the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war is described as an "insult".

Transport headache at London Bridge

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:52
Small errors snowball for Network Rail

NHS: The parties' spending plans

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 05:22
What the different parties say they will spend on the NHS

Treat NHS whistleblowers better - MPs

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:23
The failure to protect whistleblowers remains a "stain" on the reputation of the NHS in England, MPs have said.

Concern over child protection delays

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:07
The author of a report into Scotland's child protection system expresses "disappointment" with "lack of progress" implementing its recommendations.

Change expected in property tax plan

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:06
Finance Secretary John Swinney is expected to confirm later that he is to reduce proposed new tax rates on Scottish property purchases.

Chilcot report 'not before election'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 21:19
The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war will not report until after the UK election, the BBC's Nick Robinson says

Bosses ‘less optimistic’ on economy

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:13
Chief executives are less optimistic about the economy this year than last, a survey unveiled at the World Economic Forum by PwC suggests.

VIDEO: Is access to public data beneficial?

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 20:08
As part of the BBC's Democracy Day, the BBC's home editor Mark Easton asks whether access to public data is a good thing.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 19:24
MPs question Chancellor George Osborne on more powers for Scotland.

Boothroyd says MP hours an 'insult'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:12
Former Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd says the hours being worked by MPs are "an insult to the Parliamentary system".

Suspended police 'no whistleblowers'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:03
The chief constable of British Transport Police denies suspending three officers for whistleblowing over concerns about data handling at the force's Cardiff office.

Renewing Trident is 'wrong priority'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:49
Renewing the UK's nuclear deterrent is not the right priority for the Ministry of Defence, an SNP MP has told the House of Commons.

VIDEO: MP denies James Blunt arts 'envy' claim

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:33
A Labour MP defends his call to support artists from poorer backgrounds as singer James Blunt accuses him of teaching "the politics of envy".

Conservative MP tackles cage fighter

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:43
Conservative MP Steve Baker posts footage showing him being flattened by a self defence expert on his website.

MP pays £300K 'Plebgate' legal bill

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:33
The former government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has paid £300,000 in legal costs after losing his libel case in the "Plebgate" affair.