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VIDEO: School intervention plan set out

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 21:10
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan wants to introduce powers to force schools in England out of local authority control if they consistently underperform.

Analysis: How unions might shape Labour's future

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 16:38
How trade unions might shape Labour's future

Farage 'should take two-week break'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 15:06
Nigel Farage should take a two-week holiday before returning to lead UKIP, its deputy chairman Suzanne Evans says.

Communications on NHS 'must improve'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 13:53
Wales' deputy health minister Vaughan Gething says the Welsh government needs to be more effective in communicating with the public about the NHS.

Navy probes Trident safety claims

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:59
The Royal Navy is investigating claims by a submariner that security and safety procedures around the Trident nuclear submarines are inadequate.

Unite union boss hits back at Murphy

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 12:55
The head of the Unite union hits back at claims by outgoing Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy that he was the "kiss of death" for the party.

VIDEO: Morgan: 'We will intervene in schools'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:29
The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, says schools classed as "coasting" will face quicker direct intervention by the government.

VIDEO: Burnham: 'Bring forward EU vote'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:18
Labour party leadership contender Andy Burnham has called for the promised referendum on Britain's membership of the EU to be brought forward, to avoid a prolonged period of uncertainty.

VIDEO: 'Nobody wants Nigel Farage to go'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:10
Deputy leader Suzanne Evans has said that nobody wants UKIP leader Nigel Farage to stand down, but that the party needs to "diversify" and become "more inclusive".

How pre-election polls got it wrong

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 09:56
Why did the pre-election polls get it so wrong?

MSPs urge compulsory climate reports

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 09:52
Public sector bodies in Scotland should be forced to report climate emissions targets and progress, a Holyrood committee recommends.

Labour 'facing greatest crisis'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 05:53
The MP leading the review into Labour's election defeat tells the BBC the party is facing arguably the greatest crisis in its history.

Carswell clarifies comments on Farage

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 03:43
Nigel Farage should take a break "as leader" of UKIP but not a break from being leader, the party's only MP Douglas Carswell says.

Coasting schools 'must improve'

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 00:10
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says new powers to sack head teachers in coasting schools will show "it is not OK to be just above the level of failing".

VIDEO: Carswell: Farage should take a break

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 22:15
UKIP's only MP, Douglas Carswell, has said that it is important that the party's leader Nigel Farage takes a break "as leader" but not "from being leader."

Tributes as ex-Conservative MP dies

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 14:25
Tributes are paid to former Conservative MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, Sir Peter Fry, who has died at the age of 83.

Bryant wants Cooper as Labour leader

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 10:20
Labour MP for Rhondda Chris Bryant is backing Yvette Cooper in her bid to become party leader after Ed Miliband stepped down following the election.

A history of political plots

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 09:36
Attempted coups, bungled bids, and what happened next

White collar jobs call by Morgan

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:23
Wales desperately needs more people in white collar jobs, and Labour needs to learn how to appeal to them, according to former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.

Co-op Group to vote on party funding

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 05:10
The Co-operative Group is to vote on whether to continue financially supporting the Co-operative Party, which has strong ties to Labour.

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