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Email error reveals bank's EU project

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 01:46
The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.

Sturgeon condemns leak 'dirty tricks'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:18
Nicola Sturgeon calls on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after he admits being behind the leak of a memo ahead of the election.

Balls 'not dashing back to politics'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 17:01
Ed Balls rules out an early return to frontline politics and says Labour should have been more "pro-business" in an exclusive interview with Nick Robinson.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:47
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

SNP chairs two Commons committees

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 13:07
The SNP will chair two House of Commons select committees at Westminster, it is announced.

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:51
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

UK sells off unused net addresses

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:33
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.

Knighthood for ex-minister Pickles

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:10
Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.

Dugdale to stand as Labour leader

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:05
Labour's Kezia Dugdale confirms she will stand for the leadership of her party in Scotland when Jim Murphy steps down next month.

AMs will receive a £10,000 pay rise

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 11:04
The basic salary for assembly members in Wales will rise from £54,000 to £64,000 in 2016, it is confirmed.

Labour at risk of 'impotence'

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:58
An ex-adviser to Welsh Labour ministers warns the party needs a "revolution" to avoid being condemned to "impotence" in British politics.

Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 10:26
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.

Will London's mayor put the brakes on Uber?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 08:43
In a move likely to be popular with London's black cab drivers, Boris Johnson is backing laws which could restrict growth of the taxi app Uber.

Cameron to begin EU reform talks

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:16
Prime Minister David Cameron is to begin discussions with other European leaders on his plans to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU.

Charles to visit NI peace centre

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:22
Prince Charles is to visit Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre on the final day of his visit to the island of Ireland.

£7.6m extra for child mental health

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:06
An extra £7.6m a year will be invested to improve mental health services for children and young people.

UK and the EU: Better off out or in?

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:33
The main economic arguments for and against Britain's EU membership.

Free-school expansion plans launched

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 01:07
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan begins the process of creating more free schools, which she describes as "engines of social justice".

Cancer patients 'may be put at risk'

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:16
More than 50 professors and consultants at Scotland's largest cancer hospital warn patients could be put at risk by a change of services.

SNP secures Trident safety debate

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:53
The safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system is to be debated in the House of Commons next week.