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UK 'will join the euro' - Heseltine

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:23
Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine predicts the UK will join the euro one day.

AUDIO: John Prescott refers to 'Red Ed'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:22
Lord Prescott has referred top the Labour leader as 'Red Ed' during an interview on Radio 4's Today programme.

Stormont opposition plans outlined

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:09
Arrangements for a Stormont opposition could be put in place as early as March 2015, according to the government paper given to the parties last week.

Cancer patient 'moved home for drug'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:34
A Welsh cancer patient who waited three months for a drug moved to England and got it within 72 hours of registering with a GP, MPs are told.

VIDEO: Arterton and Blair back equal pay calls

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:29
There is a new wave of feminism says the actor Gemma Arterton backing an MP's call for equal pay for women.

England-only votes: the options

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:18
The options and what it will mean for the rest of the UK

VIDEO: Tory role on UK links to EEC and EU

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:03
Tories may have a more Eurosceptic appearance than most Westminster parties, but history shows a more Europhile tone.

Cheaper fuel cuts UK inflation to 1%

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:32
Lower fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.

Child car smoking ban bill launched

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:15
South of Scotland Lib Dem MSP Jim Hume is formally launching a bill at Holyrood to prevent smoking in cars when children are in them.

Kerry Smith resigns from UKIP

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:46
Kerry Smith resigns from the UK Independence Party after being forced to quit as a prospective parliamentary candidate.

NI parties set to continue talks

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:35
Further discussions are due to take place among Northern Ireland's political parties on Tuesday, ahead of formal talks with the British and Irish governments the following day.

Start GSCE maths courses sooner call

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 07:00
Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.

'English votes' plans to be unveiled

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 03:33
The government is expected to set out a range of proposals for introducing "English votes for English laws" later after the parties failed to reach agreement on the way forward.

MPs urge changes to new planning law

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:34
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.

Murphy to name new front bench team

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 00:46
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy will announce his new front bench team later, with new jobs for Iain Gray and Jenny Marra.

Councils flex muscle in search for local power

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 23:18
Councils flex muscle in search for local power

MPs back firefighter pension changes

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:29
Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions are backed by MPs.

UKIP secures control of £1.5m EU cash

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 21:05
UKIP has secured a share of more than £1.5m in EU funding normally set aside for parties promoting integration, Newsnight learns.

May wants more powerful abuse inquiry

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 20:04
An inquiry into historical child sex abuse should be able to compel witnesses to give evidence and have statutory powers, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.

VIDEO: May: 'Torture is abhorrent and wrong'

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:48
The Home Secretary Theresa May has rejected calls for a judge lead inquiry into whether British intelligence agents colluded in alleged torture by the CIA.