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Scots 'Better In EU' chairwoman named

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:05
A Scottish-based campaign to keep the UK in the EU names Prof Mona Siddiqui as the chairwoman of its advisory group.

Swinney vows fiscal framework scrutiny

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:02
The Scottish finance secretary says that key documents used to agree any new funding deal for Scotland will be published for scrutiny.

'Shameful' delays to £1bn tidal lagoon

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 08:08
Delays to a £1bn tidal energy project in Swansea are "shameful", Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron will tell the party's Welsh conference.

Councils should run services - Corbyn

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 05:13
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say.

Charities' government grant use curbed

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:14
Organisations that are given government grants will be banned from using the money to try to persuade ministers to change the law or increase spending.

Could John McDonnell ever be Labour leader?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:05
Why John McDonnell never ran for Labour leader - and is unlikely to in the future

MP faces solicitor's harassment claim

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:50
A married Conservative MP is facing a claim he harassed a former colleague when they worked at a London bank.

Scottish Labour unveils candidates list

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:56
Scottish Labour releases the names of its Regional List candidates for the Scottish Parliament election in May.

Muslim women 'stopped in Labour bids'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:25
A Muslim women's group writes to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claiming some women have been stopped from becoming councillors by Muslim men in their local party.

Public sector pay-offs face curbs

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:45
The government is to look at further ways of capping public sector pay-offs to "rein in" sums paid to managers.

German judges criticise EU trade plan

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 15:31
German judges oppose new courts for investors to sue governments, which would be set up under a EU-US trade deal.

UK brands Assange ruling 'ridiculous'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:39
The foreign secretary brands a UN panel's ruling calling for Julian Assange to be allowed to go free "ridiculous", as the Wikileaks founder demands the decision be respected.

Fast-talking MEPs lost in translation

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:20
A top EU official tells MEPs to speak slower and in their mother tongue to help struggling interpreters.

Row erupts between EU exit campaigns

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:58
Labour MP Kate Hoey quits Vote Leave, amid an ongoing row between the two groups vying to be the official EU exit campaign.

New child cancer care plans revealed

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 11:57
New plans to improve treatment for children and young people with cancer are outlined by Scotland's chief medical officer.

Traffic keeps Farage from Question Time

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:55
UKIP leader Nigel Farage misses his seat on BBC Question Time after getting caught in a traffic jam on the A1.

Assange should walk free, UN panel says

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 10:18
A UN panel says Wikileaks' Julian Assange should be allowed to walk free and compensated for his "deprivation of liberty" - a finding the UK will contest.

Bed-blocking 'costing NHS £900m a year'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 08:11
Delays in discharging patients out of hospitals in England is a "major problem", a report on how to save £5bn of NHS's annual budget by 2020 says.

Think tank supports income tax rise

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 07:46
Opposition party plans to raise income tax rates at Holyrood could reduce the impact of spending cuts by about a third, according to new analysis.

Lib Dems to 'get public services right'

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 06:37
The Welsh Liberal Democrats' leader pledges to be "relentlessly focussed on getting public services right", ahead of their spring conference in Cardiff.