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Carrier bag charge cuts use by 147m

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:52
Making people in Scotland pay 5p for carrier bags reduces their use by 147 million in the first year.

Rudd criticised for climate plans

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 00:37
The energy and climate change secretary is accused of "grotesque hypocrisy" ahead of a speech she will deliver about the government's plan to tackle climate change.

Don't leave the EU, Obama tells UK

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 23:15
The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.

Corbyn urges end to 'silly remarks'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 22:17
Jeremy Corbyn has responded to his critics in the Labour leadership contest by calling for an end to "silly remarks".

Funding for Green Deal scheme ended

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 17:44
The government announces it is to cease funding for the Green Deal, spelling the end for its flagship energy household efficiency programme.

MP given six-month driving ban

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 15:59
MP Richard Graham has been banned from driving for six months, after admitting to a speeding offence in the Cotswolds.

Cuts not 'end of world' for Wales

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 14:38
Proposed UK budget cuts do not mean "the world will come to an end" for Wales, insists the prime minister.

VIDEO: Constituents' privacy 'must be protected'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:28
Green party politician Jenny Jones explains why she is challenging the lawfulness of bulk interception of MPs' electronic data.

Foodbank defends Mundell decision

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:34
A charity defends its decision to invite Scotland's only Conservative MP to open a new foodbank in Dumfries

Blair's 1980s warning evokes memories of Foot

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:31
Blair's 1980s warning evokes memories of Foot

PM makes appeal to Aston Martin

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:56
Prime Minister David Cameron appeals for Aston Martin to open new plant in Wales.

VIDEO: Kendall: 'I've always been an outsider'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:42
Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall insists she will not pull out of the race and will be "fighting for what I believe in till the very end".

Prescott tells Blair to 'calm down'

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:49
Labour former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott criticises Tony Blair's intervention in the Labour leadership contest, telling him to "calm down".

Kendall: I won't quit Labour contest

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:39
Labour contender Liz Kendall dismisses calls for her to pull out of the race and back another candidate to stop Jeremy Corbyn winning.

Analysis: What's happening to Labour?

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:00
Post-election angst or a deeper malaise?

Kincora claims in cabinet papers

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:56
A new batch of files referring to allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in east Belfast is released by the government.

Search finds child abuse documents

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 07:39
A Cabinet Office search unearths a letter from MI5 about historical child sexual abuse claims which says the risk of "political embarrassment" was "greater than the security danger".

£390m armoured vehicle deal revealed

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:38
The prime minister announces a £390m contract to service armoured fighting vehicles in Merthyr Tydfil, bringing 250 highly-skilled jobs, ahead of a visit to Wales.

Surveillance of MPs' data challenged

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 02:24
Three politicians will challenge the lawfulness of the intelligence services' bulk interception of electronic data at a hearing later.

Cuts put free museum entry in doubt

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:19
Council-funded museums and galleries across the UK are considering scrapping free entry as cuts bite, the head of the Museums Association says.

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