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Cameron seeks EU benefits 'brake' change

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:49
David Cameron will put forward changes to a proposed "emergency brake" on in-work benefits for EU migrants when he meets a senior EU official later.

Sentencing race divide under scrutiny

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 03:20
David Cameron asks a Labour MP to examine why black offenders are more likely to be jailed than white offenders in English and Welsh courts.

Oxbridge places 'elude local students'

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 01:54
Poor children in the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge have less chance of good grades than those in London's most deprived boroughs, says a report.

Review of NHS drugs assessment ordered

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 00:33
An independent review is to be carried out into the way drugs are assessed for use on the NHS in Scotland.

Prison 'as bad as you can imagine'

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 10:14
Prison is not "soft" but is "as bad as you could possibly imagine", Nick Hardwick, the outgoing chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales, says.

Cross-border trains 'threat' dismissed

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 08:15
Concerns direct cross-border rail services could be under threat due to devolution are dismissed by Wales' transport minister.

Lawson calls for corporate tax reform

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 04:19
Former Chancellor Lord Lawson calls for radical reform of how big companies are taxed in response to the row about Google's arrangements in the UK.

SNP holds disabled members conference

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:09
The SNP is to hold a conference for disabled party members as opposition politicians attack the party's record in government.

Liberal Democrat Lord Roper dies

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 21:29
Liberal Democrat peer and former chief whip Lord Roper dies aged 80 after a long battle with illness.

Call to reveal legal aid costs rejected

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 19:35
Calls to reveal how much public money was spent on abandoned proposals to reform legal aid are rejected by the government.

VIDEO: How would a migrant tax credit delay work?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 19:27
The BBC's Christian Fraser explains how the UK is trying to delay paying new migrants in-work benefits

'Return to Wales or repay grants' call

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 17:37
Welsh students who go to university elsewhere in the UK should return home to work for three years or repay their grants, a leading Labour figure says.

Cosla rejects government funding deal

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:08
The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities urges councils to reject the Scottish government's funding settlement offer.

MP says sex attacks like 'heckling'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:53
An MP has been criticised for downplaying the Cologne sex attacks by comparing them to the heckling of women in Birmingham.

Lord of the Rings star wants EU vote

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:50
A Lord of the Rings star launches a petition demanding the right to vote in the European Union referendum for those living in British Crown Dependencies.

Rowling 'may sue MP' over Twitter row

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:28
JK Rowling suggests she may sue for defamation after an MP accuses the Harry Potter author of defending "abusive misogynist trolls" on Twitter.

Wild bird eggs law set to change again

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 09:29
The UK and Welsh governments are backing a change in the law to the possession of wild bird eggs in England and Wales.

UK's £1bn warships face engine refit

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 07:26
The entire fleet of the Royal Navy's most modern warship is to be fitted with new engines because of persistent breakdowns.

McGimpsey to stand down from Assembly

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 07:13
Former Ulster Unionist minister Michael McGimpsey is standing down from the Northern Ireland Assembly after representing South Belfast for the last 18 years.

Assembly TV debates 'need six parties'

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 06:22
Six political parties should take part in television debates before May's assembly election, the Electoral Reform Society says.

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