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Glasgow council leader stands down

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:23
The leader of Glasgow City Council, Gordon Matheson, announces he will stand down next month.

'Powerhouse' promise to Welsh firms

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 06:21
North Wales is set to benefit from an economic boost to the "northern powerhouse" region of England, Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns says.

I could work with Burnham - Corbyn

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 05:44
Jeremy Corbyn says he could work with Andy Burnham should the latter be elected Labour leader, while Lord Kinnock warns against being a party of "perpetual demonstration".

GM crop ban 'threatens research'

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 00:10
Scientists, universities and farming leaders write to Scotland's rural affairs secretary raising concerns about a ban on growing GM crops.

Kinnock in 'protest party' warning

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 22:33
In an interview with BBC Newsnight, former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has warned the party against returning to an era of "perpetual demonstration".

Call for EU to act on milk crisis

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 18:46
Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill urges the European Union to act swiftly to support dairy farmers.

Why 'Stop Corbyn' schemes won't work

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 16:24
Why tactical voting against left wing Labour hopeful won't work

VIDEO: Cooper: 'I can beat Jeremy Corbyn'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 13:50
Labour's Yvette Cooper says she can beat leading left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn to win the party's leadership election, as ballot papers begin to arrive.

'Worst deal' BBC funding warning

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:33
The BBC needs to give Wales an extra £30m to make programmes which properly reflect the lives of its people, the first minister says.

What's behind the Jobseekers' 'boot camp'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 12:15
If you're 18 to 21 and want to claim Jobseekers' Allowance, you're going to have to complete a series of courses in order to receive your benefits.

Dugdale calls for 'new Labour faces'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:31
The newly-elected leader of Scottish Labour wants "new faces" to join the party and "stand for us" at next year's Holyrood election.

VIDEO: Burnham: 'I would involve Corbyn'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:24
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham says that, if he wins the contest, he will involve the left-winger Jeremy Corbyn in his team "from the outset"

VIDEO: Labour's Burnham makes speech

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 09:46
Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham is making a speech in which he is expected to say he wants to involve Mr Corbyn in rebuilding the party.

VIDEO: Farmers and ministers in milk talks

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:25
Farming leaders meet government ministers in London on Monday to discuss what they have described as a "crisis" in the dairy industry.

VIDEO: Army 'should end malaria drug use'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 07:17
The Ministry of Defence is urged to stop providing a controversial anti-malaria tablet to British soldiers after it is linked to severe depression and other mental illnesses.

Alcohol abuse rise sparks price call

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 06:16
More than half of people referred for help with substance misuse in Wales have alcohol problems, prompting calls for a minimum pricing.

Ministers should 'stop BBC pressure'

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:32
Politicians should stop pressurising the BBC and the public should have more of a say in its future, the BBC Trust's chairwoman says.

First Labour leader votes to be cast

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 02:02
The first votes in Labour's leadership contest are to be cast, with ballot papers arriving by post on Monday morning.

Warning over low UK interest rates

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 00:46
Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes warns that keeping interest rates low for too long could harm the UK's economy.

Dugdale election 'mandate for change'

Sun, 08/16/2015 - 17:36
New Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says she will make key decisions about the party's direction in Scotland.