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Youngest MP awarded honours degree

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:04
The youngest MP to sit in the House of Commons for almost 350 years is awarded a first class honours degree in politics from the University of Glasgow.

Cameron accepts treaty change delay

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 18:51
David Cameron has accepted it may not be possible to change the EU's treaties before the UK's in/out referendum on the EU, the BBC understands.

Welfare resolution hopes 'bleak'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:59
The Secretary of State has said chances for a resolution of the welfare impasse are looking "increasingly bleak".

VIDEO: Foreign aid spending under scrutiny

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 15:27
The Foreign Office has launched a review into whether its overseas aid is being used "effectively".

Mundell and Swinney quizzed by MSPs

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:25
The Scottish secretary and Scotland's peputy first minister both appear before MSPs to argue their case over further devolution powers.

UK GM wheat 'does not repel pests'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 14:00
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.

VIDEO: Rail upgrade 'too ambitious'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:45
The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects planned for Network Rail.

UK's population increases to 64.6m

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:05
The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to almost 64.6m, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Great Western line 'a top priority'

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:05
Electrifying the Great Western line is "a top priority", the transport secretary says, as he announces a rethink of a £38bn programme to overhaul Britain's railways.

UK reins back £38.5bn rail upgrade

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:48
The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects that were part of a planned £38.5bn upgrade of Network Rail.

VIDEO: Labour MP speaks out over death threats

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:19
Paula Sherriff says she received rape and death threats after releasing a statement on Britain's youngest suicide bomber earlier this month.

'Green' bank sale process to begin

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 12:00
The UK's "green" bank, which invests in environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, is to be part-privatised, the government confirmed on Thursday.

Best case oil tax forecast is £10bn

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:21
North sea oil and gas tax revenue for the next four years could be as small as £2.4bn or as high as £10.8bn, a Scottish government report says.

Queen stresses need for Europe unity

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:06
The Queen speaks of the need for unity in Europe, and the danger of division, in a speech to German and UK leaders at a state banquet in Berlin.

Clegg has 'no regrets' over coalition

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:57
Nick Clegg insists he has "no regrets" about entering coalition with the Tories in 2010 in his first post-election interview.

Child poverty recorded at 2.3m

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:43
Number of children classed as living in relative poverty in UK is 2.3m, lowest level since 1980s, government says

Foreign Office to review aid spending

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:17
The UK Foreign Office has launched a review into whether its overseas aid is being spent "effectively".

MSPs set to back airgun licence move

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 09:06
MSPs at Holyrood are set to back new rules requiring airgun owners in Scotland to hold a licence.

Will more free childcare fuel baby boom?

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:23
The impact of free childcare on population size

Children's homes staff skill concern

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 06:16
Almost half of the children's homes in Wales are failing to meet the minimum threshold for qualified staff.

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