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Apprentices get 'exploitative wages'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:46
A report says apprentices are paid 'exploitative rates' and need to be paid better if the programme is to solve youth unemployment

Mandelson warns on tuition fee move

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:42
Labour's former Business Secretary Peter Mandelson says the party should wait until after the election before committing to a new tuition fees policy.

MoD signs warship development deal

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 16:05
The Ministry of Defence signs a £859m deal to support the development of the next generation of Royal Navy warships.

PM slams 'weak and spineless' Labour

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:52
Prime Minister David Cameron attacks Labour as "weak and spineless" in a speech to the Scottish Tory conference.

Police helicopter bases to close

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:42
Two police helicopter bases in Wales are to close as a result of cuts by the National Police Air Service.

VIDEO: PM tells of his 'ultimate nightmare'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 15:39
Prime Minister David Cameron describes his "ultimate nightmare scenario" as a Labour and SNP coalition following May's general election.

Married tax break registration opens

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:49
A scheme to offer tax breaks to some married couples and civil partners opens for registration before it comes into force in April.

'Difficult' maternity move defended

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:23
A controversial decision to suspend consultant care for mothers-to-be at Glan Clwyd Hospital is defended by health officials.

Scots MP warning on Labour/SNP pact

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:56
Scotland's only Conservative MP David Mundell tells his party conference that a post-election Labour/SNP power deal would be a disaster for the UK.

VIDEO: Greece crisis: UK economy at 'risk'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:49
The ongoing stand-off in the eurozone over Greece's debts poses a risk to Britain's economic stability, Chancellor George Osborne has warned.

UK finances show £8.8bn surplus

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:36
UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

Night Tube to run on most lines

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:36
Night-time services are to run at weekends on most Tube lines, the London Overground and Docklands Light Railway, it is announced.

GP training call to meet demand

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 10:09
More young doctors need to be trained as GPs, especially to solve shortages in rural and deprived areas, AMs say.

Eurozone set for vital Greece talks

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:24
Eurozone finance ministers are preparing for a crunch meeting in Brussels to try to solve the crisis over Greece's bail-out.

VIDEO: Scottish Tory conference 2015

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:15
Live coverage of the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Edinburgh.

Many private parking fines 'illegal'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 07:31
Millions of pounds of private parking fines could have been charged illegally, according to a report published by the RAC Foundation.

US and UK 'hacked Sim card firm'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 05:26
US and British spies illegally hacked a top Sim card firm to steal codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.

UK and Europe 'badly misread Russia'

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 02:37
Britain and European diplomats are accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.

Scots Tories 'parent power' call

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:41
Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson is to call for a "parent power" shake-up of education in a speech to her party conference.

Council to outsource all services

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 22:48
Northamptonshire County Council approves £68m of cuts and introduces plan to outsource all services and redeploy thousands of staff members.