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MP seeks debate on new porn laws

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:50
New restrictions on online British porn content shown in the UK should be debated by Parliament, says Lib Dem Julian Huppert.

Council exec loan cars cost £115k

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:18
A lease hire car scheme for more than 20 managers costs a west Wales authority more than £115,000, it admits.

The speech that remembered the deficit

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:47
Nick Robinson on the problem Miliband's speech is targeting

Cameron determined to clinch NI deal

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 06:45
Prime Minister David Cameron says he is determined to do everything he can to secure agreement in cross-party talks in Northern Ireland.

Law targets online child abusers

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 06:34
A new offence is to be created to stop paedophiles soliciting explicit photos from children via mobile phones or the internet, the prime minister says.

Mental health job scheme 'damaging'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:56
Unemployed people with mental health problems should be moved from welfare-to-work schemes to specialist programmes, according to the charity Mind.

Warning over new tax body delays

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:55
Scotland's new tax collection agency is criticised by auditors over delays in recruiting staff and developing computer systems.

VIDEO: Hamilton on 'dirty tricks' against him

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:01
Disgraced former Tory minister Neil Hamilton withdraws from a UKIP selection process, claiming there is a "dirty tricks" campaign against him.

VIDEO: Salmond: SNP could work with Sinn Fein

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:12
The former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond has told BBC Newsnight he believes that SNP could play a decisive role in forming the next UK government - for the first time in a generation.

Miliband: Deficit a test for Labour

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 22:05
Labour leader Ed Miliband will promise a "tough but balanced" approach to cutting the £90bn deficit, when he sets out his plans in a speech.

Hamilton quits UKIP candidate vote

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 21:38
Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton withdraws from the selection process to become a prospective parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Essex.

Sturgeon has first meeting with Queen

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:52
Nicola Sturgeon has her first audience with the Queen since becoming Scotland's first minister.

Tony Blair summoned to MPs' inquiry

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:47
Tony Blair is summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry to be questioned about how his government dealt with paramilitary suspects.

Tax powers on the way as bill passes

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:42
Tax powers are on their way to Wales as a bill paving the way to further devolution is passed.

Osborne hosts kids' Christmas party

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:41
George Osborne is joined by celebrities as he hosts a Christmas party for seriously ill children at 11 Downing Street.

NHS 'in trouble' without migrants

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 18:36
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:24
The committee takes evidence for its scrutiny of the Autumn Statement.

PM Cameron visits Auschwitz camp

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:08
Prime Minister David Cameron lights a candle at a memorial for Holocaust victims as he visits the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

UKIP's Bird v Bolter row: What do we know?

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:49
Chris Mason explains what we know about Bird v Bolter

'Narked' MP erases Tory from photo

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:18
Somerset MP Ian Liddell-Grainger admits the image of a Tory council leader was removed from an official photo as he was "narked" with him.

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