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Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

1 hour 31 min ago
The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

'Window of opportunity' for Wales

3 hours 33 min ago
Wales now has a "window of opportunity" to rebalance wealth and power in the UK, Plaid Cymru's leader is expected to tell her party's conference later.

UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

9 hours 4 min ago
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because of the country's relative economic health.

VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

9 hours 47 min ago
Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:51
Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Salmond considers Westminster return

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:06
Alex Salmond says he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election.

Tories choose by-election candidate

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 20:52
The Conservative Party chooses Kelly Tolhurst as its candidate for the Rochester and Strood by-election.

NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:03
Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Primodos papers will be published

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:01
The government will set up an independent panel to look at evidence on a hormonal pregnancy test which some fear caused birth defects.

Hammond: UK analysing Canada attack

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:37
British agencies are examining the attack on the Canadian parliament for possible implications on the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

MPs reject bid to scrap fixed terms

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:34
MPs reject a plan to repeal the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act that would have brought back the PM's right to choose an election date.

VIDEO: Intelligence and Security Committee

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:05
Former GCHQ chief gives evidence on privacy and security.

VIDEO: 'Need to get more serious about health'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:26
Simon Stevens on the changes needed in the way health services are provided to help close most of the funding gap.

Dog show prompts MPs' Gove questions

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:12
William Hague defends Michael Gove against claims he is not working hard enough - before being told he was at a dog show.

VIDEO: Top MPs at political website's birthday

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:46
Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and David Cameron help political website Guido Fawkes celebrate 10 years onlline.

Labour promises new immigration laws

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:43
Ed Miliband promises to bring in an immigration bill creating "clear, credible and concrete changes" within months if Labour wins next year's general election.

Lorry tax take bigger than expected

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:51
A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.

VIDEO: Who is the top dog at Westminster?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:44
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.

Lunch with Len McCluskey, union baron (and Downton fan)

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:15
Unite chief on his life, Miliband and why he likes Downton Abbey

NHS: Where will the money come from?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:30
Where will the money come from to fund the big changes needed?

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