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Bercow 'open' to splitting Clerk job

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:34
John Bercow indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons Clerk into two amid a row with MPs over the job.

AUDIO: Councillor 'not aware' of child abuse

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:20
The deputy leader of Rotherham Council has said he was "not aware of the depth and breath of child exploitation" in the town.

Police chief ‘must quit over report’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:48
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire faces calls to resign in light of the damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

Primary school places budget squeeze

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:22
There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.

New vehicles for ambulance service

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:46
The Welsh Ambulance Service buys 41 new vehicles, in an upgrade of its fleet costing just under £4m.

General's Russia warning to West

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:27
Western Europe would struggle to defend itself against Russia because it has dismantled its military, a former Nato supreme commander warns.

Will the EU get a dream team?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:40
EU boss seeking women for top jobs in Brussels

Swinney says 'No currency, no debt'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:42
Finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed Scotland will not pay its share of the UK debt if it does not get a currency union after independence.

Anti-independence firms make case

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for Scottish independence “has not been made”.

Farage to fight Thanet seat for UKIP

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:29
Nigel Farage is chosen by UKIP members to contest the South Thanet seat in Kent at the 2015 general election.

VIDEO: Scotland Decides: Referendum Today

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:55
Sarah Smith presents Scotland Decides: Referendum Today, a programme looking at the issues around the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Does Scotland's currency clash matter?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:08
Why is the Scotland referendum debate so focused on the pound?

Churchill 'rejected' WW1 help plea

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:47
Army chief Lord Kitchener made a desperate plea to Winston Churchill for ammunition at the start of World War One, a newly unearthed letter reveals.

Former senator to meet NI parties

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:39
The former US Senator Gary Hart will meet representatives of the five Stormont Executive parties later this week as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland.

Commons clerk criticises Bercow plan

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:32
Outgoing Commons clerk Sir Robert Rogers says John Bercow's plan to split his role is "the wrong answer".

Analysis: The Prevent strategy and its problems

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:27
Why anti-extremism strategy is proving controversial

Name would-be jihadists, public urged

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:36
The UK's head of counter-terrorism calls for help to identify people who have travelled to Syria or shown signs of being radicalised.

Scottish NHS fails to meet targets

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:30
The Scottish NHS has failed to meet a range of government targets which monitor its performance, figures show.

France and the shadow of the euro

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:09
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis

Boris Johnson confirms target seat

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:05
London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.