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Fresh questions for abuse inquiry head

13 hours 32 sec ago
Fiona Woolf, head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse, faces more questions from MPs over her suitability for the post.

'No quick fix' for ambulance targets

13 hours 52 min ago
Missed target times for ambulance emergency calls can be turned around but there is "no imminent fix", warns the new head of the service in Wales.

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

18 hours 57 min ago
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes

20 hours 8 min ago
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

20 hours 12 min ago
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Stability 'returning to economy'

20 hours 26 min ago
The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report.

VIDEO: Juncker firm on EU migration rules

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:26
Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, has insisted that rules on freedom of movement in Europe cannot be changed.

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:18
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

UK 'should review Commons security'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:02
A former cabinet minister calls for a review of UK parliamentary security procedures after a series of shootings in Canada.

Reasons to be cheerful from IDS?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:20
Is Iain Duncan Smith giving the cabinet reasons to be cheerful?

New hereditary peer elected to Lords

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:49
The great-grandson of former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith is elected as a new hereditary member of the House of Lords.

Juncker: Migration rules must stay

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:39
EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.

Tories split over Juncker's Commission

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:03
Tories in Brussels split over Juncker's Commission

Powell 'advice' examined by police

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:45
Police are examining if a former No 10 chief of staff potentially perverted the course of justice by advising a republican not to return to the UK.

Sharp fall in youth unemployment

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:22
The number of young people unemployed in Scotland is at its lowest level for six years, according to official data.

VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:15
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: UK immigration 'far too much'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:21
Pressure group Migration Watch UK says the level of immigration to the UK is 'far too much for what we can manage".

VIDEO: Woolf 'clearly not suitable for the role'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:12
Fiona Woolf is "clearly not suitable" to chair an inquiry into historical child abuse, says Labour MP Simon Danczuk.

PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:06
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.

Worcestershire's devolution debate

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:41
Worcestershire backs devolution plan for city regions as the debate over decentralisation of powers heats up.