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VIDEO: Scotland Decides: 5 live debate

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:25
Victoria Derbyshire presents live from Caird Hall, Dundee with an audience debate ahead of Scotland's Referendum on independence.

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:20
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

Clegg defends UK terror response

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:20
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.

VIDEO: 'Free school meals boost performance'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:08
Nick Clegg says free hot school lunches for pupils in England will have a "dramatic effect on educational performance".

Human trafficking rises in Cardiff

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 07:52
Human trafficking in Cardiff is increasing year-on-year, with women being exploited for sex and children forced to work, says a new report.

Student hardship fund 'cut by £1.3m'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:37
Money made available to the poorest students in Northern Ireland's further education colleges is cut by over a third - falling by £1.3m over the past five years, the BBC has learned.

Terror plan 'rehash of old policies'

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 05:45
A former terror suspect criticises government anti-terrorism plans as "rehashing of old policies" which will "disenfranchise" UK Muslims.

Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 02:43
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

MP Jim Murphy resuming campaign tour

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:29
Labour MP Jim Murphy is resuming his street tour of Scotland ahead of the independence referendum, following its suspension last week.

Brown issues warning over UK debt

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:20
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.

Thousands in late rush to vote

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 01:13
Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.

China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 21:00
Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:49
Speaker Bercow announces a "pause" in the recruitment of a new Commons clerk, amid a row.

Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:32
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: PM 'wrong to abolish control orders'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:56
The Labour leader has said he will offer broad support to government plans to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK.

VIDEO: Bercow orders clerk recruitment 'pause'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 17:10
John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

VIDEO: Who wants to see MPs get a soaking?

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:02
Tory Peter Bone, Labour's Seema Malhotra, and Lib Dem Tom Brake take the ice bucket challenge on live television.

VIDEO: Why voter registration is changing

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:02
The way the electoral register is being compiled is changing with a new system to cut ballot box fraud

Man denies assaulting MP Galloway

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:48
A 39-year-old man pleads not guilty to the religiously aggravated assault of MP George Galloway in a London street.

Darling: Vote is 'test of judgement'

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:14
The referendum is a test of "judgement over patriotism", says the chairman of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.

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