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VIDEO: Tory highs and lows in the last year

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:07
BBC footage recalls some of the highs and lows for David Cameron and the Conservative Party over the last 12 months.

Death of ex-UUP MLA George Savage

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:56
Tributes are paid to George Savage, the former Ulster Unionist MLA for Upper Bann who has died at the age of 72.

UK's Lord Hill faces key EU job test

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:35
The UK's nominee to the European Commission for financial services oversight, Lord Hill, prepares for tough questioning in the European Parliament.

Conservative donor switching to UKIP

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:26
Conservative Party donor Arron Banks is set to announce he is joining UKIP.

VIDEO: Tories remain upbeat, says Hague

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:25
William Hague tells the BBC that Conservative party donor Arron Banks, who is set to defect to UKIP, is "not a senior figure in this party".

VIDEO: Cameron vow to protect NHS spending

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 07:07
Funding for the NHS in England will be protected from cuts for five years if the Conservatives win next year's general election, David Cameron is to say.

Cameron vow to protect NHS spending

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:10
David Cameron will vow to protect the NHS in England from cuts for five years in his closing speech to the Tory conference.

UK funds Ebola clinics in S Leone

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 04:04
Pilot triage clinics are being funded to help tackle the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, UK officials say.

Constance to launch SNP deputy bid

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 01:16
Scottish Youth Employment secretary Angela Constance is launching her bid to be SNP deputy leader with a focus on making the case for independence.

MP quit story 'not fishing' exercise

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:25
The journalist behind a story that caused a Tory minister to stand down was not on a "fishing expedition", says the blog he works for, Guido Fawkes.

The energy minister and the tweet

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:53
Did Tory minister really mean to criticise new policy on Twitter?

RAF jets strike first IS targets

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:45
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Brown calls for 'promises' petition

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:26
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.

EU flag 'burnt' at Tory conference

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:22
A makeshift European Union flag is burnt at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.

NHS's extra £425m over two years

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:18
The Welsh NHS is to get an extra £425m to spend over the next two years, Finance Minister Jane Hutt announces.

Social media data 'could be used against you'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:10
How your pics (or health app) could void your insurance

Pendleton in Tory sports message

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 17:07
Former Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton speaks about the benefits of school sport in a surprise appearance at the Tory conference.

Police to review firearms policy

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:44
The controversial policy allowing police firearms officers to routinely carry guns will be reviewed by the national force, the BBC learns.

Benefits freeze - number crunching

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:32
Is the impact of the proposed freeze being overstated?

Morgan's workload promise to teachers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 16:31
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan held out an olive branch to the teaching profession in England with the promise to reduce their workload.