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Nato summit a 'historic moment'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:36
The eyes of the world are on Wales as the Nato summit begins in Newport bringing together more than 60 heads of state and government.

Food Crime Unit to be set up in UK

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:34
Britain is to get a Food Crime Unit to fight the trade in fraudulent foods, following last year's horsemeat scandal.

Nuclear plants offline until winter

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:13
EDF Energy says that four nuclear reactors in the UK that were shut down for safety inspections could stay offline until the end of the year.

A&E human rights inquiry under way

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 06:29
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Inquiry into Emergency Health Care will begin on Thursday with the health minister and the chief medical officer due to give evidence.

PM and Obama unite in defiance of IS

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 05:27
David Cameron and Barack Obama say they are determined to "confront" militant group Islamic State (IS), as they prepare for a Nato summit in Wales.

Leaders focus on social justice

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 04:30
Labour leader Ed Miliband and First Minister Alex Salmond set out contrasting ways to achieve social justice in Scotland.

How did Scotland change so much?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 03:05
How a nation arrived at the crossroads

VIDEO: Europe's economy from both sides

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:43
The eurozone economies are still struggling for the most part, with most relying on Germany, whose economy is still strong.

What is Nato and would a Yes Scotland join it?

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:31
What is Nato and would a Yes Scotland join it?

VIDEO: Carswell: Tories are 'out-of-touch'

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 01:07
Douglas Carswell has said the Conservative party is run by "out-of-touch elites", as he campaigns for UKIP in the Clacton by-election

Call to end NHS-social care divide

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:38
The NHS and social care systems in England need to be merged in the most radical overhaul since they were created in the 1940s, a review says.

Sturgeon: No tuition fees ever

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 22:12
Scotland's deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she will never support bringing in tuition fees for Scottish university students.

VIDEO: Nicky Morgan: I will listen to teachers

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 21:07
ON a visit to a school in Sutton, south London, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has told the BBC she will continue to implement the reforms of Michael Gove.

'Vanishing migrants' claim rejected

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:38
The Home Office hits back at claims by a senior MP that immigrants who have failed border checks are escaping from holding pens and absconding.

Fox urges air strikes against IS

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 18:09
Ex-Defence Secretary Liam Fox says the UK should launch air strikes against Islamic State "sooner rather than later".

Morgan denies ability groups plan

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:47
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says there are no plans to oblige secondary schools to divide pupils into ability groups.

Man charged over Murphy egg incident

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 17:37
A 45-year-old man is arrested and charged over an incident in which Labour MP Jim Murphy was hit by an egg in Fife last week.

VIDEO: Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 16:39
The Liberal Democrats are promising 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out their policies ahead of the next general election.

VIDEO: Post-recess PMQs reviewed by MPs

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:57
The second killing of a US hostage which dominated PMQs is reviewed by the BBC's deputy political editor James Landale and MPs.

Farage 'turned my career to dust'

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:34
The UKIP politician overlooked as the party's candidate for Clacton in the wake of Douglas Carswell's defection accuses Nigel Farage of "turning my career to dust".