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Adams: Political process in trouble

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 13:55
The Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams says the Northern Ireland political process is in trouble and faces its greatest challenge since the Good Friday negotiations.

Brady and Rose among new life peers

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 10:31
Football boss Karren Brady and former Marks & Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose are among 22 new life peers.

Miliband: 'Come clean' on currency

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:53
Labour leader Ed Miliband calls on the Scottish government to spell out alternatives to currency union.

Lib Dems would end jail for drug use

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:23
The Lib Dems will vow to stop sending people to jail for drug possession in their 2015 election manifesto.

UK rules out Iraq military strikes

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 07:32
The UK will not be involved in the latest military action in northern Iraq, No 10 says, after the US authorised air strikes against Islamic militants.

Scots banks warned on currency union

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:50
Scottish banks might not be bailed out in a financial crisis if an independent Scotland had no formal currency union with the rest of the UK, a report says.

Thousands on nursery waiting lists

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:04
More than 12,000 babies and toddlers are on waiting lists for local authority nursery places, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Ministry experts paid thousands a day

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 21:59
At least 30 consultants worked in government departments last year on day rates of £1,000 to £2,000, figures obtained by Newsnight reveal.

UK to increase Ebola aid cash by £3m

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:40
The UK is to contribute more funds to help countries affected by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Foreign Office says.

'Distasteful' Falklands comments row

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 20:27
The Welsh Conservatives say First Minister Carwyn Jones should distance himself from 'distasteful' comments over the Falkland Islands' sovereignty.

No fun in the sun for politicians

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 19:52
Forget the sun and sangria - politicians keep up their profile with visits and announcements in what is traditionally the summer break.

UK to match £2m of Gaza donations

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:41
The British government will match the first £2m of public donations to an emergency appeal for people affected by the conflict in Gaza.

Police probe Galloway Israel remarks

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:22
Calls by George Galloway for Bradford to be "declared an Israel-free zone" are being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

Salmond says 'we're keeping pound'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:50
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond insists Scotland will retain Sterling under independence, in the face of continued opposition criticism.

No M4 relief road reversal says Hart

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:28
The transport minister says she will not reverse her decision on an M4 relief road around Newport in the face of a legal challenge.

Clegg: Mental health 'needs boost'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:02
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urges mental health research to be given the same attention as physical health, and makes a manifesto pledge to pour £50m into research.

Choir unites Germany and UK in song

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 14:31
When German and British politicians united in song

UK in arms export licence talks

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:19
UK Ministers are discussing whether to suspend arms export licences to Israel if the ceasefire in Gaza ends.

Celebrities call for Scots No vote

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:44
Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench urge Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.

Justice Department 'faces £47m cuts'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:53
Justice Minister David Ford says his department is facing a budget cut of at least £47m, once further cuts are brought in in October.