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Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 04:55
Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.

Salmond seeks Treasury investigation

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 00:03
The first minister asks for an investigation into allegations that the Treasury disclosed market-sensitive information about RBS.

Tory Brooks Newmark to quit as MP

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:35
Tory MP Brooks Newmark, who quit as a minister over explicit images, says he is to stand down at the next election over "media intrusion".

VIDEO: Hundreds join protest over trade deal

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:23
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Parliament Square to demonstrate against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Scheme 'could see 6,000 jobs lost'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:44
A voluntary redundancy scheme for public servants could result in the loss of 6,000 jobs, the union NIPSA has warned.

UKIP seat in assembly 'likely'

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:12
UKIP could have its first AM when the Welsh assembly elections are held in 2016, an academic says.

Former SNP MSP defects to Greens

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:09
The former nationalist MSP John Finnie joins the Scottish Green Party at the start of its annual conference.

AUDIO: Should UK recognise Palestine as a state?

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:23
MPs are to take part in an historic vote in Parliament that will call on the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

VIDEO: UKIP's Farage back on campaign trail

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:48
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to campaign in Kent on Saturday as the Conservatives and Labour come under pressure to respond to his party's victory in the Clacton by-election.

Food rating plan for takeaway orders

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:20
Customers ordering takeaway food over the phone would be encouraged to ask for the outlet's food hygiene ratings, if new rules get the go-ahead.

UKIP's Farage back on campaign trail

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 04:38
Nigel Farage campaigns in Rochester and Strood, as the main political parties consider their response to UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election.

MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:54
MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.

Councils call for fly-tipping powers

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:58
Councils in England and Wales should gain new powers to impose on-the-spot fines to tackle fly-tipping, the Local Government Association says.

Greens expect record conference

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 00:06
The Scottish Greens say they expect their largest-ever conference as they begin to gather in Edinburgh.

Robinson to avoid NI talks 'circus'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:48
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.

Farage: UKIP could hold key to power

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:32
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.

Lib Dems brush aside poll results

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:25
A senior Lib Dem says he is confident about the future despite the party's second worst by-election result since 1945.

VIDEO: What businesses want from Europe

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:56
British Chambers of Commerce views on trading and exporting to Europe and UK relations with the EU.

UKIP leader defends HIV remarks

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:47
Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.

VIDEO: Which way is political wind blowing?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:38
Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.

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