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May 'should reflect' on doctor abuse

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 20:08
A former head of the UK's child protection unit says Theresa May should "reflect on her position" over the government's handling of the Myles Bradbury case.

Profile: Nicola Sturgeon's story

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:57
A profile of the woman tipped to succeed Alex Salmond?

Row brewing over English powers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:43
David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at odds over plans for English MPs to be given power over England-only issues.

Reward Wales, says ex-first minister

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:34
Wales should be rewarded for not putting the UK "through the mincer" of a referendum on independence, former first minister Rhodri Morgan says, after Scotland voted to stay in the UK.

Politicians react to Salmond exit

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:32
Departing First Minister Alex Salmond is praised by David Cameron as his deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, says it would be a "privilege" to lead the SNP.

VIDEO: What next for the UK constitution?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:18
The UK government's focus will now be on how it delivers its promise of more powers for the Scottish parliament.

Queen urges referendum 'respect'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 19:12
The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.

VIDEO: Salmond 'formidable' - Miliband

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:31
Ed Miliband has described SNP leader Alex Salmond as a "formidable politician", and pledged for change in the way the country is governed.

Salmond to go after Scotland No vote

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:52
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence.

Miliband queries PM devolution plan

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:47
Ed Miliband signals he will not sign up to David Cameron's plan for a new UK-wide devolution settlement before the 2015 election.

Change how we're governed - Greens

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 16:35
The Green Party sets out plans for a People's Constitutional Convention to fundamentally change the way the UK is governed.

Midlands cities want more powers

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 15:53
After the historic referendum vote in Scotland, English cities press for more devolution.

What is the 'English Question'?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:34
What it is and why it's not been answered. Yet.

VIDEO: Barnett Formula 'declining in importance'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:24
The Barnett Formula is "actually declining in importance" and has been since devolution, says the defence secretary.

VIDEO: Tory MP: We want proper federal system

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:16
A Tory MP calls for a "proper federal system" with an English first minister, in addition to the UK prime minister.

VIDEO: Highlights of Indyref day and night

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:26
Highlights of some of the BBC images of polling day and the counting through the night for the Scottish referendum.

Whitehall must give up powers - Clegg

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:16
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the Scottish referendum has opened the doors to greater devolution across the UK.

More power for English cities?

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:01
English cities and councils want more power but do the public?

VIDEO: English voters 'picking up a big bill'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:18
UKIP's leader says the package of extra powers on offer to Scottish voters is a "panic measure" from the prime minister.

The Alex Salmond story

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:16
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader