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NHS: Where will the money come from?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:30
Where will the money come from to fund the big changes needed?

Charge over Commons marble throwing

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:11
A man who was escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during Prime Minister's Questions is to appear in court.

Commons mice 'out of control'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:21
The House of Commons Commission rejects an offer of a rescue cat to deal with its 'significant rodent problem'.

VIDEO: Will EU back UK's immigration plans?

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:07
As European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, Ben Wright asks if David Cameron use the opportunity to push for limits on the freedom of movement within the Union.

Push for city powers poses questions

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:52
England's big cities look likely to get more powers - but how much influence will their voters get?

VIDEO: Jeremy Hunt welcomes NHS report

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:14
Jeremy Hunt welcomes a report which says drastic change is needed if the NHS is to avoid an annual shortfall.

Fire victim, 3, ambulance delay probe

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:01
The family of a three-year-old girl who died after a house fire are demanding to know why an ambulance was not available to help her.

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:09
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

Fresh questions for abuse inquiry head

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:53
Fiona Woolf, head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse, faces more questions from MPs over her suitability for the post.

'No quick fix' for ambulance targets

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:01
Missed target times for ambulance emergency calls can be turned around but there is "no imminent fix", warns the new head of the service in Wales.

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:56
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.

'More to do' on disabled hate crimes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:45
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:40
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Stability 'returning to economy'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 00:26
The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report.

VIDEO: Juncker firm on EU migration rules

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:26
Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, has insisted that rules on freedom of movement in Europe cannot be changed.

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:18
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

UK 'should review Commons security'

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 21:02
A former cabinet minister calls for a review of UK parliamentary security procedures after a series of shootings in Canada.

Reasons to be cheerful from IDS?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:20
Is Iain Duncan Smith giving the cabinet reasons to be cheerful?

New hereditary peer elected to Lords

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:49
The great-grandson of former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith is elected as a new hereditary member of the House of Lords.

Juncker: Migration rules must stay

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 17:39
EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.

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