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Archbishop issues terror asylum plea

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 05:17
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.

Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 02:41
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.

Experts argue for drink price plan

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:22
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.

Former Conservative minister dies

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:17
Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family says.

Campaigns focus on jobs and families

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 13:17
Alex Salmond talks of a "jobs gap" in Better Together's campaign while those backing the Union say independence would "cost families dear".

Rolling road closures for Nato march

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:21
People are warned of "considerable disruption" ahead of a planned protest in Newport on Saturday opposing the Nato summit being held in the city.

George Galloway leaves hospital

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:32
George Galloway leaves hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered in an attack that his spokesman believes was prompted by the MP's views on Israel.

Cameron and Clegg to hold terror talks

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:14
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are meeting for intense talks on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.

Lib Dems pledge paternity leave hike

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:14
The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.

George Galloway attacked on street

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:14
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 16:48
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

Egged MP suspends campaign tour

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:50
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "coordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.

UK's terror threat level raised

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:42
The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

Who's next? Tory MPs linked to UKIP

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:31
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP

Stormont's budget row explained

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:58
Stormont's budget row explained

Jarrow Crusade revived for NHS

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:09
NHS campaigners are marching the 280 miles from Jarrow to London

Salmond: Eurosceptics 'are damaging'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:50
The Scottish first minister claims the "politics of Euroscepticism" at Westminster are "deeply damaging" for Scotland.

Health cuts could be 'catastrophic'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:56
Potential cuts to the health service outlined in a paper seen by the BBC could be "catastrophic" to patient care, a Northern Ireland GP says.

GCHQ protest over surveillance case

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:54
The first of three days of protest by online activists is due to take place at the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

Summit 'momentous' in Wales' history

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 08:40
First Minister Carwyn Jones says next week's Nato summit in Newport will be a "momentous occasion in the history of Wales".