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AUDIO: 'No-one came to see me about abuse'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:32
Rotherham's former Labour MP, Denis MacShane, has told the BBC that "no constituent, no child, no family came to see me" in relation to the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham.

Wales to host investment conference

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:41
Wales will host an international investment conference after the Nato summit, UK Business Secretary Vince Cable announces.

Nick Clegg 'too quick for own good'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:02
Nick Clegg has "great ability" but is "sometimes too quick for his own good", former Liberal leader Lord Steel says.

Missing people 'guardians' proposed

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:48
Families of missing people could take control of their absent relative's financial affairs under new powers proposed by the government.

Brown and Darling in referendum call

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:43
Gordon Brown appears alongside his former chancellor Alistair Darling to call on Scottish voters to reject independence.

Met chief backs 'new control orders'

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:36
Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.

Plastic bag use down 72% since levy

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:02
Plastic bag use in Northern Ireland has fallen by almost 72% since a 5p levy was introduced last year, the Department of the Environment says.

What Commons Clerk row is all about

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:59
What is the row over a new House of Commons Clerk all about?

Bercow 'open' to splitting Clerk job

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:34
John Bercow indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons Clerk into two amid a row with MPs over the job.

AUDIO: Councillor 'not aware' of child abuse

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:20
The deputy leader of Rotherham Council has said he was "not aware of the depth and breath of child exploitation" in the town.

Police chief ‘must quit over report’

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:48
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire faces calls to resign in light of the damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

Primary school places budget squeeze

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 08:22
There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.

New vehicles for ambulance service

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:46
The Welsh Ambulance Service buys 41 new vehicles, in an upgrade of its fleet costing just under £4m.

General's Russia warning to West

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:27
Western Europe would struggle to defend itself against Russia because it has dismantled its military, a former Nato supreme commander warns.

Will the EU get a dream team?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:40
EU boss seeking women for top jobs in Brussels

Swinney says 'No currency, no debt'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:42
Finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed Scotland will not pay its share of the UK debt if it does not get a currency union after independence.

Anti-independence firms make case

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:17
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for Scottish independence “has not been made”.

Farage to fight Thanet seat for UKIP

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 21:29
Nigel Farage is chosen by UKIP members to contest the South Thanet seat in Kent at the 2015 general election.

VIDEO: Scotland Decides: Referendum Today

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 20:55
Sarah Smith presents Scotland Decides: Referendum Today, a programme looking at the issues around the Scottish Independence Referendum.

Does Scotland's currency clash matter?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:08
Why is the Scotland referendum debate so focused on the pound?

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