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National Grid in winter power warning

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:37
National Grid warns that its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns.

Firefighters could end Welsh strikes

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:34
A long-running series of strikes by firefighters in Wales could be over as union leaders hail a possible deal over pensions.

Eric Joyce arrested by London police

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:14
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is arrested by police in London after "clashing" with a youth in a convenience store.

UK seen as soft touch - Calais mayor

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:03
The UK is seen as a "soft touch" by migrants and its benefits system acts as a "magnet" to them, the Mayor of the French city of Calais has told MPs.

HS2 could spell hard lines for Stoke

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:22
What will it mean for Stoke-on-Trent if HS2 bypasses the city in favour of Crewe?

VIDEO: Can voters learn to trust politicians?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 14:34
Fewer people trust politicians but many still continue to vote at elections.

VIDEO: 'Legacy of under investment' in power

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:55
The government has been tackling a "legacy of under investment" in UK power supplies, says the energy minister.

VIDEO: Scottish Labour 'too angry at SNP'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:54
Lord McConnell says Scottish Labour has been struggling to come to terms with opposition at Holyrood.

UK opposes migrant rescue missions

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:48
The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, a Foreign Office minister says.

VIDEO: Who can rebuild Labour in Scotland?

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:45
After the resignation of Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader on Friday what do traditional Labour voters think of the party now?

Sarwar: 'Expect array of candidates'

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:52
Scottish Labour's interim leader, Anas Sarwar, says he expects "an array of candidates" to stand to replace Johann Lamont.

NI facing budget cuts of up to £850m

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:26
Sinn Fein says it will have further discussions on a Northern Ireland budget paper circulated by the finance minister proposing cuts of up to £850m.

VIDEO: How Lord Falconer lost 5.5 stone

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:45
Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer loses 5.5 stones by eating what ever he wants in his one meal per day diet plan

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:44
MPs take evidence on managing and replacing the Aspire contract.

Private school charity rule disputed

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:28
An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs to hold more powers debate

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:28
More tax and welfare powers will be discussed at Holyrood during a special debate on the Smith Commission on Scottish Devolution.

Blunkett backs Fallon on migrants

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:02
Ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett backs cabinet minister Michael Fallon over his warning that parts of the UK risk being "swamped" by immigrants.

Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:25
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the closure of 150 branches over the next three years.

E. coli warning over council cuts

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 06:49
Councils could struggle to tackle any future outbreak of E. coli food poisoning due to staff cuts, a spending watchdog warns.

Huhne challenges points case costs

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 03:38
Ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne is challenging a court order for £77,750 in costs relating to his prosecution for passing speeding points to his former wife in 2003.