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Scots Labour needs 'real discussion'

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 17:46
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont says her resignation will enable the party to have a "real discussion" about its future.

Jones 'not afraid' of NHS scrutiny

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 13:27
First Minister Carwyn Jones tells Radio 4's Any Questions he is not afraid of scrutiny of the NHS in Wales.

Case unfairly politicised says Adams

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:48
The case of Belfast woman Maíria Cahill has been unfairly politicised, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.

Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:50
Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.

Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 09:28
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.

Plaid's demand for 'true equality'

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:33
A series of demands to ensure Wales has "true equality" with Scotland is to be outlined at Plaid Cymru's annual conference.

Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 08:27
A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until a backlog is cleared.

Scottish Labour leader to stand down

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 21:32
Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, BBC Scotland understands.

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 20:57
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.

Military rents to rise, says minister

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 18:12
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces "major reforms" to funding for military accommodation will increase rents.

Concerns over health board finances

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:55
Scotland's financial watchdog flags up concerns about the accounts of three Scottish health boards.

Funding cuts prompts museum review

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:05
The impact of public funding cuts on museums is to be reviewed by a panel of experts to try to ensure collections are protected.

VIDEO: Meet the neighbours: Life in Germany

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:51
Germany has the biggest EU population and Politics Europe asks about how Germans feel about being the big players.

Election overshadowed by grooming

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:49
South Yorkshire Police Commissioner election overshadowed by grooming

VIDEO: European week in 60 seconds

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:22
A review of the political week in the European Union, looking back at the headlines from Strasbourg and Brussels.

VIDEO: Farage defends EU grouping

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:21
UKIP's leader defends a decision to take on a Polish MEP in its grouping in the European Union.

VIDEO: Priorities for Juncker administration

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:56
The priorities and challenges for the Juncker administration in Brussels with reaction from MEPs.

VIDEO: What happened to Plaid support?

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:50
Devolution issues in Wales and challenges for the Welsh nationalists as Plaid Cymru meets for its annual conference

VIDEO: Wood: Time for Wales to step up

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:37
The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:22
The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

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