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VIDEO: Secret 'tapes' trip up politicians

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:43
New technology makes it easy to record private comments embarrassing politicians unaware their words would go viral.

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:20
Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar, says the three largest Westminster parties all need to do more to tackle social mobility.

Europe 'will fail to protect climate'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:05
IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.

Jones dismisses health inquiry call

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:47
The first minister dismisses calls for an inquiry into the running of the NHS in Wales, as the Conservatives claim a survey shows strong public support for the idea.

VIDEO: Barroso dismisses 'bureaucrat' jibe

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:43
Outgoing European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso dismisses Grant Shapps "bureaucrat" jibe.

EU immigration - the Croatian solution?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:39
Can migration be limited without need for new treaty?

VIDEO: Equal parental pay for civil service

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:23
All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.

NHS radiographers on strike over pay

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:15
Radiographers across the UK begin a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.

VIDEO: Child poverty targets 'untenable'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 09:54
Britain is on the verge of being permanently divided between the "haves and have-nots", according to the government's commission on child poverty and social mobility.

Hundreds of IT jobs to be created

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 07:00
More than 800 jobs are being created in south Wales by a Canadian IT firm and a car parts business which is expanding.

Church leaders meet NI politicians

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 06:29
Leaders of Northern Ireland's four main churches are to meet political leaders at Stormont later.

Untested drugs bill a step closer

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:08
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.

Barroso appeals to pro-EU Britons

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 02:26
The outgoing European Commission president is to call on pro-European politicians in the UK to make a more positive case for staying in the EU.

Trust in MPs 'at crisis point'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:09
Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them, but the overwhelming majority of politicians believe they are trusted, surveys suggest.

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:04
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.

Equal parental pay for Civil Service

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 00:00
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.

VIDEO: Belfast memorial for Ian Paisley

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 18:32
Family and colleagues paid tribute to the former first minister of Northern Ireland, Dr Ian Paisley at his memorial service which was held in Belfast's Ulster Hall on Sunday.

Labour to force vote over Lord Freud

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 17:09
Labour will force a Commons vote on the future of Welfare Minister Lord Freud over his comments on disabled workers.

Paisley 'cast influential shadow'

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 15:57
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.

Tories reject UKIP poll call claims

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 14:54
The Conservatives deny they are behind "negative" phone calls about UKIP's Rochester and Strood by-election candidate.

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