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Gove attacks 'distorting' social media after animal sentience row

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:13:29 GMT

Michael Gove questions the role of "raw and authentic" Twitter voices in debates on animal welfare.

Brexit: May says positive vibe but EU warns of 'huge challenge'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:27:13 GMT

But the EU says it will still be a "huge challenge" to move onto the next phase of talks next month.

Bad Sex in Fiction: Sir Vince Cable 'too good' to be considered for award

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:39:18 GMT

The Liberal Democrat leader's novel Open Arms isn't shortlisted for the prize, despite "many" nominations.

Peer threatens to resign whip after disability post scrapped

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:58:54 GMT

Lord Shinkwin has threatened to resign the Conservative whip over a decision to scrap the post of disability commissioner.

Empty homes spike in London commuter belt

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:49:29 GMT

Parts of London and South East saw a rise despite a long-term downward trend.

Have there been two decades of failure to reform social care?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:56:25 GMT

After two decades of reports and reviews what's changed in social care in England?

Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:27:27 GMT

The BBC TV show is curtailed after an audience member collapses.

Irish deputy PM no confidence motion could force election

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:27:03 GMT

The Irish government could collapse over a no confidence motion tabled against the deputy PM.

Corbyn: I was never supposed to be called Jeremy

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:02:12 GMT

The Labour leader says his father had a change of heart over his name.

Budget 2017: Tax move will penalise savers, says insurer

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:22:25 GMT

Royal London Insurance says millions of savers could lose out due to the chancellor's tax change.

'Out of kilter' university pay to be addressed, says regulator

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:35:00 GMT

The chairman of new regulator vows to address "out of kilter" wages of some vice-chancellors.

UK law 'to recognise animal feelings'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:14:32 GMT

Michael Gove criticises the "misconception" that MPs voted against the idea of animals feeling pain.

Lord Kilclooney withdraws ‘Indian’ Leo Varadkar tweet

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:23:21 GMT

Former senior Ulster Unionist Lord Kilclooney withdraws tweet describing Leo Varadkar as “the Indian”.

Hammond: Let's prove forecasts wrong

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:07:46 GMT

The chancellor defends his record as a long squeeze on people's living standards is predicted.

Carwyn Jones triggers probe into government bullying claims

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:28:26 GMT

The first minister refers himself to an independent inquiry into whether he misled the assembly.

Try the Budget calculator

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:22:06 GMT

Will tax changes in the Budget leave you better or worse off in 2018/19?

Summary of Budget 2017: Key points at-a-glance

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:13:38 GMT

An at-a-glance summary of the key points of Philip Hammond's Autumn 2017 Budget.

Milifan May?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:47:08 GMT

The PM and former Labour leader are from different political tribes but appear to share some policy ideas.

'Wandering hands'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:41:29 GMT

The focus is on Westminster but sexism and harassment are rife in local councils too, say campaigners.

Your stories

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:22:56 GMT

The BBC asked a selection of young people for their reaction to measures announced in the Budget.

What Budget means for you

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:03 GMT

The Budget speech has been delivered and the numbers are being analysed, so what does it mean for you?

Storms ahead

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:57:28 GMT

The outlook for the UK economy is one of the worst in living memory - four charts help explain why.

Budget quiz

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:13:58 GMT

The BBC's Budget quiz: See how much you know about the UK Budget's long and colourful history.

Housing.... and?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:11:01 GMT

Chancellor Philip Hammond makes housing a priority in his Budget speech.

Budget question

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:27:15 GMT

Why the indicator is so important in Philip Hammond's calculations.

Reality Check

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:59:11 GMT

The government consults on a universal credit threshold for free school meals eligibility.

'It'll cost a lot'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:43:54 GMT

With talks showing little sign of progress, the port of Rotterdam is already making adjustments for a "no deal", as the BBC's Paul Moss reports.

Reality Check

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:05:13 GMT

Why are disagreements over the Brexit settlement holding up negotiations?

London and Harare

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:04:10 GMT

The relationship between a former imperial power and its ex-colony is a complex one, says our diplomatic correspondent.

Guide: EU bill's progress

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:47:39 GMT

MPs get down to the nitty-gritty of Brexit as the committee stage of the EU Withdrawal Bill starts in the Commons.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:06:36 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:06:48 GMT

Theresa May reshuffles her cabinet after the departures of Priti Patel and Sir Michael Fallon.

Party conferences 2017

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:16:23 GMT

The latest on the major political parties in the autumn conference season.

Animal sentience: Social media reaction to fake news claims

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:27:43 GMT

Conservatives say the party has been a victim of fake news and some social media reports did not reflect reality.

Lord Holmes: Restaurant owner 'denied blind peer access'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:02:41 GMT

Blind peer tells debate on disabled access he was stopped from going into a restaurant because of his dog.

Gove: Judge us by our actions

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:26:28 GMT

Michael Gove says the government has made a commitment to animal welfare

Awkward EU red carpet moment for PM's aide

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:16:14 GMT

Downing St's head of operations ran into a little trouble as he followed the PM out of the door in Brussels.

Andrew Adonis on British and German politics and Brexit

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:00:11 GMT

Looking at elections and politics in Germany and the UK, with Labour's Andrew Adonis.

Budget 2017: Hammond says UK must defy gloomy forecast

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:04:26 GMT

The chancellor says the challenge is to prove the economists wrong and deliver higher productivity.