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Brexit: UK must keep 'half an eye' on European Court of Justice rulings

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:03:26 GMT

The justice minister says the UK will "take back control" of laws from Luxembourg-based judges.

Labour MP says 'merit' in women-only train carriages

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:38:48 GMT

Shadow minister Chris Williamson calls for consultation two years after Jeremy Corbyn drops policy.

North should 'take control' of transport, says Grayling

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:03:12 GMT

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling says the north of England must design and manage its transport.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to begin tour of Scottish seats

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:06:14 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to begin his five-day visit with a trip to the Western Isles.

Childcare website 'must be improved', says Morgan

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:03:35 GMT

Thousands of parents are having problems using the Childcare Services website.

James Brokenshire won't say when NI talks will resume

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:57:31 GMT

Secretary of State James Brokenshire said he "would come forward with further information in my own way".

George Osborne urges 'HS3' rail for northern England

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:05:30 GMT

The ex-chancellor urges Theresa May to back plans for high-speed rail from Liverpool to Hull.

Brexit: UK seeks 'close co-operation' on legal disputes deal

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:22:53 GMT

Ministers want divorces and cross-border consumer claims resolved "in a clear and sensible way".

Lib Dems under Vince Cable still want to legalise cannabis

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:37:39 GMT

Vince Cable says the Liberal Democrats will keep pushing for the legalisation of cannabis.

Scottish and Welsh governments to propose Brexit bill changes

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:14:50 GMT

The Scottish and Welsh governments will work together to propose amendments to UK Brexit legislation.

Brokenshire to discuss Brexit and Stormont with Irish minister

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:27:21 GMT

NI secretary to visit Dublin with Brexit and the restoration of Stormont executive being discussed.

Big Ben falls silent for repairs

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:19:14 GMT

A crowd watches as the famous clock's Great Bell is switched off for repairs set to last until 2021.

Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:55:44 GMT

The UK sets out plans for goods and services after Brexit as it seeks to push EU into trade talks.

Wings Over Scotland blogger arrested over alleged harassment

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:46:53 GMT

A woman accuses the man behind the Wings Over Scotland website of online harassment.

June poll was 'hold your nose election,' says vote reform campaign

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:33:05 GMT

Tactical voting reached new heights as voters tried to game a broken system, reform campaigners say.

'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:08:09 GMT

But opponents say the proposal to unilaterally ditch tariffs and barriers is "economic suicide".

Stormont talks: Sinn Féin proposes resumption date

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:26:36 GMT

Sinn Féin's Michelle O'Neill calls for negotiations to restart but the DUP calls her proposal a "stunt".

Offensive tweet councillors reinstated by Scottish Conservatives

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:37:37 GMT

The two Conservative councillors had made offensive posts on Twitter before being elected.

UK General Election 2017: 1.8 million Scots votes 'wasted'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:05:28 GMT

Two-thirds of Scottish votes were wasted in June as they had no impact on the result, a study says.

Pension cold-calling ban to include texts and emails

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:28:54 GMT

The government is cracking down after 3,000 savers were conned out of an average of £15,000 each.

Welsh political job-share 'possibility' under new powers

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:46:43 GMT

Campaigners say allowing assembly members to job-share would attract women and disabled people to Welsh politics.

Brexit: Former NI Secretary's warning over peace funding

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:20:49 GMT

Lord Hain claims taking UK out of the ECJ could result in NI losing millions of pounds of peace funding.

UK terror threat increased by IS losses, security minister says

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 10:12:09 GMT

The security minister says the terror group is inspiring home-grown attackers across Europe.

Nicola Sturgeon addresses Pride Glasgow 2017

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:54:21 GMT

She is the first serving first minister to speak at the city's annual celebration of LGBTI culture.

Jeremy Corbyn Welsh visit 'on your side' pledge to voters

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:54:40 GMT

The Labour leader takes his summer campaign tour to north Wales, promising jobs and investment.

Barcelona reaction: Leanne Wood comments spark outrage

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:10:42 GMT

The Plaid Cymru leader is urged to apologise or resign for linking the Barcelona attack to far-right terrorism.

Big Ben's Ayrton Light to be switched off

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:13:04 GMT

The Ayrton Light was installed in 1885 and was last turned off during World War Two.

Barcelona attack: Theresa May says UK stands with Spain against 'evil'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:57:41 GMT

Theresa May "offered any assistance we can provide" after the attacks in Spain.

The Sun doesn't run the Labour Party - Jeremy Corbyn

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:24:20 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn takes a swipe at the paper after claims Labour mayors will be frozen out of conference.

Young people should 'think twice' about university - Frank Field

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:10:41 GMT

Labour's Frank Field says apprenticeships can be more worthwhile than degrees.

Nicola Sturgeon would change SNP name

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:52:52 GMT

The SNP leader said that if she could turn the clock back 90 years and change the SNP's name she would.

London-based Redcar steelworks job is a 'sick joke'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:48:08 GMT

The government is seeking someone to oversee the regeneration of the Redcar steelworks site.

Jeremy Corbyn: Wrong to blame 'entire community' for abuse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:55:20 GMT

The Labour leader denies Tory claims he sacked Sarah Champion over an article about "Pakistani men".

Vince Cable defends MPs over spending claims

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:38:52 GMT

The Liberal Democrat leader says his party has nothing to apologise for after questions were raised about campaign spending.

Former May adviser Nick Timothy calls student fees 'a Ponzi scheme'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:23:25 GMT

Theresa May's former chief of staff says the system is 'unsustainable' and should be reformed.

Northern rail

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:46:35 GMT

Transport secretary Chris Grayling faces growing pressure for faster journeys and better connections.

Tough questions

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:41:30 GMT

Public inquiries are long, complex procedures but they can arouse fierce passions.

Burnham's report card

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:48:08 GMT

Andy Burnham discusses his first 100 days as Greater Manchester's first metropolitan mayor.

Reality check

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:54:47 GMT

Reality Check examines the key parts of the government's paper on its future relationship with the customs union.

Clock watching

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:26:53 GMT

Big Ben is one of the UK's most photographed landmarks - but it's notoriously difficult to capture.

Soldier turned politician

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 02:52:13 GMT

Ex-soldier Johnny Mercer on why he decided to become an MP despite a lack of faith in the political class.

Can you name the shadowy politicians?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:45:10 GMT

Big-name politicians are photographed on the set of the Andrew Marr Show. But can you name them?

Brexit negotiations

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:46:18 GMT

The UK's exit from the EU is being negotiated in Brussels. What's being talked about and what progress has been made so far?

Snap judgement

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:51:48 GMT

The issues that dominated the general election are revealed in the biggest survey of voters.

Border lions

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 02:23:14 GMT

Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and David Davis have been racking up the air miles as they make the case for Brexit.

The Vince Cable story: Profile of new Lib Dem leader

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:36:03 GMT

The life and times of the new Liberal Democrat leader.

No more Brexit metaphors

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:22:45 GMT

From cakes and cherries to cats and golf clubs - attempts to explain what Brexit means have got out of hand.

Holiday like a PM

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:37:42 GMT

Point at fish or get a street named after you to recreate these prime ministerial summer holidays.

Reality Check

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:22:41 GMT

The Bank of England's stability chief warns of the dangers of rising personal loans.

The inside story

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:16:44 GMT

Anne McElvoy tells the inside story of the general election and what really went on behind the scenes.

Brexit unity?

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:30:03 GMT

A settled view seems to be emerging on the need for a transitional period after Brexit but questions remain on how long this will take.

Post-election polls

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:18:19 GMT

Labour's share of people's declared voting intentions has not been this strong since 2002.

Hung Parliament: What's going on

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:34:17 GMT

Theresa May has done a deal with the DUP which means she stays as UK prime minister. Here's a guide to what's going on.

Which seats changed hands at election?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:28:55 GMT

As the UK wakes up to a hung Parliament find out which seats have changed hands.

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:01:50 GMT

Theories abound about how Theresa May threw away her Commons majority in last week's general election - here are 10 of them.

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

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:27:16 GMT

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

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:57:27 GMT

Theresa May forms her new government after failing to win a majority in the election.

Election: Key points at-a-glance

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:18:30 GMT

An at-a-glance summary of the key points of Election 2017.

Dominic Raab: UK should keep 'half an eye' on EU law

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:43:32 GMT

UK and EU laws should be monitored says justice minster

Jones says Edinburgh talks 'not about blocking Brexit'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:15:07 GMT

Carwyn Jones says talks with Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh are about ensuring people in Wales and Scotland "have the powers they should".

Final Big Ben chimes for now

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:52:35 GMT

This is the moment Big Ben chimed for the last time before major restoration work starts.

Big Ben: Taking some time out

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:11:12 GMT

The chimes of Big Ben are due to fall silent for four years but this is not the first time the "great bell" has been in need of a little TLC.

Stephen Hawking: 'I wouldn't be here without the NHS'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:29:04 GMT

The scientist backed the NHS in a speech that was critical of government policy and Jeremy Hunt.

May: UK stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Spain

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:53:57 GMT

Theresa May says countries must work together to confront terrorism.