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PM to Sturgeon: don't play games over Brexit

Tuesday  15:50,   14 march 2017

The PM has said she will trigger Brexit by the "end of the month", warning Nicola Sturgeon it is not the time to "play politics".Speaking to MPs in the House of Commons to update them on the "next steps" of triggering Article 50, [...]

Sturgeon seeks second Scottish independence referendum

Monday  14:15,   13 march 2017

<p>Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is seeking approval for a second referendum on Scottish independence.</p>She said a new vote should be held between autumn 2018 and spring[...]

EU prepares for Britain to trigger start of Brexit

Friday  23:40,   10 march 2017

EU prepares for Britain to trigger start of BrexitDuring a summit of the remaining 27 EU members in Brussels on Friday, leaders were told to expect London to trigger exit talks next week and to prepare for a Brussels gathering on April 6 to respond[...]

BBC QT Audience Remainer Torn Apart For 'Stupid' Justification For Brexit Bill Amendment

Friday  11:20,   03 march 2017

BBC QT Audience Remainer Torn Apart For 'Stupid' Justification For Brexit Bill AmendmentDuring a section discussing the recent House of Lords vote to give EU citizens living in the UK guaranteed rights to stay under Brexit, Lord Chancellor[...]

Scottish teacher told to 'watch Big Bang Theory' as Asperger's training

Wednesday  18:25,   01 march 2017

A support for learning teacher with Glasgow City Council told how one teacher was advised to watch the US sitcom as a form of training for dealing with pupils with the condition.Holyrood's education committee heard evidence on support for pupils[...]

Writer Jack Monroe claiming damages over Katie Hopkins' war memorial tweet

Monday  21:50,   27 february 2017

A writer is claiming damages from controversial newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins over tweets she says caused "serious harm" to her reputation.Jack Monroe, a food blogger who also campaigns over poverty issues, is asking a judge at the[...]

News quiz of the week: Feb. 24, 2017

Friday  17:00,   24 february 2017

<p>​Take this quiz to test your knowledge about top news stories from the past[...]

M25 killer Kenneth Noye wins court challenge over open prison refusal

Friday  13:40,   24 february 2017

Road-rage killer Kenneth Noye has won a High Court challenge against a decision refusing him a move to open prison conditions. Noye, now 69, was convicted of murder in April 2000 and sentenced to life with a minimum term of 16 years, after stabbing[...]

Corbyn faces tough test as voters go to the polls in two by-elections

Thursday  14:35,   23 february 2017

Voters in Stoke-on-Trent and Copeland go to the polls today in two by-elections.The party is fighting to hold Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central in the face of strong challenges from the Conservatives and[...]

Thousands To March To 'Stop Trump' At Rallies In London And Across The UK

Thursday  18:20,   16 february 2017

Thousands will take to the streets in central London on Monday as part of a nationwide day of action against Donald Trump.&nbsp;Owen Jones and the group Stop Trump, a coalition of anti-Trump MPs, activists, trade unionists and celebrities, are[...]

#AskPaulNuttall Sees Ukip Leader Pay The Price For His Latest Brag Backtrack

Wednesday  16:50,   15 february 2017

#AskPaulNuttall Sees Ukip Leader Pay The Price For His Latest Brag BacktrackThe declaration had appeared on his website, but was taken down on Tuesday and attributed to a blunder by a Ukip press[...]

Corrie McKeague: Police to search landfill site

Friday  17:10,   10 february 2017

Detectives looking for missing RAF serviceman Corrie McKeague are to search a landfill site. The 23-year-old gunner, who was stationed at RAF Honington in Suffolk, vanished on a night out with friends more than four months ago.Suffolk Constabulary[...]

Daughter of 'Britain's Schindler' calls for reversal of refugee scheme closure

Friday  10:45,   10 february 2017

The daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton - who was hailed "Britain's Schindler" after saving hundreds of children from Nazi tyranny - has called on Theresa May to reverse the closure of the Dubs refugee scheme. Barbara Winton issued a[...]

Some NHS care ‘completely unacceptable’, says Jeremy Hunt

Friday  10:45,   10 february 2017

He said there was “no excuse” for some of the problems faced by patients.Mr Hunt said there was “no excuse” for some of the problems faced by patients over the winter and accepted that some of the care being offered was not what anyone would want[...]

New insurance rules protecting driverless car crash casualties announced

Thursday  10:30,   09 february 2017

Innocent casualties from driverless car crashes will be protected under new insurance rules, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced. A single insurance product will be required to cover both a motorist when they are driving as well as a[...]