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Landmark day for state pension equality

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 23:59
Women will now get their state pension at 65 - the same age as men - as new rules take effect.

MP warns against allowing 'Jimmy Savile situation' in Parliament

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 21:40
Labour's Jess Philips says a log should be set up to raise concerns, as MPs debate action on bullying.

Philip Hammond denies abandoning goal of eliminating UK deficit

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:26
UK chancellor Philip Hammond still wants a budget surplus by the mid-2020s, but promises a "balanced approach".

Grenfell Tower bonfire 'disrespectful' says Theresa May

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:24
Theresa May brands footage of a burning model of Grenfell Tower "utterly unacceptable".

Universal credit: Claimants 'to get more time to switch'

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:19
The government unveils more help for people switching to the new benefit but Labour says it's not enough.

'Gambling regulator didn't want £2 max fixed odds bet'

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:02
Philip Davis says the Gambling Commission didn't think cutting the maximum fixed-odds stake to £2 was justified.

Defence savings needed to plug £7bn black hole

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:58
The government's spending watchdog has warned "immediate" savings are needed in defence.

Local matters

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 17:07
The financial squeeze faced by English councils is an issue that is not going away.

Kate Osamor referred to watchdog over son's drugs conviction

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:29
Ishmael Osamor, son of Labour MP Kate Osamor, works as a communications officer for his mother.

McDonnell: We'll vote against temporary customs union

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:06
John McDonnell says Labour will reject a customs arrangement with the EU unless it is established on a permanent basis.

Political campaigns: Fake news and social media

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:47
Looking at the role of fake news, technology firms, the printed press and social media in election campaigning

MP Philip Davies defends role in betting stake row

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:12
Philip Davies says he met ministers but did not urge a delay in the £2 stake for fixed-odds machines.

MP Fiona Onasanya's brother admits lying to police

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 14:04
Festus Onasanya, whose sister is a Labour MP, will be sentenced next week.

London Mayor: Budget cuts to blame for knife crime

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:38
Sadiq Khan says knife crime could taken generations to solve.

Matt Hancock: NHS will focus more on illness prevention

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:17
The health secretary outlines new plans for an emphasis on illness prevention.

General election analyst Sir David Butler on how politics has changed

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:08
Election analyst and swingometer pioneer Sir David Butler says he is glad he is not covering elections today

MPs to debate report into harassment of parliamentary staff

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:40
Parliament has vowed to change after a report found harassment had been "tolerated and concealed".

NHS prevention plan aims to boost life expectancy

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 07:55
Look after yourself better, says the health secretary, as he launches a plan to help people live longer.

Reality Check: Free trade agreements explained

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 01:40
Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.

Armed Forces: Recruits don't need to have lived in Britain

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 01:39
There will no longer be limits on Commonwealth citizens joining up without living in the UK first.

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