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Covid: Politicians drank on Senedd premises despite booze ban

3 hours 46 min ago
A group of members drank alcohol on Welsh Parliament premises, days into a ban on its sale in pubs.

Coal mine go-ahead 'undermines climate summit'

7 hours 28 sec ago
The UK's push to secure a deal over fossil fuels is being undercut by a decision to allow a new coal mine, MPs warn.

Brexit: NI secretary 'like emperor with no clothes'

7 hours 31 min ago
Edwin Poots hits back after Brandon Lewis claimed trade disruption was caused by the pandemic, not Brexit.

Covid: Health secretary Matt Hancock self-isolating after app alert

9 hours 24 min ago
Matt Hancock says he will stay home and urged others to do the same if "pinged" by the app.

Conservative rebel MPs pressure government over genocide clause

9 hours 54 min ago
Tory MPs want Parliament to debate ending trade deals with countries deemed responsible for genocide.

Covid: Self-employed mothers 'deserve equal help'

11 hours 16 min ago
Campaigners say 75,000 women who took maternity leave are losing out on government Covid payments.

Johnson 'glad' to see Trump go, says ex-Civil Service head Lord Sedwill

17 hours 38 min ago
People who say Boris Johnson does not want Joe Biden as president are "mistaken", says Lord Sedwill.

Will the UK really refuse trade deals over human rights?

18 hours 25 min ago
The government is being scrutinised over trade deals with countries with poor human rights records.

Covid self-employment income support scheme unfair say mothers

20 hours 43 min ago
Campaigners are bringing a judicial review for indirect sexual discrimination on Thursday.

Jeremy Corbyn: Details of Labour inquiry into ex-leader made public

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 23:18
Sections of an internal party report into the ex-leader's conduct are released by his lawyers.

Matt Hancock: 'Don't blow it now, we're on the route out'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:51
The health secretary says everyone must continue to "stay at home whenever possible".

Covid-19: Four million in UK get their first vaccine

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:44
People in their 70s and those deemed clinically extremely vulnerable are now being offered the jab.

Covid-19: 'I completely depend' on universal credit

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:30
A roofer describes going from "not having enough to barely having enough" money as he has been relying on universal credit through the Covid-19 pandemic.

British Virgin Islands corruption inquiry launched

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 17:28
Allegations include reports that £5m of public money was spent on an airline that did not exist.

Alex Davies-Jones MP 'lost most of cervix after delaying smear'

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 16:33
Alex Davies-Jones said "like so many others" she put off having a test for months.

G7 Cornwall: Residents concerned about impact of event

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:45
World leaders are set to attend the event held in Carbis Bay, near St Ives, in June.

Covid vaccine: Mark Drakeford faces 'go-slow' roll-out criticism

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:42
Wales' first minister says he is trying to prevent staff "standing around with nothing to do".

Karl McCartney: MP warned over election leaflet

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:42
Conservative Karl McCartney acted against guidance by touting his magistrate role, a panel finds.

Covid: What is universal credit - and what other benefits are available?

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 13:29
Payments are available to help people who have lost their job or need extra financial support.

Tory MP Stephen Crabb to rebel on universal credit vote

Mon, 01/18/2021 - 12:06
A former work and pensions secretary says he wants the UK government to extend a temporary £20 weekly universal credit increase for another 12 months.

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