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UK turns blind eye to dirty Russian money, say MPs

11:58 PM 20/05/2018

The City is being used as "a base for the corrupt assets" of President Putin's allies, MPs claim.

Artificial intelligence can be weapon in cancer fight, PM to say

09:36 PM 20/05/2018

Smart technologies can sift through data to help the NHS spot diseases quicker, the PM is to say.

UK must counter 'threats' in space - Williamson

02:32 AM 21/05/2018

Threats include the 'jamming' of military satellites used by the army, defence secretary warns.

Brexit: MP Barry Gardiner pressed on 'playing up' remark

02:55 PM 20/05/2018

Emma Barnett asked the Labour MP if he stands by remarks that people are playing 'up the issue of the Irish border'.

UK's clean car goal 'not ambitious enough'

11:07 PM 20/05/2018

An industry expert says petrol and diesel cars should be banned by 2030 or 2035, not 2040.

New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks

02:26 PM 20/05/2018

Only four of 14 firms invited for talks turned up, culture secretary admits, as he pledges new laws.

Sturgeon: Growth commission will 'restart' independence debate

11:42 AM 20/05/2018

But Scotland's first minister says she won't decide on a second indy vote until the Brexit deal is clearer.

UKIP 'should fold' if Brexit done right, says ex-Welsh leader

01:19 PM 20/05/2018

Former Welsh leader Nathan Gill says UKIP has no future and should end after Brexit.

David Davis visits NI to meet cross-border businesses

09:24 PM 20/05/2018

David Davis comes to Northern Ireland to discuss future customs arrangements after Brexit.

McDonnell: Regulators not fit for purpose

04:16 PM 19/05/2018

The shadow chancellor urges a corporate auditing overhaul, following the Carillion collapse.

Boris Johnson: First visit by foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years

01:34 AM 19/05/2018

Boris Johnson to make the first visit by a British foreign secretary to Argentina for 25 years.

Lewisham East by-election: Janet Daby chosen for Labour

04:29 PM 19/05/2018

Janet Daby is chosen to stand in Lewisham East's by-election from a shortlist of black and ethnic minority women.

Pickles and Lilley among former Tory ministers to get peerages

04:59 PM 18/05/2018

Sir Eric Pickles and Peter Lilley are among nine Tories nominated to be elevated to House of Lords.

Speaker John Bercow facing new outburst claims

02:32 PM 18/05/2018

John Bercow's office says "strong views" were expressed amid claims he was rude about a female minister.

Afghanistan: UK considers sending more troops

06:51 AM 18/05/2018

The defence secretary believes the UK should increase its military presence, the BBC understands.

Welsh UKIP leader 'amicable' with Hamilton

08:48 AM 18/05/2018

Caroline Jones vows to work with the former Tatton MP who she deposed as UKIP assembly leader.

Grenfell: Abbott and Raab on cladding ban

10:04 PM 17/05/2018

Diane Abbott asks the housing minister if he would live in a house with combustible cladding, after Grenfell.

PM attacks Labour's Welsh schools record

01:36 PM 18/05/2018

Theresa May says the Welsh Government should follow England's lead on school reforms.

Brexit border plan 'must be longer-term' says Tony Lloyd

08:42 AM 18/05/2018

Labour's Northern Ireland spokesman wants a general election if longer term arrangements are not agreed.

Fear of Sinn Féin role 'behind devolved EU powers stance'

09:09 AM 18/05/2018

Scotland's Brexit minister says a fear of Sinn Féin means the government do not want to devolve EU powers.

Welsh Tories urge parties to oust Labour

04:17 PM 18/05/2018

Welsh Tory leader tells party conference that cooperation is key to ending Labour rule in Wales.

Foreign students: Home Office axes 'unusable' survey

12:01 PM 18/05/2018

Anyone could fill in the official study, which, some academics said, uses "loaded, them and us" questions.

Ballots sent out in SNP deputy leadership race

11:24 PM 17/05/2018

Ballots are being sent out in the contest to elect a replacement for Angus Robertson as SNP deputy leader.

Neil Hamilton ousted as UKIP leader in Welsh Assembly

08:21 PM 17/05/2018

The former Tory MP is replaced by Caroline Jones amid reports of a heated group meeting.

Betting machine stakes cut to £2

12:56 PM 17/05/2018

New rules will reduce the maximum bet from £100 on terminals dubbed the "crack cocaine" of gambling.

Cabinet agrees Brexit customs 'backstop' option

08:04 PM 17/05/2018

The UK could match EU tariffs after 2020 "for a matter of months" to avoid a hard Irish border.

Stalled Stormont

05:32 AM 18/05/2018

After the incinerator ruling, will civil servants be stymied on policy such as pay, buses and the NW 200.?

'Impossible to ignore'

02:30 AM 18/05/2018

How the former Liberal leader's extraordinary life still resonates in one small corner of England.

Unhelpful label?

02:01 AM 17/05/2018

Politicians and the media use it all the time but some people find it patronising and even offensive.

The to-do list

12:03 AM 17/05/2018

From the Irish border to data protection to tax information, some key issues are still outstanding on the road to a deal.

Peter Taylor

03:59 PM 15/05/2018

Veteran BBC journalist Peter Taylor talks to dissident republicans and NI's top policeman about Brexit and what its consequences could mean.

Reality Check

02:15 PM 11/05/2018

Government is spending £50m on expanding existing grammar schools.

Tessa Jowell

07:17 AM 13/05/2018

Former Labour minister Baroness Jowell has died a year after being diagnosed with brain cancer.

Meaty debate

04:11 PM 14/05/2018

Comparing ham to the complexion of angry middle-aged white men is the latest internet culture battle.

Blair's first day

09:27 AM 10/05/2018

From not emulating Belgium's system of devolution... to the need to spend more on his and Cherie's clothes.

Jeremy Thorpe drama

12:33 AM 11/05/2018

The makers of a drama about shamed politician Jeremy Thorpe explain why his story is still relevant.

A long list

10:48 AM 09/05/2018

The European Parliament's Brexit co-ordinator believes there could be up to 20.

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

03:55 PM 10/05/2018

A guide to plans for the UK to leave the European Union, after the 2016 referendum.

Party conferences 2017

04:16 PM 24/10/2017

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

Election 2017: At-a-glance

04:18 PM 09/06/2017

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

McDonnell on overthrowing capitalism

01:51 PM 20/05/2018

The shadow chancellor says it's his job to transform the economy so the UK becomes a socialist society.

Pienaar's Politics podcast

10:31 AM 20/05/2018

John Pienaar interviews Len McCluskey, Margot James, Angela Eagle and Alexander Willis. Plus pundits Harry Cole and Kate Devlin.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe: 'When we see more young men we have seen more crime'.

09:58 AM 18/05/2018

Former Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said that in some areas where there are more young men, there can be more crime.

Hedgehogs: Thousands sign petition over rat trap threat

01:00 PM 18/05/2018

Hedgehog lovers are worried that a rat trap, licensed by the government in England, could harm their spiky friends.

UK political map: Tory and Labour voters on the move

10:45 AM 17/05/2018

Voters on the move and the Brexit vote mean some traditional Conservative and Labour seats are being lost to political opponents.

PMQs archive: Cameron, Miliband, Blair, Corbyn, Thatcher, May, Hague and Harman

02:48 PM 17/05/2018

The Speaker, and some leaders, may say they and the public hate the Punch and Judy name calling moments, but then they cannot resist the odd jibe at their rivals.

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