Peers are to begin debating the bill paving the way for the start of Brexit. MPs agreed the proposed law unchanged, authorising Theresa May to inform the EU of the UK's intention t..
Former Labour minister Lord Mandelson has urged peers not to "throw in the towel" when they debate legislation paving the way for Brexit. He said the Lords should amend a bill to p..
A prominent Scottish independence campaign group has begun a fundraising drive, saying it expects a second referendum to be called within weeks. Business for Scotland said it was g..
The House of Lords should not delay or alter the Brexit Bill, a former senior Parliamentary official has said. Last week MPs voted by a majority of four to one, and without amendme..
Campaigners have held up traffic on a road between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as part of a protest against possible border checks post-Brexit. A convoy of protest..
Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed to meet the head of France's Peugeot Group to discuss the planned takeover of Vauxhall in the UK. Peugeot wants to buy General Motors' loss-ma..
Tony Blair's call for a cross-party movement to try to force a change of course on Brexit is "unhelpful", Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said. Mr Corbyn urged the former Labour pr..
The Scottish government spent more than £136,000 on its intervention in the Article 50 case at the Supreme Court, it has been revealed. Brexit minister Mike Russell confirmed the s..
Tackling poverty needs a "smarter approach" which is not simply focused on geographical areas, First Minister Carwyn Jones has told AMs. On Friday, Mr Jones said the scheme did not..
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair will say the context for the pro-Scottish independence case is "much more credible" after the Brexit vote. During a speech later he will say the vo..
The UK and US are in talks to extend their "special relationship" in science after the UK leaves the European Union, the BBC understands. British institutions are in talks with the..
Tony Blair is to announce his "mission" to persuade Britons' to "rise up" and change their minds on Brexit. The former prime minister will say in a speech later that people voted i..
Image caption The leaders of Northern Ireland's main political parties, from left to right, Mike Nesbitt, Michelle O'Neill, Arlene Foster, Naomi Long and Colum Eastwood The fallout..
Microsoft's own-brand laptops are the latest tech products to face price rises in the UK. The firm has added between £150 and £400 to the cost of Surface Books sold via its website..
Brexit threatens to make a crisis in health service recruitment worse, an assembly committee has been warned by a range of medical organisations. The Welsh NHS Confederation said o..
The president of the UK's Supreme Court has criticised politicians for not doing enough to defend judges following a row over the Brexit legal challenge. Lord Neuberger said politi..
Rex Tillerson is in Germany for a meeting with G20 leaders on his first foreign trip as US secretary of state. Mr Tillerson is expected to confirm that the US remains committed to ..
The Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) has launched its programme, promising to put science at the heart of global issues. The festival is promising to maintain its ba..
The European Commission has sent a "final warning" to the UK over breaches of air pollution limits. It said limits had been repeatedly exceeded in 16 areas including London, Birmin..
The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) has said it is a matter of vital national interest that there is no return to a hard border on the island of Ireland when the UK leaves the Eur..
Women may be deterred from entering politics because of abuse suffered by female MPs, Diane Abbott says. The shadow home secretary said she was speaking out about her own experienc..
UK wage growth outpaces inflation
Wages grew 2.6% in the three months to December, faster than the rate of inflation, figures show. However, the rate of wage growth slowed down, leading analysts to suggest househol..
Montreal has been named as the best city in the world for students. This international ranking of university cities has seen Paris slip from first place - a position the French cap..
A majority of police forces in England and Wales saw record levels of hate crimes in the first full three months following the EU referendum, according to new analysis. More than 1..
The ups and downs of Brexit are covered in some of the day's papers, as fears arise about Brits abroad while the forecast for the nation's economy improves. According to the Guardi..
Fears that swathes of Scotland's pubs, restaurants and hotels will be forced to close after business rates were increased have prompted trade leaders to raise the prospect of boyco..
The Ulster Unionist leader has denied he made a mistake by saying he intends to give the SDLP his second preference in the Assembly election. At the end of his speech launching the..
The Northern Ireland Secretary has rejected calls for him to step aside as chair of cross-party talks after the assembly election. Sinn Féin and the SDLP have claimed his recent co..
The Archbishop of Canterbury was certainly the highlight of the opening day at general synod. Less an address, more a sermon, he appealed to Christians to turn away from self-indul..
There is a theory in politics that times of upheaval and uncertainty present opportunities as well as problems. It's best summed up in the saying that you should never let a good c..
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UK inflation highest since June 2014
Inflation has reached its highest rate for two-and-a-half years, mainly as a result of the rising price of fuel. Annual inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rea..
A bribery settlement and the fall in the pound have pushed engineering giant Rolls-Royce to a record loss. However, once one-off costs have been stripped out, the company's underly..
Average car prices have risen by 5.2% since the Brexit vote in June 2016, according to industry research. Together with the rising price of fuel and food, it is one reason why infl..
Upholding environmental standards after Brexit will be hard, peers have said, warning of "worrying complacency" in government about the risks ahead. An enforcement system similar t..
The UK should not try to play different EU states off against each other or pursue "special discussions" in key areas, a top EU official has warned. European Commission president J..
Scotland's opposition leaders are to reaffirm their support for the United Kingdom in speeches in London. Former first minister Alex Salmond has suggested a decision on an independ..
The recent upturn in Scotland's private sector strengthened last month as firms reported the fastest growth in new orders for 20 months, according to a survey. The latest Bank of S..
Now is "not the time" for Labour to go through another leadership contest, deputy leader Tom Watson has warned. He told BBC One's Andrew Marr Show that despite lagging substantiall..
It's been a torrid 18 months for Jeremy Corbyn, at least in terms of shadow cabinet manoeuvres. A flurry of resignations in the run-up to the recent Brexit Bill forced the Labour l..
Former taoiseach (Irish prime minster) Bertie Ahern has accused Prime Minster Theresa May of "switching her language" over a physical border between Northern Ireland and the Republ..
Former first minister Alex Salmond has indicated a decision on whether to hold a new independence referendum could come within weeks. He said the UK government's response to Scotti..
Jeremy Corbyn's handling of MPs' Brexit vote has turned Tory divisions over Europe into a problem for Labour, former leader Neil Kinnock has said. Lord Kinnock said Mr Corbyn made ..
Commons Speaker John Bercow insists his impartiality has not been affected after he revealed he had voted Remain in the EU referendum. The speaker is expected to remain politically..