UK wary of international market for ventilators
28/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,490
The UK is avoiding buying from middlemen as prices rocket amid feverish global trading conditions.
'Emotional' tribute paid to NHS and care workers
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,059
The UK thanks frontline coronavirus staff as firefighters agree to drive ambulances to help the NHS.
Dogs could help 'sniff out' coronavirus
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 40
Researchers first need to find out how to safely catch the odour of the virus from patients.
Video call doctor appointments 'vital'
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 26
All surgeries will offer these by April with a GP saying they are crucial for face-to-face contact.
Pressure on foodbanks is 'mounting daily'
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 43
Foodbanks are opening to help during the coronavirus outbreak while others are forced to close.
Police to enforce virus lockdown with fines
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 727
New powers will allow Scottish police to hand out fines to anyone breaking social distancing rules.
Cat rehoming pleas from owners over virus fears
26/03/2020 | news | uk | 29
A charity says it is getting calls from owners worried they will catch coronavirus from their pets.
Schools 'may open' at Easter for key workers
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 204
Department of Education guidance says schools may stay open to care for the children of key workers.
Cancer patients 'could die due to surgery delays'
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 22
Coronavirus is having an effect on all surgery at the Royal Gwent Hospital, a surgeon says.
Coronavirus delays cleaner air plans in cities
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 20
Plans to charge some vehicles to enter city centres are postponed due to the impact of the virus.
'Continuing issues' with protective kit for NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 103
Health minister announces more supplies are being distributed but acknowledges there are problems.
New Tube restrictions to stop non-essential trips
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 888
London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
PM thanks 500,000 who have signed up to help NHS
25/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,948
The role of volunteers will be "absolutely crucial" in fighting coronavirus, says Boris Johnson.
Jobless struggling to claim benefits
24/03/2020 | news | uk | 179
The system is reeling as hundreds of thousands of people, suddenly without work, try to claim support.
Restrictions 'will last more than three weeks'
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 413
The first minister says the rules may seem extreme but are crucial in slowing the spread of this virus.
Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 3,797
Gatherings of more than two people are banned, shops ordered to close and social events halted as part of rules to keep Britons at home and stop the spread of coronavirus.
'Wave of deaths' if social distancing not followed
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 238
Warning issued by Arlene Foster at a press conference with Michelle O'Neill on Monday afternoon.
Packed Tube trains make distancing 'impossible'
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,511
The crowding has left London Underground drivers and staff "furious", a union leader says.
Hancock admits ‘challenges’ over NHS equipment
23/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,091
It comes after some NHS staff complained of shortages and said they were being treated as "cannon fodder".
NI health service to access private sector beds
22/03/2020 | news | uk | 43
The latest move is part of the Department of Health in NI's surge planning for Covid-19.
Stay at home to stay safe, 1.5 million advised
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 6,985
They will be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks, as the UK's death total reaches 281.
Call for more help for the self-employed
21/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,859
A former Conservative cabinet minister joins trade unions in pushing for more financial protection.
Social distancing may be needed for ‘most of year’
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,545
The government's scientific advisers say this will help to limit the spread of coronavirus.
Businesses can plan 'hibernation' to survive virus
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 18
Welsh minister says firms do not need to make "premature decisions" after aid from the chancellor.
Jaguar Land Rover halts production over virus fear
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 149
The firm said it was responding to "rapidly-changing circumstances" amid the spread of coronavirus.
Closure of social venues 'will lower death toll'
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 416
First Minister Arlene Foster says the move was needed as some people were "not listening" to advice.
Train services to be cut due to coronavirus
20/03/2020 | news | uk | 149
Operators will gradually reduce services from Monday, amid falling demand.
PM: We can 'turn the tide' on coronavirus crisis
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 429
Boris Johnson says he believes the UK can "send it packing" if people follow government advice.
Train cancellations due to coronavirus
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 114
A decrease in travel and an increase in staff absence has affected several routes.
'Schools may not reopen until September'
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 133
The education minister said authorities were dealing with "unprecedented times".
Scottish exams cancelled for first time in history
19/03/2020 | news | uk | 648
The education secretary says the "unprecedented" move is a measure of the gravity of the virus pandemic.
Coronavirus testing rolled out to NHS staff
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 40
Frontline health service workers will be screened as capacity for testing is increased.
Patients urged not to stockpile prescriptions
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 21
Pharmacists say people ordering drugs earlier than usual, or additional items, creates extra workload.
Welsh business support to include self-employed
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 7
Grants for small firms and a business rate holiday for hospitality companies are planned.
North Sea oil and gas hit by Covid-19 'storm'
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 190
Coronavirus and increased supply of oil have led to a "perfect storm" of tumbling prices and cash flow issues.
Warning over coronavirus pressure on charities
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 14
Vulnerable people could put more pressure on the NHS if charities are not given help, it is claimed.
NHS staff 'at risk' over lack of protective gear
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 78
Health workers feel like "cannon fodder" as they don't have equipment to keep them safe from the virus.
Coronavirus: Can Stormont step up?
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 149
The crisis has been politicised with parties split about the best way forward.
Coronavirus: Schools 'may be shut until summer'
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 396
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns schools may not reopen before the summer due to coronavirus.
What Northern Ireland businesses want now
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 47
More moves on rates are likely, but businesses want cash grants and payroll help, writes John Campbell.
All schools in Wales to close by Friday
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 265
All exams have been cancelled as the Welsh Government responds to the coronavirus epidemic.
Dozens of Tube stations to shut over coronavirus
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 704
The night Tube will be stopped from this weekend as part of new contingency plans across London.
Scottish government to back virus-hit businesses
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 84
Employers say they need urgent help to pay staff wages and address cash-flow problems in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
How schools and charities plan to feed children
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 115
Charities are working to help pupils who are entitled to free school meals after they are sent home.
Renters to be protected from eviction, PM says
18/03/2020 | news | uk | 433
The government had been urged to do more for families, workers and tenants affected by coronavirus.
Single-use plastics ban unveiled for Wales
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 32
Plastic straws, cotton buds and balloon sticks are among the items set to be outlawed from 2021.
'Pregnant women should not be in schools'
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 259
Minister issues new advice for pregnant women as teaching unions call for a date for schools to close.
Coronavirus: Second-home owners urged to stay away
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 383
A rural GP says local health services will not be able to cope with a surge in people relocating.
Several schools close over coronavirus fears
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 2
Official advice is for schools to stay open, but a number have decided to shut.
How music, film and theatre are coping in Scotland
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 16
Cancellations and postponements are announced after official advice to avoid theatres, pubs and cinemas.
'Highly possible' schools could shut within days
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 121
Nicola Sturgeon said we could see a more "blanket approach" to school closures as teacher absences increase.
Schools in Scotland and Wales to close from Friday
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 456
Schools in England are expected to follow suit as the UK coronavirus death toll jumps by 32 to 104.
Sturgeon: 'I'm not keeping anything back'
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 757
The first minister says she is trying inform people without scaring them about the spread of the virus.
Pubs and restaurants 'could go bust within weeks'
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 163
The hospitality industry warns businesses will need government help during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: Second death confirmed in Swansea
17/03/2020 | news | uk | 97
A 96-year-old patient has died at Morriston Hospital, the chief medical officer confirms.
Executive announces coronavirus support package
16/03/2020 | news | uk | 47
Ministers say the measures will "protect the most vulnerable in society".
Coronavirus business rates relief for small firms
16/03/2020 | news | uk | 16
But ministers say more help is needed from the UK treasury to help businesses through the crisis.
Warning 3,000 tourism businesses 'may not survive'
16/03/2020 | news | uk | 3
The Balmoral Show has been postponed and an announcement is due on support for businesses.
Coronavirus: Will power and internet be affected?
16/03/2020 | news | uk | 59
As more work from home and those with symptoms self-isolate, will pressure grow on power and broadband networks?
The goodwill gestures tackling coronavirus
16/03/2020 | news | uk | 12
Communities are rallying to support the elderly and vulnerable people most affected by the outbreak.
Some schools close for coronavirus deep clean
16/03/2020 | news | uk | 54
Schools in Aberdeen, Perth and Dunblane are among those shut after being linked to people with the virus.
Health staff 'concerned' over coronavirus strategy
15/03/2020 | news | uk | 234
A letter to politicians warns the NHS in NI is the 'worst shape' to deal with the current crisis.
Mass gatherings off for up to four months
15/03/2020 | news | uk | 877
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland faces an "unprecedented situation" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
'Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope at home'
15/03/2020 | news | uk | 77
Anyone showing coronavirus symptoms no longer needs to call the NHS helpline, says new advice.
Coronavirus: GPs prepare for NHS's 'biggest crisis'
13/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,022
Family doctors are gearing up for a major increase in coronavirus in the community. How will they cope?
Coronavirus: Sick people asked to self-isolate
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 120
People with a new cough or fever are being asked to stay at home for a week.
School exam worry as coronavirus cases rise by 13
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 84
Schools remain open - but that could change - and some are getting ready for remote teaching.
Face-to-face lectures cancelled over coronavirus
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 26
Some universities are to offer lessons online as a precaution against coronavirus.
Republic of Ireland to close schools and colleges
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,238
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the measures take effect from 18:00 on Thursday until 29 March.
Mass events ban as coronavirus cases spike
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 702
Gatherings of more than 500 in Scotland will be cancelled from next week as the UK moves to the delay phase.
Business rates suspension 'would cost NI £200m'
12/03/2020 | news | uk | 88
NI Finance Minister says it would cost about £200m for Stormont to implement a similar business rates holiday to England.
Pavement parking could be banned in England
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
Ministers consult on a ban to help pedestrians, but the AA warns it could lead to "parking chaos".
Food bank shortage blamed on coronavirus panic
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 287
Food banks are asking the public to continue to donate as stockpiling affects their supplies.
Plans for Welsh national forest to be launched
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 68
The scheme - including £15m of grants - would see forest running the length and breadth of Wales.
Community transmission of virus detected in Wales
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 34
The first case of coronavirus transmitted within the community is detected among four new cases.
First community transmission of virus in Scotland
11/03/2020 | news | uk | 212
Nine new cases have been reported with one of those not related to travel outside the UK.
Belfast operations scaled back over coronavirus
10/03/2020 | news | uk | 34
The Mater Hospital will cancel most elective surgeries to free up beds and staff.
Nine new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Wales
10/03/2020 | news | uk | 48
Health officials say nine more individuals have tested positive for the virus bringing total to 15.
Stormont's changing priorities two months on
10/03/2020 | news | uk | 108
Coronavirus, the Budget and RHI - Jayne McCormack assesses the challenges facing the assembly.
Up to 500 jobs losses now expected at Tata UK
10/03/2020 | news | uk | 37
It is fewer than the 1,000 post closures that had been expected to hit its Welsh workforce.
Twenty-five post primary-schools get extra places
09/03/2020 | news | uk | 30
The Department of Education creates 443 more places to cope with an expected increase in demand.
NI schools and sports clubs close over coronavirus
09/03/2020 | news | uk | 26
Two County Armagh schools, two amateur football clubs and a Belfast GAA club close over virus concerns.
West Belfast Black Taxis blame Glider for job cuts
09/03/2020 | news | uk | 142
Some 85 drivers have lost their jobs since Glider buses were introduced in 2018, says a spokesman.
Connery-led company to run Scottish film studio
09/03/2020 | news | uk | 86
First Stage Studio will become the home of a major film and television studio for Scotland in the Port of Leith.
Seagrass planted to help climate change fight
09/03/2020 | news | uk | 137
The "wonder plant" absorbs carbon dioxide faster than trees and supports wildlife, scientists say.
Keep 'common sense approach' to coronavirus
08/03/2020 | news | uk | 126
Speaking after a Cobra meeting, Arlene Foster says the UK is still in coronavirus containment phase.
Tougher penalty plan for drivers using phones
08/03/2020 | news | uk | 47
The minister in charge intends to legislate for higher fines for drivers using a hand-held mobile phone.
Immigration plan 'doesn't work for Wales'
08/03/2020 | news | uk | 108
UK government thresholds for immigration after Brexit will harm Wales, Welsh Government says.
NHS will get 'whatever it needs' for coronavirus
08/03/2020 | news | uk | 202
The chancellor says he is also considering more support for businesses and individuals in an epidemic.
Starbucks bans reusable cups in response to virus
06/03/2020 | news | uk | 616
Customers with personal cups will still get a 25p discount - but drinks will be served in paper cups.
Study to assess impact of traffic on hedgehogs
05/03/2020 | news | uk | 137
Hedgehog numbers are declining in part because so many are killed while crossing our roads.
Tunnel could link Scotland and Northern Ireland
05/03/2020 | news | uk | 552
The Scottish secretary says a tunnel beneath the Irish Sea would be less expensive than a bridge.
Commons committee examines Brexit customs plans
05/03/2020 | news | uk | 44
The NI Affairs Committee is exploring how the Brexit deal will impact trade between NI and GB.
Airport in 'strong position' despite Flybe loss
05/03/2020 | news | uk | 184
Cardiff Airport is "not at risk" despite the collapse of Flybe, which accounted for about a quarter of its traffic.
Scottish airline Loganair takes two Flybe routes
05/03/2020 | news | uk | 133
Flybe operated 14 routes from Belfast City Airport, making up about 80% of all scheduled flights.
How wealthy is your local area?
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 836
New statistics highlight the wealthiest and poorest neighbourhoods in England and Wales.
Three days more sick pay for self-isolating workers
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 1,550
Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, Boris Johnson tells the Commons.
Scotland seeks clarity over Irish Sea border
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 293
The Irish Sea border refers to new controls on GB to NI trade at the end of the Brexit transition period.
Coronavirus crisis is 'top priority', says Foster
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 5
First minister says she and Michelle O'Neill need to be in NI to make coronavirus contingency plans.
Greener petrol at UK pumps to target emissions
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 572
The government is consulting on making lower carbon E10 the new standard grade of fuel for vehicles.
Patients to be seen by video to stem virus spread
04/03/2020 | news | uk | 158
Move to reduce the transmission of coronavirus in hospitals comes as hand-washing ad campaign begins.
Face mask ads banned for 'misleading' virus claims
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 400
Adverts by two firms made false claims about preventing the spread of coronavirus, watchdog rules.
Hand sanitiser rationed at chemists as sales surge
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 28
Pharmacy chains say they are limiting hand gel sales as demand spikes amid coronavirus fears.
Historic locations 'threatened by climate change'
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 18
From peat bogs to hill forts, a panel of experts say historic environments are feeling the impact.
Farmers 'need millions more' for climate change
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 45
NFU Scotland says the funds would be used to encourage farmers to invest in green projects.
Deal agreed to take over British Steel
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 184
Chinese firm Jingye Group says the £50m takeover of the business will be completed next week.
Coronavirus could peak in May, says top doctor
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 66
Wales' chief medical officer says his best guess is that cases could peak in late spring.
Fifth of workers 'could be off sick at virus peak'
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 5,061
Non-urgent NHS care may be delayed if the coronavirus outbreak worsens, the government says, as the number of UK cases rises to 51.
Coronavirus is 'serious situation' for Scotland
03/03/2020 | news | uk | 504
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sets out Scotland's coronavirus strategy as part of the UK action plan.
Thousands of staff needed to meet childcare target
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 173
Audit Scotland says much work still needs to be done to roll out extra nursery places by August.
Tube union demands tests into 'toxic' train dust
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 0
Particles containing metals are causing concern among drivers and commuters, a union says.
'Stop building new homes on flood plains'
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 91
More than 2,000 houses were given planning permission in flood risk areas in Wales between 2016-2019.
Leaders scale back US trip amid coronavirus crisis
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 220
The first and deputy first ministers intend to cancel plans for the New York leg of their itinerary.
Call for 5% of budget to help Welsh wildlife
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 60
More money is needed to tackle the "nature crisis" in Wales, environmentalists say.
Wales 'business as usual' despite coronavirus
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 46
First Minister Mark Drakeford said coronavirus should not stop people from carrying on as normal.
Scotland faces 'significant' coronavirus outbreak
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 781
The first minister warns that more cases are likely to follow the one confirmed case in Scotland.
Coronavirus could spread 'significantly' - PM
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 2,680
Boris Johnson says expansion of the virus is "on the cards" in the UK, as the number of cases rises to 39.
Scotland has second wettest February on record
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 53
Met Office figures showed only February 1990 had more rainfall, as a succession of storms arrived.
Flooding 'not over yet' as river level set to peak
02/03/2020 | news | uk | 408
The Environment Agency warns people not to get "complacent" as warnings remain on the Severn.
First confirmed case of coronavirus in Scotland
01/03/2020 | news | uk | 148
The patient from the Tayside area was diagnosed having recently travelled from Italy.
Coronavirus 'costing pubs hundreds of thousands'
01/03/2020 | news | uk | 122
Worries are heightened by the spread of the virus, with cases north and south of the Irish border.
Council tax now 'number one debt issue'
01/03/2020 | news | uk | 258
Citizens Advice Scotland launches a campaign to help people who are struggling with bills.
How will minimum alcohol pricing work in Wales?
29/02/2020 | news | uk | 49
As prices increase on some alcoholic drinks, how will the new system work?
20mph speed limit starts in central London
28/02/2020 | news | uk | 368
Critics say the plans will make no difference because traffic in London is so slow-moving already.
Minimum alcohol pricing comes into force
28/02/2020 | news | uk | 111
Anyone selling alcohol in Wales below 50p per unit could now be fined up to £1,000.
Flooding worsens as residents evacuated from homes
28/02/2020 | news | uk | 734
Water is pouring off fields which are unable to hold it from the swollen River Aire in East Yorkshire.
Rise in illegal metal detecting at historic sites
28/02/2020 | news | uk | 74
English Heritage says the activity is "robbing us of our past" and appeals to the public for help.
Further £6.8m loan for Cardiff Airport considered
27/02/2020 | news | uk | 53
The money follows on from last year's backing for a £21.2m loan by Welsh ministers.
'More complex surgery' due to NI waiting lists
27/02/2020 | news | uk | 60
Patients with advanced cancers are affected as they are waiting so long for operations, survey suggests.
Ministers urged to get on with EU aid replacement
27/02/2020 | news | uk | 148
Wales' Brexit minister presses for clarity from the UK government on how EU cash will be replaced.
UK's EU trade stance will cost Welsh jobs, says FM
27/02/2020 | news | uk | 94
Mark Drakeford says UK ministers are putting ideology ahead of livelihoods in a rush to get a deal.
Parent with coronavirus causes school closure
27/02/2020 | news | uk | 73
The primary school in Buxton has had a precautionary deep clean and will be closed until Monday.
'1.3 million bits of litter' on NI streets
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 34
Cigarette butts are the most commonly discarded item, according to the most extensive survey of its kind.
New technology could end trains' wi-fi 'notspots'
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 69
Researchers develop a satellite antenna that could end the frustrations of millions of rail passengers.
Speedy 5G rollout 'will require planning reform'
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 17
It is more difficult to install masts in Northern Ireland as they require planning permission.
Council plans 'biggest' single investment in roads
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 136
Highland Council has responsibility for the longest non-trunk road network in Scotland.
Patient safety at hospital's A&E 'precarious'
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 90
There is only one full-time consultant at an under-threat A&E unit when there should be 10.
'No excuses for not cutting crime', police told
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,597
The home secretary signals the return of crime targets, saying "outcomes" in key areas will be measured.
Rail flooding causes transport disruption
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 96
Trains have been cancelled as parts of Wales see almost half a month's rain fall in 13 hours.
PM promises to 'passport' Welsh flood money
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 105
Boris Johnson said his government is committed to working "flat out" with the Welsh Government.
Childcare costs rise 5% for children under two
26/02/2020 | news | uk | 74
A report finds part-time nursery care costs more than £130 per week in England, Scotland and Wales.
Coronavirus preparations stepped up in Scotland
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 205
Nicola Sturgeon chairs a government resilience meeting as ministers say they are "expecting an outbreak".
Facebook dramas 'consuming council's energy'
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 236
Political "dramas" played out online are taking resources away from "more important matters".
EU warns UK over goods checks between NI and GB
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 175
Ministers say EU trade deal chances will be damaged unless preparations begin for checks on goods.
Plastic bag tax raises £2m for NI environment
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 22
The number of plastic bags used is down by two-thirds since the 5p levy was introduced in 2013.
Scotland 'could miss smoking target by 16 years'
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 131
Health campaigners fear more than one in 10 people will still be smoking beyond the government's target date of 2034.
Flood damage could cost £180m, first minister says
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 100
Mark Drakeford says damage is still being assessed, while a river appears to have burst its banks.
New coronavirus advice for Britons back from Italy
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 875
Several schools send pupils and staff home after they return from skiing trips in the country.
Train lines closed as river flood levels rise
25/02/2020 | news | uk | 398
There are two "danger to life" warnings on the Severn and flood defences are likely to be breached.
Warning over building homes on flood plains
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 240
The head of the Environment Agency says new buildings should be made more resilient to flooding.
Woodland tribute to George Harrison announced
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 12
Artwork inspired by the life and lyrics of Harrison are to be erected at the Liverpool attraction.
Health unions vote to accept pay offer
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 87
Unison, Unite and the Royal College of Nursing had been taking strike action over pay and staffing.
UK government 'well prepared' for coronavirus
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,618
The number of UK cases rose to 13 after cruise ship passengers returned to Britain on Saturday.
Children to no longer head footballs in training
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,244
The training guidelines are effective immediately but do not recommend a heading ban during matches.
TripAdvisor halts reviews of 'NatWest Hole'
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 384
A spate of spoof reviews saw the hole ranked as one of Ilkeston's top-rated attractions.
£500 for damaged homes as more flooding expected
24/02/2020 | news | uk | 160
Heavy rainfall is prompting fears of more flooding in areas still recovering from Storm Dennis.
Scottish budget deal 'may not be made this week'
23/02/2020 | news | uk | 728
However, Finance Secretary Kate Forbes says she is "optimistic" that the budget will be passed.
Scotland's parks 'could heat homes and cut carbon'
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 65
Ground heat in urban parks could generate significant energy, according to new research.
GCSE exams could be sat online in future
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 120
The new head of Wales' exam watchdog believes "significantly more" tests could be sat online.
Northern Ireland growth below UK average
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 29
An initial estimate is for 1.1% growth in 2019, slightly higher than the 0.9% in 2018.
Pupils' exam performance falls by up to 10%
21/02/2020 | news | uk | 820
Official figures show the number of students achieving passes in core Higher subjects dropped significantly in 2019.
Beaver reintroduction 'could cut flash-flooding'
20/02/2020 | news | uk | 84
But farmers say are worried the animals could "throw off the balance" between farming and wildlife.
Department for the Economy facing 'inescapable pressures'
20/02/2020 | news | uk | 7
The Economy Committee hears that £33m is needed to address salary pressures in further education alone.
'Too much emphasis' on regenerating cities
20/02/2020 | news | uk | 75
Hoping cash will "trickle out" from cities to surrounding towns "just won't happen", an expert says.
Storm Dennis flooding 'is going to get worse'
20/02/2020 | news | uk | 23
The recent flooding is "scary" and "not normal", warns Environment Agency boss Dave Throup.
Prime minister 'read and signed off Stormont deal'
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 915
Former NI Secretary Julian Smith dismisses claims the PM was unaware of the Stormont deal details.
Longest A&E waiting times hit a new record
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 72
Latest figures show more than 6,800 patients waited more than 12 hours in hospital emergency units.
Urgent action needed on prison pressures, say MSPs
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 369
A new report calls for more contingency measures to ensure the prison system can cope with "failing" jails.
Department for Education seeking £427m extra
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 10
A department official says front line cuts will have to be made if extra funding is not secured.
Village flooded for second time after tree felling
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 174
Natural Resources Wales admits tree felling caused blocked culvert, while two women are rescued from rivers.
EU citizens' 'settled status' application concerns
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 35
Many have yet to apply to remain in Wales after Brexit, prompting drop-in sessions to provide help.
UK immigration plans 'devastating' for Scotland
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,280
Nicola Sturgeon says proposals to stop giving visas to low-skilled workers is the wrong route to take.
Tory MP 'furious' over wait for flood cash help
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 41
Immediate financial help should have been given sooner, the MP for Calder Valley says.
New immigration rules condemned by NI parties
19/02/2020 | news | uk | 185
Politicians from a number of parties have expressed concerns about new proposed immigration rules.
Coronavirus fears hit NI tourism industry
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 23
BBC News NI is told that as many as 3,000 hotel rooms have been cancelled by Chinese tourists.
Why Wales is prone to landslides
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 20
Expert say heavy rain is increasing the risk of landslides, already witnessed after Storm Dennis.
Floods hit 1,000 properties in one county alone
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 109
A council leader says damage from Storm Dennis is bigger than first thought.
NI mumps cases 700% rise down to vaccine cycle
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 13
The PHA says a rise occurs every few years as the vaccine becomes less effective over time.
'Hollywood coming to UK' in new studio plans
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 37
US company Blackhall Studios wants to build a movie-making complex at Thames Valley Science Park.
Northern Ireland's unemployment rate falls slightly
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 24
The rate is one of the lowest on record and the lowest amongst UK's regions.
Unemployment at record low of 2.9%
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 41
The jobless rate for October to December in Wales fell to a lower rate than the UK as a whole.
Fears for Severn towns amid fresh flood warnings
18/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,523
Residents in communities on the river are being evacuated as water threatens to top flood defences.
Queen's nephew the Earl of Snowdon to divorce
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 297
David Armstrong-Jones and his wife Serena are separating after 26 years, a spokesman says.
Up to £10m for Storm Dennis flood victims
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 34
The funding was announced as people continue to be rescued in the aftermath of Storm Dennis.
Scotland's jobless total falls by 14,000
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 138
Official figures show the unemployment rate now stands at 3.5%, compared with 3.8% for the UK as a whole.
Authority warns policing budget is 'unsustainable'
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 73
The Scottish budget allocated an extra £37m to Police Scotland but it still faces a deficit of £49m.
Cross-border trade 'reached £6.5bn in 2018'
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 78
The value of cross-border trade in Ireland reached £6.5bn in 2018, according to InterTrade Ireland.
Further flooding as Storm Dennis damage continues
17/02/2020 | news | uk | 1,409
Fresh "danger to life" flood warnings are issued as the UK reels from damage caused by Storm Dennis.
Clean-up under way after 'devastating' floods
16/02/2020 | news | uk | 82
New severe flood warnings are in place after "unprecedented" flooding from Storm Dennis.
Tories 'totally opposed' to new independence vote
16/02/2020 | news | uk | 801
Jackson Carlaw said there should not be another vote for a generation, even if votes showed support for independence.
Labour 'can't win' without success in Scotland
15/02/2020 | news | uk | 93
The Labour leadership contenders agree that revitalising the party's fortunes north of the border is vital.
Abolish the Welsh Assembly party 'could win seats'
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 74
A political expert points to a poll suggesting nearly one in four people would scrap the Senedd.
Belfast film studios set for £45m expansion
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 18
Belfast Harbour says the plans will create the largest studio complex outside of the South East of England.
Scotland-NI bridge is £20bn 'vanity project'
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 744
Scotland's transport minister criticises Boris Johnson for not consulting Holyrood over the idea.
Hundreds warned over coronavirus after bus event
14/02/2020 | news | uk | 736
Two MPs cancel public engagements after attending a summit where an attendee was diagnosed with the illness.
RHI report due to be published at Stormont
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 300
A report into a renewable heating scheme that helped collapse NI's government will be published later.
Minimum alcohol pricing awareness campaign starts
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 116
In two weeks' time retailers will have to charge at least 50p per unit of alcohol.
Teachers and NHS staff 'priced out' of communities
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 85
One head teacher claims she cannot afford to live in her village because house prices are so high.
Brandon Lewis replaces Smith as NI secretary
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 46
Julian Smith, who helped to restore power-sharing at Stormont, was sacked after 204 days in the job.
Nigerian airline Green Africa orders 50 A220 jets
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 18
Wings for the A220 jet project are made at Bombardier's plant in Belfast.
Julian Smith sacked as NI secretary
13/02/2020 | news | uk | 367
Mr Smith says that serving the people of Northern Ireland was "the greatest privilege".
Will the 'Boris Bridge' ever rise from the seas?
12/02/2020 | news | uk | 56
The UK's largest transport body says a NI-Scotland bridge is a promise that will never be kept.
Body cameras for train staff facing more violence
12/02/2020 | news | uk | 14
More than 350 incidents of violence towards staff and the public were recorded in Wales last year.
More than 40 drivers with 12 points still driving
12/02/2020 | news | uk | 36
There are "mitigating" circumstances in which drivers are able to keep their licences.
UK's 2021 census 'could be the last'
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The UK's national statistician hopes other data sources could replace the 200-year-old questionnaire.
Sturgeon and Gove make climate summit pledge
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 764
The politicians insist the Glasgow COP26 conference will not be derailed by "squabbles" between their governments.
Pupils failed by poor reading and numeracy lessons
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 86
Inspectors say teaching falls short in about half of Pembrokeshire's 52 primary schools.
Flood defences get 1% of infrastructure spending
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 188
Nearly £5bn is due to be spent on flood defences in England up until 2026, government figures show.
Carlaw wins Scottish Conservative leadership race
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 390
Jackson Carlaw had been the party's interim leader since Ruth Davidson quit the role in August.
Old nuclear site could pioneer mini-reactor
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 81
Trawsfynydd could become the first site of a new wave of small nuclear power stations.
Derry Eden Project 'could open by 2023'
11/02/2020 | news | uk | 13
The £67m plans could transform 250 acres on land on the banks of the River Foyle if funding is secured.
'No justification' for facial recognition
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 365
MSPs warn use of the software would be a "radical departure" from current policing in Scotland.
NI brothers to direct new Texas Chainsaw Massacre
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 12
Andy and Ryan Tohill will direct a reboot of the 1974 horror cult classic.
Electric car drivers 'avoid' parts of Wales
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 89
Wales only has four more rapid charging points in the whole country than Milton Keynes.
Four more people diagnosed with coronavirus in UK
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 52
The government issues new powers to force people into quarantine as UK cases double to eight.
Cars trapped as heavy snow follows Storm Ciara
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 98
As the Storm Ciara clean-up continues, heavy snow traps cars on roads in north Wales.
Man dies as tree falls on car during storm
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 114
Some areas across England saw a month-and-a-half's worth of rainfall on Sunday and gusts of 97mph.
Election marks seismic break for two-party system
10/02/2020 | news | uk | 60
Sinn Féin is the biggest winner of first preference votes following Saturday's election.
Salmon producers warn of 'huge' Brexit burden
09/02/2020 | news | uk | 724
The industry says the UK government has told it to prepare for trade barriers with the European Union.
Coronavirus labs to begin testing in Scotland
09/02/2020 | news | uk | 86
Two new testing facilities are created in Glasgow and Edinburgh to carry out coronavirus tests.
Confidence in private sector rises
07/02/2020 | news | uk | 3
The Ulster Bank credits the restoration of Stormont for the increase in business morale.
New Northern trains less reliable than Pacers
07/02/2020 | news | uk | 189
Figures show the new £500m trains have a higher breakdown rate than the ageing Pacers.
Crimes unreported as public lose faith in police
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 948
A new report reveals that a suspect is charged in under 8% of recorded crimes in England and Wales.
Call for public transport boost to ease M4 jams
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 118
The man seeking alternatives to a ditched relief road says commuters need alternatives to cars.
Johnson rebuked over universal credit jobs claim
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 411
The UK Statistics Authority says a 200,000 jobs boost claimed by the PM was only a prediction.
Welsh firefighters could perform NHS roles
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 105
Fire and rescue services could be given a wider role in keeping people safe under new plans.
Most rail customers 'not aware of delay payments'
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 128
A rail watchdog claims millions of pounds are being left unclaimed by people hit by train delays.
Veterans guaranteed job interviews
06/02/2020 | news | uk | 845
The move follows the unveiling of a new railcard that will offer veterans discounted train travel.
NHS orders 'coronavirus pods' in England hospitals
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 22
The move is meant to protect other patients from infection if people ignore advice to self-isolate.
NI consumers 'may face reduced choice post-Brexit'
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 73
Some goods entering NI from GB will face new checks and controls after Brexit.
MoTs every two years being considered
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 44
Nicola Mallon has sought legal advice on reducing MoT tests from every year to every two years.
Last UK flight for Britons in coronavirus-hit city
05/02/2020 | news | uk | 638
Government charter comes after expats were urged to leave China as the outbreak claims more lives.
Tax rises considered to pay for growing care costs
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 401
Ministers want a "grown-up debate" on paying for social care, with the idea of tax rises on the table.
Warmer winters 'puts species at risk'
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 34
Unseasonal weather and "lost" winters are forcing wildlife into early spring activity.
Minister unveils £23m welfare scheme extension
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 169
Payments to lessen the impact of the so-called bedroom tax in Northern Ireland were due to run out on 31 March.
Barnier: Work should start now on NI agreements
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 43
EU chief spoke as he launched the union's negotiating objectives for a trade deal with the UK.
It could be hard cheese for Stilton in name row
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 60
The Cambridgeshire village of Stilton's hopes to make the product following Brexit may be dashed.
How Brexit changed the debate over Scotland and the EU
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 964
The discussion has shifted since the 2014 Scottish independence referendum campaign.
PM: 'No need' for UK to follow EU rules on trade
03/02/2020 | news | uk | 10,094
But the EU's Michel Barnier offers a contrasting vision of negotiations, calling for a "level playing field".
Dry, hot summers could become 'common' in Scotland
02/02/2020 | news | uk | 324
Researchers say the country should prepare for more summers like 2018, with temperatures of about 30C.
Why did business rates become a battleground?
31/01/2020 | news | uk | 98
A battle is fought at Holyrood over who controls nearly £3bn raised each year in business rates.
Energy firm to build first subsidy-free wind farm
31/01/2020 | news | uk | 37
The 11-turbine project is SSE Renewables' first since UK government support for onshore wind ended.
Nicola Sturgeon calls for patience over indyref2
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 3,037
Scotland's first minister says she still wants indyref2 this year - but acknowledges it may not come until at least 2021.
More schools 'green' in performance ratings
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 29
There are still a stubborn number of secondary schools rated "red" and needing most help to improve.
Flag lowered at Senedd as the UK leaves the EU
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 404
The European Union flag is taken down in Cardiff Bay as Brexit formally takes effect.
Farming income in NI falls by a quarter
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 39
Money generated fell from £386m in 2018 to £290m in 2019, according to provisional figures.
Long emergency department waits more than double
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 63
In December 5,280 people waited for more than 12 hours - up from 1,991 a year before.
More than 10,500 MoTs cancelled, officials reveal
30/01/2020 | news | uk | 23
Figures from the Department for Infrastructure show 17,418 tests were carried out in the same period.
Girls' anxiety made worse by lack of sleep
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 76
Study shows almost a third of young people experience sleep problems - but older girls' mental health is suffering the most.
Netflix hits 'must not sideline' Welsh film talent
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 16
Independents say the government's focus has been on big shows like Netflix's Sex Education.
Rail firm Northern to be nationalised
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 2,085
The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.
Dad's bid to police parent-and-child parking bays
29/01/2020 | news | uk | 120
Simon Harris places flyers on the cars of drivers without children caught using the bays
NI hauliers call for government help over Brexit
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 68
The Freight Transport Association says funding for training will be required to develop expertise.
MSPs back new Scottish independence referendum
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 772
The Scottish Parliament votes 64 to 54 to back Nicola Sturgeon's call for a new vote on independence.
A&E downgrade 'needed' due to doctor shortage
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 105
Bosses say a shortage of doctors means "urgent action" is needed but protesters oppose the plans.
Flags commission to resume work
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 120
The Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition is to meet in early March.
Britons in China call for more UK coronavirus help
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 878
UK citizens criticise the government response as No 10 says it is finalising plans for their return.
Scotland's most and least deprived areas named
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 467
Research suggests parts of Greenock town centre are the areas with the greatest deprivation in the country.
Suspension of MoTs 'could last weeks or months'
28/01/2020 | news | uk | 125
Nichola Mallon says two separate reviews will be conducted to see what went wrong and how to fix it.
New plan for how children will be taught revealed
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 91
It will be the first complete reform to the curriculum in Wales in more than 30 years.
Alcohol sales fall in first year of minimum pricing
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 333
The volume of pure alcohol sold per person is down 3.6% in Scotland while south of the border it has risen.
Microsoft to establish Belfast cyber security centre
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 8
Eighty-five jobs will be created as tech giant Microsoft invests in new cyber security infrastructure.
Belfast schools set for increase in pupil numbers
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 48
Education chiefs are consulting on plans for more post-primary places in the south and east of the city.
What are the implications of Brexit for NI?
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 71
BBC News NI's John Campbell considers what happens after Friday night when the UK leaves the EU.
Wales to bring in smacking ban after assembly vote
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,008
Wales becomes the second part of the UK to ban parents from smacking their children.
Call for powers to set up 'Scottish visa' system
27/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,282
Ministers want powers to be devolved for a "tailored" system that could boost immigration to Scotland.
Thousands of MoTs cancelled over cracked lifts
26/01/2020 | news | uk | 40
Temporary MoT exemptions are being automatically issued to some but not all affected drivers.
Recycling centre closure plan to cut council costs
26/01/2020 | news | uk | 27
Residents are concerned over fly-tipping as their nearest recycling centre would be 17 miles away.
Department apologises over parking app problems
26/01/2020 | news | uk | 15
Several users of the JustPark app say they received incorrect bills and parking charges.
Met Police to deploy facial recognition cameras
24/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,274
Police say the short-term deployments will check watchlists of suspects wanted for serious crimes.
Valleys high street named the best in the UK
24/01/2020 | news | uk | 111
Treorchy has been praised for a thriving community - bursting with independent businesses.
Coronavirus plans in place as person tested
24/01/2020 | news | uk | 17
Dr Giri Shankar says one Welsh resident was tested for the virus but the results were clear.
Thousands of civil servants strike over pay
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 116
The trade union Nipsa says its members have had below-inflation pay rises for nine years.
What do the Labour candidates say about Scotland?
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 140
What do Keir Starmer, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Emily Thornberry have to say about Scotland?
Health board delays staff recruitment to cut costs
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 34
Swansea Bay health board says the move does not affect doctor or nurse recruitment.
Academic selection has 'significant' impact on pupils
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 28
A new report shows academic selection has significant educational and economic consequences for pupils.
Welsh farms 'lag behind England' on diversifying
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 27
Farmers in Wales need more support to be entrepreneurial after Brexit, a report suggests.
'Increased likelihood' of China virus reaching UK
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 882
Fourteen people have now been tested for the virus in the UK, including nine awaiting results.
Incident team set up as five tested for coronavirus
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 101
The patients are being tested as a precaution in Scotland after returning from China with respiratory problems.
Number of suspects charged with crime hits new low
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 587
Only 7.3% of offences lead to a suspect being charged, figures show, as knife crime continues to rise.
Amazon set for £3m tax rebate amid floor space row
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 164
The online giant has won an appeal against a local council over mezzanines.
Call for 'Dracula Coast' tourist trail in Scotland
23/01/2020 | news | uk | 50
Experts say Dracula author Bram Stoker was inspired by the landmarks and scenery of north-east of Scotland.
Assembly members to give away £1,000 pay rise
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 98
Stormont parties agree a process to give the increase in their salaries to public funds or charity.
NI farmers 'must adapt to hit climate change goal'
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 60
NI's farmers must adapt along with those elsewhere in the UK to help reach a key target on climate change, a government advisory body has said.
Welsh A&E waiting times hit worst ever level
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 112
Only 72.1% waited less than fours hours in December, compared to the target of 95%.
NI should plant more trees in zero-carbon bid
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 4
NI is the least wooded part of the UK, and one of the least in Europe with tree cover at around 8%.
Ferries are a 'long way off completion', MSPs warned
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 259
Two delayed CalMac ferries are less than half built after an "OK Corral" style stand-off, a Holyrood inquiry hears.
Exam appeal costs 'not putting students off'
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 9
The exams agency says there is no evidence that charges are "a disincentive" to state school pupils.
Losses on TV and film investments 'worrying'
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 50
£15m of taxpayers money has been spent on 15 projects - only one has fully recouped the cash.
The drive to stop plastic pollution growing in new forests
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 40
Hundreds of thousands of plastic tubes are used to protect saplings - but the industry wants to reduce their impact.
'Failing' rail firm faces public ownership
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 294
The government reveals South Western Railway's franchise is "not sustainable in the long term".
Corporation tax cut 'not dead and gone' says Dodds
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 56
However, the economy minister says the most pressing issue is to look at how Brexit will impact NI.
Tesco Bank to create 100 tech jobs in Edinburgh
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 30
The jobs boost is part of a wider investment in the company's online banking operation.
NI's five main parties want MLA pay rise deferred
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 173
Party leaders ask Assembly Commission to halt £1,000 rise until decision to award it is reviewed.
UK to monitor China flights as virus precaution
22/01/2020 | news | uk | 143
Precautionary measures will apply to flights from Wuhan to Heathrow, the government says.
Sturgeon: Wellbeing as important as economic growth
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,030
In a speech later, Ms Sturgeon will say Scotland is creating an economy where "collective wellbeing" is as fundamental as GDP.
Council backs £500m plan to regenerate Belfast
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 13
Tribeca developer revised plans for the Cathedral Quarter, but it still faces opposition.
What will Brexit mean for Stormont?
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 370
BBC News NI's Jayne McCormack assesses what Brexit means for the recently-restored NI Assembly.
Police must 'think differently' due to austerity
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 21
Effort needs to go into crime prevention as the cost of reacting is too much, a chief constable says.
Assembly members set to get £1,000 pay rise
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 177
The hike will see assembly members' pay increase from £49,500 to £50,500.
Parking bans and clean air: The cities going green
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 167
How the clampdown on emissions is driving radical change in Scotland's busiest areas.
Network Rail probe over 'poor performance'
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 402
The rail regulator says Network Rail's performance was not good enough in the north and central England.
More people triggering emergency alarms on trains
21/01/2020 | news | uk | 339
Crowded carriages and lack of help for disabled people would make some rail users press the button.
How will we heat our homes without gas?
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 166
We have the answers to a selection of questions about climate change sent in by readers.
Farming fear over plans to plant 20 million trees
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 61
The Farmers Union of Wales says forestation could be damaging for agriculture and food production.
Devolution politicians reject PM's Brexit bill
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,339
Welsh politicians refuse consent to Brexit bill after politicians in Scotland and NI did the same.
How could NI's finance minister raise more money?
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 106
Conor Murphy may have to raise an extra £1bn to meet the public services bill.
'Illegal' plastic waste returned to UK by Malaysia
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,078
Malaysia will not become "the garbage dump of the world", says the country's environment minister.
Zero carbon economy 'still needs good roads'
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 110
Infrastructure minister Michael Matheson says projects such as the A9 dualling were not incompatible with climate targets.
Farmers and vegans 'can co-exist side by side'
20/01/2020 | news | uk | 34
Farmers in Scotland say the industry is doing its bit for the environment as interest in Veganuary grows.
Job loss claim over 'deeply flawed' Brexit plan
19/01/2020 | news | uk | 43
Chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged to end alignment with the EU after the UK leaves.
Clean energy to power all new homes from 2025
17/01/2020 | news | uk | 50
The proposals could mean new houses are cheaper to run and are more efficient.
Economy slows down as private sector shrinks
16/01/2020 | news | uk | 12
Northern Ireland's economy is lagging behind when compared to the rest of the UK.
NI health workers' unions thank public over strikes
16/01/2020 | news | uk | 73
Unison and RCN step back from industrial action over pay and staffing following Stormont deal.
Finance package keeps NI in 'austerity trap'
16/01/2020 | news | uk | 276
The Westminster government is to give the NI Executive an extra £1bn to support the Stormont deal.
Scottish FA poised to ban kids heading footballs
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 905
Rules could be in place within weeks after a study found ex-players are more likely to die of dementia.
No way to measure city deal success, says watchdog
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 164
Governments and councils have committed £5.2bn to the deals designed to boost growth and create jobs.
NI ministers write to PM over Stormont deal
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 108
Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill write to the prime minister about Stormont's financial package.
UK 'should be Ireland's best friend' after Brexit
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 113
Dr Liam Fox says the UK may have "missed a trick" when it comes to Anglo-Irish relations.
Plan to convert black bag landfill waste to energy
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 20
Five councils in west Scotland sign a deal to divert 190,000 tonnes of waste from landfill to create electricity.
Health union 'needs reassurance' before strike ends
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 104
The Royal College of Nursing director says she cannot yet suspend next week's planned health strike action.
HS2 'threatens' natural habitats, report warns
15/01/2020 | news | uk | 226
Wildlife group says rare species could be wiped out by rail link and calls for a "greener" approach.
Retailers suffer 'bleak midwinter' for sales
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 33
A survey finds sales rose year-on-year last month, but the figures were skewed by Black Friday data.
£2 congestion charge plan to cut Cardiff traffic
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 282
Cardiff could join London and Durham and charge city centre drivers to meet clean air targets.
Johnson rejects Sturgeon's indyref2 demand
14/01/2020 | news | uk | 7,149
Boris Johnson confirms he will not agree to Nicola Sturgeon's request for a second independence referendum.
PM's Brexit deal 'gives EU what it wanted for NI'
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 27
Theresa's May former chief of staff, Lord Barwell, says Boris Johnson's deal is bad for the union.
Health unions to consider £30m pay offer
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 376
However, unions express concern that the money is coming from Stormont instead of Westminster.
Schools 'could teach Mandarin' to boost trade
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 53
The idea to help prepare for Chinese visitors is part of a post-Brexit international strategy.
Company rewards non-smokers with extra holiday
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 526
Recruitment agency boss Don Bryden says "a healthier workplace is a happier workplace".
NI Brexit deadline is 'almost impossible' to meet
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 29
A think tank casts doubt on whether the NI part of the deal can be implemented by the end of 2020.
Is Scotland leading the way on climate change?
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 302
With a major UN climate conference coming to Glasgow, we ask what Scotland is doing about climate change.
Plan to ban cars through centre of Birmingham
13/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,109
Private cars would only be allowed in and out of the city in certain places under plans by the city council.
Governments must 'deliver financial package'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 20
New Finance Minister Conor Murphy says the two governments must "honour their pledge".
Stormont financial package 'falls way short'
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,769
Finance Minister Conor Murphy says government must live up to commitments made to Stormont parties.
Councils 'need extra £1bn' to prevent further cuts
12/01/2020 | news | uk | 380
Local authority lobby Cosla wants the government to act "before it is too late".
Teachers worry over funding for smaller classes
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 71
What will happen to a £36m fund aimed at cutting infant class sizes in Wales?
Manufacturers report sharp drop in new orders
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 181
A regular survey of firms also shows that overall business activity in Scotland stagnated in December.
Deal 'holds NI to ransom' over health staff pay
10/01/2020 | news | uk | 823
Unison accuses Julian Smith of trying to infringe on human rights with Stormont deal.
UK's new warmest December confirmed in Highlands
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 27
The data recorded last month at Achfary has been validated by meteorologists and showed a temperature of 18.7C.
UK nuclear weapons programme £1.3bn over budget
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 377
The MoD's "poor management" of the programme has resulted in growing costs and delays, a watchdog finds.
Electric buses launched in bid to cut emissions
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 74
Bus operator First Glasgow says it is a "statement of intent" as the city aims to become "net zero".
Parents urged to apply for new free childcare plan
09/01/2020 | news | uk | 505
Previously families could receive 600 hours of free childcare a year - it rises to 1,140 hours in August.
Stormont talks 'at critical moment' say DUP
08/01/2020 | news | uk | 426
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said the party was working towards a "fair and balanced" agreement.
Quarter of region's schools at below 50% capacity
08/01/2020 | news | uk | 29
Many of the primaries and secondaries in Dumfries and Galloway have more classrooms than they need.
Thousands of nurses across NI in 12-hour strike
07/01/2020 | news | uk | 117
More than 2,000 appointments are cancelled and the health board expects "significant disruption".
MSPs vote to reject UK Brexit legislation
07/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,524
Holyrood votes by 92 to 29 to reject the Withdrawal Agreement Bill after MSPs hit out at Brexit.
Congestion to be tackled amid city pollution fears
07/01/2020 | news | uk | 45
There is a belief that plans could include a congestion charge on motorists to improve air quality.
'Exhausted' London bus drivers could strike
06/01/2020 | news | uk | 166
A union says drivers are so tired they are at risk of putting passengers and road users in danger.
NI emergency care has 'fallen off a cliff'
03/01/2020 | news | uk | 230
More than 400 patients were waiting more than 12 hours in emergency departments by Friday.
MSP says Scottish Labour must split from UK party
03/01/2020 | news | uk | 969
Monica Lennon says the radical move is the only way the party can end its "long-term losing streak" in Scotland.
Talks to end NI devolution deadlock resume
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 506
Irish Deputy PM Simon Coveney says he is hopeful of "a new beginning for politics in NI".
Rail fares to go up across Scotland
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 183
The average rise will be 2.4% - slightly less than the UK average of 2.7%.
Commuters hit by 2.7% rail fare rise
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 1,722
Many passengers are facing an increase of more than £100 for annual season tickets.
Army urges young people lacking confidence to join
01/01/2020 | news | uk | 978
Social media addicts, gym junkies and binge-drinkers are all targets of the recruitment drive.
York to ban cars from city centre
31/12/2019 | news | uk | 758
The measure would ban all "non-essential" private car journeys in the city centre by 2023.
PM to 'carefully consider' indyref2' request
20/12/2019 | news | uk | 1,434
The Scottish secretary insists Boris Johnson will not mark Nicola Sturgeon's letter "return to sender".
DUP 'flatly rejects' talks impasse is its fault
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 695
The British and Irish governments wanted to table an agreement on Thursday but could not get DUP support.
Call to 'scrap CalMac ferries and start again'
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 455
Ex-Ferguson shipyard boss Jim McColl speaks out against plans to spend £110m on part-finished ferries.
Heathrow third runway 'delayed for 12 months'
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 160
The airport claims a decision by the aviation regulator to limit its spending will delay progress.
What will happen in Scottish politics in 2020?
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 342
After a tumultuous 2019, what does the new year have in prospect for Scottish politics?
Brexit deal deadline 'dangerous and misleading'
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 54
Wales' first minister criticises Boris Johnson's EU departure plan laid out in the Queen's Speech.
How will Wales stop landfill waste by 2050?
19/12/2019 | news | uk | 60
Repair cafes and treatment plants for hard-to-recycle items like nappies are part of new proposals.
SoS does not want 'blame game' over health crisis
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 169
Mr Smith held a health summit with Stormont parties following strike action by health staff.
Nicola Sturgeon calls for powers to hold indyref2
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 6,002
Scotland's first minister calls on UK government to negotiate the transfer of power to allow another independence referendum.
Scotland's economy grew by 0.3% over the summer
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 89
The Scottish economy avoided recession earlier this year with the modest GDP increase, latest figures show.
Fishing quotas will see cod landings cut by half
18/12/2019 | news | uk | 135
Talks in Brussels end with agreement that 2020 will see far fewer fish landed from the North Sea.
Strike action by thousands of NI nurses ends
17/12/2019 | news | uk | 161
Action by UNITE health workers and NIPSA ambulance staff will continue into Thursday morning.
Climate emergency 'has not led to action in Wales'
17/12/2019 | news | uk | 79
The Welsh Government is accused by assembly members of continuing "business as usual".
What would no-trade-deal mean for NI?
17/12/2019 | news | uk | 232
BBC News NI's Economics and Business Editor breaks down the implications of a no-trade-deal Brexit.
Scottish independence: Will indyref2 still happen?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 1,881
Nicola Sturgeon has urged independence supporters to be patient - but could indyref2 still happen in 2020?
Public's help wanted on future energy strategy
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 21
Submitted ideas will be brought to an incoming economy minister and will feed into future schemes.
A&E record low as ambulance service struggles
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 55
Welsh A&E departments are struggling, with the worst of the winter pressures yet to come, figures show.
Scotland must 'walk the talk' on climate change
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 191
The Committee on Climate Change says the 2045 date for net-zero emissions is a "step-change in ambition" for Scotland.
Is it OK to call in sick with a common cold?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 438
Should you just crack on with it when you have a cold, or hide under the duvet for everybody's sake?
Is Labour's position on independence changing?
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 765
As Scottish Labour seeks to regroup after its election loss, party members are publicly talking about their stance on indyref2.
Rail services cancelled as new timetable starts
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 339
Commuters criticise rail firms Northern and Transpennine Express over the cancellations and delays.
Passengers complain of new train timetable delays
16/12/2019 | news | uk | 54
Transport for Wales rolled out its new timetable on Sunday but blamed delays and cancellations on staff shortages.
Medical leaders call for end to political deadlock
15/12/2019 | news | uk | 21
The British Medical Association and seven royal colleges have issued a joint statement.
'Now is the moment' to restore devolution
15/12/2019 | news | uk | 613
The Northern Ireland secretary met the leaders of the five biggest parties at Stormont on Monday.
Welsh Government cash boost in budget
13/12/2019 | news | uk | 94
Every department from health to housing, transport and education will see funding go up from April.
Bid to create Scotland's 'largest upland woods'
10/12/2019 | news | uk | 73
A Moray-based charity plans to plant a 100,000-tree woodland in hills near Loch Ness to create new habitats.
'No more' can be done to save money in NI schools
10/12/2019 | news | uk | 74
The head of the Education Authority says she acknowledges principals' growing frustration over funding.
NI Brexit concerns 'must not be allowed to fester'
10/12/2019 | news | uk | 97
The unionist response to the Brexit deal carries echoes of 1985, says a former Irish ambassador.
Bottle deposit scheme 'needs variable rate'
09/12/2019 | news | uk | 56
MSPs call for more flexibility said larger bottles could incur a higher charge.
Health crisis: Nurses in 48-hour industrial action
09/12/2019 | news | uk | 134
Members of the Royal College of Nursing are refusing to do things like working unpaid hours.
Clean air plan targets cars, stoves and industry
09/12/2019 | news | uk | 154
Public Health Wales estimates air pollution contributes to up to 1,400 deaths a year in Wales.
More wind on the way after Storm Atiyah disruption
09/12/2019 | news | uk | 116
Electricity supplies are restored after gales cut power and bring down trees across Wales.
Nurses at Altnagelvin join industrial action
08/12/2019 | news | uk | 73
Unison nurses at the Londonderry hospital join the ongoing action over pay and conditions.
Scottish private sector output expands
06/12/2019 | news | uk | 62
A regular RBS survey suggests there are "some positive signs" for firms, after output grows in November.
Business activity drops at sharpest rate in years
06/12/2019 | news | uk | 36
Brexit uncertainty is the main reason for the fall, according to the Ulster Bank report.
Frustration over five-week rail cancellations
05/12/2019 | news | uk | 38
A replacement bus service can take up to two hours to travel the 40-mile journey.
What happens if wintry weather hits the election?
05/12/2019 | news | uk | 155
Scottish councils have been making plans in case adverse weather causes disruption on Thursday.
Ulster Unionists 'want hung parliament'
04/12/2019 | news | uk | 387
Launching the UUP manifesto, Steve Aiken says he hopes party MPs will stop the current Brexit deal.
NI Railways on track for service changes
03/12/2019 | news | uk | 30
Additional commuter trains and extra Saturday night services are on the way.
Mixed report for Scots education in world rankings
03/12/2019 | news | uk | 497
Scottish 15-year-olds' performance in reading has improved but it falls in maths and science.
Sinn Féin hits out at DUP's 'crazy Brexit agenda'
02/12/2019 | news | uk | 679
Leader Mary Lou McDonald unveils the party's manifesto ahead of next week's general election.
Industrial action could delay cancer diagnosis
01/12/2019 | news | uk | 189
More than 10,000 outpatient appointments and surgeries will not go ahead on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
North of England 'deserves better' on transport
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 151
London's transport spending is two-and-a-half times more per head than the north's, figures show.
Does gritting roads harm the environment?
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 21
Using salt to de-ice roads is harmful to wildlife and alternatives should be tried, a scientist says.
NI health system 'at point of collapse'
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 66
Royal College of Surgeons says situation is "unacceptable" as NI waiting times reach all-time high.
EU net migration to UK at lowest for 16 years
28/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,260
Fewer people came to the UK from the EU to work and a record number returned home, the ONS says.
Minister says 1,000 Tata jobs at risk in Wales
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 101
Ken Skates says it "appears to be the case" that planned job losses could fall in Wales.
Bags for life 'adding to rising plastic waste'
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 334
Households bought 54 "reusable" bags on average last year, research says, prompting calls for a ban.
How wet has autumn 2019 really been?
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 132
There seems to have been a lot of rain and flooding this autumn but how wet has it really been?
UK 'has the technology' for zero carbon emissions
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 48
"Unproven" future technologies are not needed to eliminate greenhouse gases, a report says.
Two-thirds of UK homes 'fail on energy targets'
27/11/2019 | news | uk | 366
Evidence suggests improving housing is one of the most cost-effective ways to cut carbon emissions.
SNP vote 'will send clear message on indyref2'
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,149
Nicola Sturgeon says her party wants to "escape Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands".
Child poverty 'will rise' under Tory plans
26/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,884
New analysis of election manifestos shows no major UK party's plans would reduce child poverty.
Over 1.2 million coffee cups recycled in city bins
25/11/2019 | news | uk | 16
But organisers of a scheme in Leeds estimate 80% of recyclable products still go in the wrong bin.
Most common Christmas delivery problems revealed
22/11/2019 | news | uk | 221
One shopper found a parcel in her toilet after it was pushed through a window, a survey says.
UK councils' benefits pages push credit card ads
21/11/2019 | news | uk | 37
The data protection watchdog is assessing hundreds of council websites after a BBC investigation.
Labour vows no Irish Sea border in new Brexit deal
21/11/2019 | news | uk | 104
The party's manifesto contains the pledge of a new deal with no regulatory border between NI and GB.
NI music tourism 'generates £90m' in 2018
20/11/2019 | news | uk | 48
The latest UK Music report studies money spent on things like tickets and merchandise in Northern Ireland.
What is the 'most iconic' Scots word?
19/11/2019 | news | uk | 407
"Glaikit", "scunnered" and "shoogle" lose out to a word commonly used to describe the Scottish weather.
Third biggest UK arena could be in Concorde hangar
18/11/2019 | news | uk | 36
There have been years of setbacks and rows over sites in Bristol's city centre and outskirts.
Welsh politicians clash in TV election debate
17/11/2019 | news | uk | 62
Five leading Welsh politicians vie for party votes in the first TV head-to-head debate in Wales.
Staff shortages put 'cancer survival rates at risk'
17/11/2019 | news | uk | 352
A Holyrood committee finds 18% of cancer patients in June were not seen within the six-week target.
'Do not ditch valued and recognised GCSEs'
15/11/2019 | news | uk | 66
The exams should be kept, says a watchdog, as the school curriculum in Wales heads for major reforms.
PM claims there will be no Irish Sea border
15/11/2019 | news | uk | 164
Boris Johnson tells a radio phone-in he "guarantees" businesses will face no extra costs or checks.
Major local electoral changes include votes at 16
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 253
Prisoners could also get the vote in the the biggest changes to Wales' electoral system in 50 years.
Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance
14/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,212
Nicola Sturgeon has joked Jeremy Corbyn will end up demanding another indyref after further timing confusion.
Corbyn rows back on indyref2 timing comments
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,819
Jeremy Corbyn had ruled out a Scottish independence referendum in a Labour government's first term.
Flood-hit villagers 'could be homeless for weeks'
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,126
Boris Johnson is heckled on a visit to South Yorkshire as 200 Army personnel join the relief effort.
Grass 'could replace plastic' for packaging
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 49
Leftover farming materials could replace plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables, scientists say.
Will there be electoral pacts in Scotland?
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 191
In some parts of the UK parties are not fielding candidates, but is that the case north of the border?
Labour and Lib Dems criticise floods response
12/11/2019 | news | uk | 2,801
Boris Johnson is chairing a government emergency committee to discuss how flooding has been handled.
Welsh Lib Dems launch campaign to 'stop Brexit'
11/11/2019 | news | uk | 225
Their plans includes stopping Brexit, investing in public services and tackling the climate crisis.
Deposit return plan 'could increase plastic waste'
11/11/2019 | news | uk | 248
An aluminium recycling body warns a flat rate levy could lead to shoppers switching to plastic containers instead.
'Brexit uncertainty affects NI businesses'
08/11/2019 | news | uk | 77
Private sector activity in October fell for the eighth month in a row, according to a survey.
'Remainers who want to fight for EU need Labour'
08/11/2019 | news | uk | 83
Keir Starmer says a new referendum can only come about if his party forms the next UK government.
No checks on goods between NI and GB, says PM
08/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,549
Boris Johnson briefed Northern Ireland Conservative members but did he get all the details correct?
Farage makes last ditch plea for pact with Tories
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 918
The Brexit Party leader says he will try "for a few more days" to agree a leave alliance.
Sturgeon lists SNP's conditions for backing Labour
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 5,855
The SNP leader says Jeremy Corbyn would need to back the "principle" of a second independence referendum.
Scottish Greens say climate 'most pressing' issue
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 56
The party highlights that the next parliament will run over a crucial period for combating climate change.
Aston Martin launches first Wales-made car
07/11/2019 | news | uk | 71
The luxury car brand hopes the new DBX SUV will deliver a sales boost after a disappointing year.
PM says only Conservatives can save 'fantastic' UK
06/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,427
Boris Johnson urges voters to use next month's general election to call a halt to Nicola Sturgeon's plans for indyref2.
Labour pledges Scots council house building drive
06/11/2019 | news | uk | 473
Richard Leonard launches the Scottish Labour election campaign with a pledge to build 120,000 homes.
GCSE and A-level languages marking under review
05/11/2019 | news | uk | 64
The NI exams board is investigating concerns it is harder to achieve top marks in language exams.
Rail workers to hold 27 days of strikes
05/11/2019 | news | uk | 1,048
The stoppage will affect South Western Railway services in December and on New Year's Day.
Tory party has 'failed' working people - Drakeford
05/11/2019 | news | uk | 166
Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford launches the Welsh Labour's general election campaign.
Housebuilder's profits hit by 'challenging' market
04/11/2019 | news | uk | 25
Glasgow-based Mactaggart & Mickel saw revenues rise in the year to 30 April but pre-tax profits were down.
Publicly funded arts bodies 'not reaching poor'
04/11/2019 | news | uk | 22
Organisations labelling people "hard to reach" are "not trying hard enough", AMs are told.
NHS given extra £10m to ease winter pressures
03/11/2019 | news | uk | 651
The Scottish government says the cash will ease pressure on the health service in the coming months.
Plaid Cymru's 'ambition for Wales without limit'
03/11/2019 | news | uk | 890
Leader Adam Price outlined the party's plans at its general election campaign launch.
Building wind farms 'could destroy landscape'
01/11/2019 | news | uk | 141
Campaigners accept the need for renewable energy, but are concerned about the impact on tourism.
Council lists £12m cost-cutting proposals
01/11/2019 | news | uk | 54
Cuts to school subjects, road maintenance and increases in council tax are being considered.
AI recognition drones to help find the missing
01/11/2019 | news | uk | 62
The police drones use advanced cameras and neural computer networks to spot missing and vulnerable people.
Do your 'plastic-free' teabags contain plastic?
01/11/2019 | news | uk | 148
Here's a look at how some of the UK's biggest tea brands are trying to tackle the plastic problem.
UUP refuses to say if it will run 18 candidates
31/10/2019 | news | uk | 463
Steve Aiken has previously said the party would run in every constituency for the general election.
New six-bag recycling scheme 'too complicated'
31/10/2019 | news | uk | 99
One resident says she will "not be able to carry all the boxes and bags" in the new scheme.
Call to unlock billion pound wind potential
30/10/2019 | news | uk | 90
The renewables industry says floating wind farms could deliver tens of billions to the economy.
Dip in Scottish economy 'less than predicted'
30/10/2019 | news | uk | 60
The government's revised figures showed output contracted by 0.2% between April and June.
DUP whip says rejection of unionist pact 'bonkers'
30/10/2019 | news | uk | 422
Jeffrey Donaldson reacts to the UUP's decision to not co-operate with the DUP in certain constituencies.
MPs close to backing December election
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 10,103
MPs approve the principle of a pre-Christmas poll but there is wrangling over the exact date.
Welsh Labour MPs split on general election vote
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 236
The UK looks set for a snap poll - but Welsh Labour MPs were split on whether it should happen.
Northern Ireland full-time wages rise by 1.2%
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 31
Figures suggest typical weekly pay rose from £528 to £535, bringing us back to 2009 levels.
No-deal Brexit motorway plan to be stood down
29/10/2019 | news | uk | 55
Work to deactivate the system between Maidstone and Ashford has begun, Highways England says.
Upland and marginal farms to benefit from subsidy
28/10/2019 | news | uk | 39
The agriculture sector is to receive £160m of backdated money from a European Union subsidy.
Landfill a 'better option' than burning waste
28/10/2019 | news | uk | 51
Councils are trying to stop rubbish ending up in landfill, but an AM says burning it is even worse.
Consumer confidence dips over Stormont and Brexit
28/10/2019 | news | uk | 58
Danske Bank says about a quarter of people surveyed feel worse off than last year.
No-deal Brexit motorway plan operational
28/10/2019 | news | uk | 255
Operation Brock sees one side of the M20 being used only by HGVs heading to cross-Channel ports.
Archbishop warns MPs to avoid 'dangerous' language
27/10/2019 | news | uk | 3,038
Justin Welby said it was "extraordinarily dangerous" for MPs to make careless comments.
Patients to stand up in GP surgery during trials
24/10/2019 | news | uk | 111
The aim is to shorten consultations and see GPs act as healthier role models.
'Minimal' checks needed on NI-GB trade movements
24/10/2019 | news | uk | 565
The PM's deal means there will be new forms and checks between NI and GB, says the Brexit secretary.
Brexit is 'chance to grow Scots grocery sector'
24/10/2019 | news | uk | 57
The UK's departure from the EU is an opportunity to buy in more Scottish produce, an industry group says.
Smart motorways 'too confusing for drivers'
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 379
Highways England says it has no plans to build any new smart motorways amid confusion.
Brexit deal 'a considerable challenge' for economy
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 207
A report by the Fraser of Allander Institute says output in Scotland has already taken a £3bn "hit".
Give more children free school meals, say AMs
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 53
The earnings level for families entitled to the benefit should double in 2020, a committee says.
How will Brexit affect the Welsh food industry?
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 75
Some businesses fear the cost of delays but an economist says there could be new opportunities.
Scottish and Welsh leaders back general election
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,725
But Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford say the risk of no-deal must first be removed before they agree to an early poll.
Brexit factor in 'care jobs emergency'
23/10/2019 | news | uk | 45
Recruiter says Brexit is a key factor in the staffing crisis facing Scotland's care sector.
Irish PM Varadkar backs January Brexit extension
22/10/2019 | news | uk | 113
The EU may offer a "flextension" allowing the UK to leave before 31 January if a deal is passed.
Most Welsh MPs reject PM's Brexit deal timetable
22/10/2019 | news | uk | 38
MPs have blocked the UK government's attempt to get a Brexit bill through Parliament in three days.
Brexit deal 'could reduce NI spending and trade'
22/10/2019 | news | uk | 129
A government risk assessment warns of potential negatives of EU Withdrawal Bill for Northern Ireland.
NI firms to declare GB-bound goods under new deal
22/10/2019 | news | uk | 865
The Brexit secretary says there'll be no forms to fill in - then reverses his position shortly afterwards.
SNP says NI Brexit plan must also benefit Scotland
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 582
The Scottish National Party says special arrangements for NI should not be at Scotland's expense.
Justice powers for Wales urged by commission
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 180
Wales should run police, its courts and have laws distinct from England, an independent commission urges.
'Extra time needed' for assembly Brexit deal vote
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 193
The Welsh and Scottish FMs call for a long enough extension so AMs and MSPs can examine at the deal.
Inward migration 'needed to boost population'
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 114
A new government report warns Scotland's population could stagnate over the next 25 years.
Waitrose to stop putting plastic toys in crackers
21/10/2019 | news | uk | 472
The company also plans to ban plastic glitter from its own-brand Christmas range by December 2020.
Court delays decision on PM's Brexit tactics
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,771
Campaigners said the move would ensure that Boris Johnson fully complied with the Benn Act.
Labour's 'door is open' to DUP for talks on Brexit
20/10/2019 | news | uk | 340
The DUP is also planning to hold further talks with the government this week to seek "reassurances".
Jubilant scenes at 'final say' Brexit protest
19/10/2019 | news | uk | 8,112
Supporters of the "People's Vote" cheered as MPs voted to withhold approval of the PM's deal.
DUP 'encouraging' Tory MPs to reject Brexit deal
18/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,034
The party's Brexit spokesperson says it wants Conservatives to "take a stand" in Saturday's vote.
Dual nationality: Same country but roads apart
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 224
In 21st Century Wales, there's no dual carriageway linking north and south - why?
Court dismisses bid to stop 'illegal' Brexit deal
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,344
Lord Pentland ruled the application by Remain campaigners was "misconceived and unjustified".
Lifeline ferry services in council savings plans
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 6
Argyll and Bute Council is considering trying to move the responsibility for the ferries to Transport Scotland.
Single-use cup charge plan in waste crackdown
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 42
As 200 million cups are discarded in Scotland every year, ministers plan to introduce a new law.
SNP calls for Brexit extension and election
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 530
Ian Blackford tables an amendment calling for a three-month delay to allow time for a general election.
Anti-deal MPs 'should look voters in the eye'
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 441
The Welsh secretary urges MPs to back Boris Johnson's deal and honour the referendum result.
DUP says PM 'too eager to get deal at any cost'
17/10/2019 | news | uk | 799
The DUP says it will not support the PM's plan for NI as it has concerns about customs and consent.
Legal bid to halt 'illegal' Brexit deal
16/10/2019 | news | uk | 1,665
Anti-Brexit campaigner Jo Maugham has lodged a petition at Scotland's highest civil court.
NI economy could be slipping into recession
16/10/2019 | news | uk | 26
Some 77% of respondents in a survey believe a recession in NI is likely in the next six to 12 months.
'Urgent action' needed to halt bank closures
16/10/2019 | news | uk | 56
AMs warn money is draining from smaller communities to bigger towns as bank closures escalate.
Car parts firm to shut with 125 jobs to be lost
16/10/2019 | news | uk | 87
Japanese firm Hi-Lex makes parts for car manufacturers including BMW, Honda and Bugatti.
Minimum alcohol price set for March 2020
16/10/2019 | news | uk | 72
The date for when alcohol prices will be set at 50p a unit in Wales has been announced.
Tory MPs will 'take their line' from DUP
16/10/2019 | news | uk | 434
Former Brexit Secretary David Davis says the DUP's line on a Brexit deal is "important" to some MPs.
What impact will US tariffs have on Scotch whisky?
15/10/2019 | news | uk | 43
The whisky, shortbread and cashmere industries explain how the new 25% tariff could affect their business.
School mobile phone ban relaxed to 'ease friction'
15/10/2019 | news | uk | 75
A head teacher says the ban detracted from pupils' education - but other schools take a different view.
Rallying cry for climate change solution
15/10/2019 | news | uk | 59
Some of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are to be asked to pledge to help the environment.
NI unemployment falls to one of lowest rates ever
15/10/2019 | news | uk | 154
However, the number of people in work - the employment rate - also fell in the last quarter.
Students moving on to work or training on the rise
15/10/2019 | news | uk | 5
The Scottish Funding Council says almost nine out of 10 students move on to so-called "positive destinations".
Rail fares: Why do prices vary around Wales?
15/10/2019 | news | uk | 40
Have you ever wondered why some train tickets are more expensive than others?
Sturgeon says indyref2 'must happen next year'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 6,362
The SNP leader tells her party's conference that Westminster has 'no right' to block a Scottish independence referendum.
SNP 'winning independence economic argument'
14/10/2019 | news | uk | 2,245
Scotland's finance secretary uses his speech to the SNP conference to argue that the country can "more than afford" independence.
Sharpest fall in private sector activity since 2012
13/10/2019 | news | uk | 28
Ulster Bank says the decline in NI is due to range of factors, not least uncertainty over Brexit.
SNP formally backs decriminalisation of drugs
13/10/2019 | news | uk | 259
SNP conference delegates unanimously pass a motion backing the decriminalisation of drugs.
Union's plan to save Tata's Orb steelworks
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 30
Tata Steel says it is shutting the site, putting 380 jobs at risk.
Hundreds of archaeological sites found across NI
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 15
The discoveries from the last four years range from Stone Age farms to 19th Century urban industry.
UK 'must be open' to Wales quitting union
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 816
The Welsh Government says a referendum should be allowed if pro-independence parties win a mandate.
Scale of city's 'urban creep' revealed in study
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 71
Several hectares of green space is being covered over each year by paving or home extensions in Edinburgh.
Family's anger as hundreds hit by Flylolo chaos
11/10/2019 | news | uk | 90
More than 900 people have their holiday plans disrupted by the last-minute cancellations in Glasgow.