SNP MPs start Westminster duties

May 10, 2015 5:38 pm0 comments
SNP MPs start Westminster duties

Election 2015: SNP MPs start Westminster duties 11 May 2015 From the section Election 2015 Scotland The SNP got 56 MPs at the election The SNP’s new intake of 56 MPs are making their way to Westminster for the first time since the party’s huge success in the general election. […]

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Cameron to 'renew sense of fairness'

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Cameron to 'renew sense of fairness'

David Cameron pledges to ‘renew sense of fairness’ 10 May 2015 From the section Election 2015 David Cameron will pledge to “renew a sense of fairness” in society as he addresses Conservative backbenchers for the first time since the election. The prime minister will tell the 1922 Committee on Monday […]

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Queen joins veterans at VE Day service

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Queen joins veterans at VE Day service

VE Day: Queen attends Westminster Abbey service 10 May 2015 From the section UK The events mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, which saw the Allies victory over Nazi Germany The Queen has joined around 1,000 veterans and their families in a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to […]

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Gove moves to justice in reshuffle

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Gove moves to justice in reshuffle

Michael Gove moves to justice in post-election reshuffle 10 May 2015 From the section Election 2015 David Cameron has made Michael Gove the justice secretary and Chris Grayling leader of the Commons in his new Conservative government. Nicky Morgan will remain as education secretary and minister for equalities. The PM, […]

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Russia stages massive WW2 parade

May 9, 2015 7:34 am0 comments
Russia stages massive WW2 parade

Russia stages massive WW2 parade despite Western boycott 9 May 2015 From the section Europe Russia has staged its biggest military parade, marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. Thousands of troops marched across Red Square in Moscow, and new armour was displayed for the […]

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PM selects his first Tory cabinet

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PM selects his first Tory cabinet

David Cameron working out his first all-Tory cabinet 9 May 2015 From the section Election 2015 comments David Cameron has re-appointed four senior cabinet ministers, with other announcements to follow David Cameron is spending the weekend finalising his first all-Conservative cabinet after his party won a majority in Thursday’s election. […]

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Sturgeon ‘bursting with pride’

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Sturgeon 'bursting with pride'

Election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon meets new team of SNP MPs 9 May 2015 From the section Election 2015 Scotland SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she was “bursting with pride” as she joined her party’s newly-elected MPs to mark its landslide election victory in Scotland. The 56 new Westminster members posed […]

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Cigarette package law brought forward

January 21, 2015 11:25 pm0 comments
Cigarette package law brought forward

This is what the government proposes cigarette packets will look like, as the BBC’s Hugh Pym reports The government has said it will press ahead with the introduction of unbranded cigarette packaging in England, asking MPs to vote on legislation before May’s election. It follows a series of public consultations […]

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HK protest site clearance begins

December 10, 2014 10:29 pm0 comments
HK protest site clearance begins

John Sudworth: China’s “biggest challenge from the street in decades” Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing barricades at the main protest camp, after more than two months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The authorities had warned protestors to leave ahead of the operation, but some vowed to remain. The number of protesters […]

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Law targets online child abusers

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Law targets online child abusers

A new offence is to be created to stop paedophiles soliciting explicit photos from children on mobiles or online. Prime Minister David Cameron told the Daily Mail the law change in England and Wales will close a loophole that has seen people escape prosecution. Sexual communication with a child will […]

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