Councils call for refugee cash help

Local authorities are playing their part in the refugee crisis but need cash help from central government, a Welsh council leader says.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 9:26 am

UK to accept 'thousands' more refugees

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibility" by giving sanctuary to "thousands" more Syrian refugees and providing £100m more in aid to the region.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 9:09 am

Find a room for refugees, says mayor

Bristol's mayor urges residents with space in their homes to follow his lead and consider taking in refugees.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 9:06 am

UKIP campaign to reach 'real people'

UKIP's campaign for Britain to leave the EU will "get outside the confines of Westminster" and "reach real people", party leader Nigel Farage says.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 8:58 am

VIDEO: Farage: UKIP must 'reach out' on EU vote

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says his party must go beyond Westminster to win support for a "No" vote in the in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 7:26 am

VIDEO: Farage: EU needs offshore refugee centres

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says we must not "allow our compassion to imperil our safety" and urges Europe to use "offshore" centres to process asylum claims.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 7:01 am

Scotland 'ready to take refugees'

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland should accept 1,000 refugees "as a starting point for a meaningful discussion".

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 6:21 am

VIDEO: Cameron: UK to take more Syria refugees

Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will take "thousands" more refugees who have fled fighting in Syria and are in UN camps in neighbouring countries.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 5:27 am

Kendall warns of Tory 'wipeout' bid

The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.

Posted by on 4 September 2015 | 3:46 am

Science and maths 'vital for adults'

Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 7:27 pm

Care of dying 'still inconsistent'

Palliative care experts say more investment is needed to improve the care of dying patients.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 7:25 pm

Talks due on devolution funding deal

Scotland's finance secretary is to meet a key Westminster counterpart to try to reach an agreement on a new funding deal for Scotland.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 6:36 pm

VIDEO: Corbyn criticises MPs' 'faux drama'

Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the conduct of MPs in the House of Commons.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 6:10 pm

Cross-party talks to begin next week

Downing Street confirms that "urgent, intensive and focused cross-party talks" will begin next week in Belfast in an attempt to resolve the crisis at the assembly.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 2:49 pm

Blunkett: UK must take 25,000 refugees

The UK should take in 25,000 refugees over the next six months, former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett tells the BBC's Newsnight.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 2:06 pm

Ex-UKIP candidate apologises for tweet

An former UKIP parliamentary candidate apologises after saying a Syrian boy found drowned in Turkey died because his parents were "greedy for the good life in Europe".

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 12:44 pm

Cameron 'to be invited to address MEPs'

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be invited to address the European Parliament about British renegotiation of its EU membership.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 11:49 am

VIDEO: Osborne: 'No simple answer' on migrants

Chancellor George Osborne has expressed his shock at the widely published image of a young Syrian boy who drowned off Turkey, but said there was "no simple answer" to the migrant crisis.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 6:39 am

Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 6:30 am

VIDEO: Labour car share: Liz Kendall

Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall speaks out about the perceived sexism she says she received during her campaign.

Posted by on 3 September 2015 | 2:00 am

Migrant images put pressure on UK policy

Pictures put pressure on UK government's policy

Posted by on 2 September 2015 | 4:20 pm

Europe in disarray over migrants

Tension and finger-pointing over migrant crisis

Posted by on 1 September 2015 | 8:39 pm

Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... forever?

Should politicians have the right to delete their own tweets ... for ever?

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:26 pm

'Corbynmania' and the mayoral race

How will Labour influx affect London mayoral race?

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 9:14 pm

Burnham on splits, welfare and Corbyn

The Labour hopeful on splits, Corbyn and that welfare row

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 7:25 pm