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  1. April 4, 2014

    Storm-battered southwest rail link reopens after £35m repairs

    The rail link to the southwest of England reopened on Friday, two months after the trackbed was swept away by the sea at...

  2. Westminster Blog

    September 2, 2013

    Labour's foreign policy angst

    When Ed Miliband was deliberating last week on the approach to take for Thursday’s vote on military strikes against Syria,...

  1. February 15, 2013

    Britain does not pay enough for food

    The presence of unadvertised and unwelcome meats in products sold as beef should hardly come as a surprise. Whereas this is...

  2. November 21, 2012

    Time right for women bishops, says PM

    David Cameron has told the Church of England to “get with the programme” on women bishops, after a rejection of the reform...

  3. November 11, 2012

    Q&A: Does BBC have structural problem?

    Is there a problem with the structure of BBC News that caused the Newsnight scandals? Lord Patten calls for a “radical...

  4. November 1, 2012

    Q&A: Britain’s road ahead after EU vote

    What now? David Cameron goes to Brussels this month caught between two competing positions that appear impossible to...

  5. Westminster Blog

    October 23, 2012

    George Entwistle faces questions on Jimmy Savile scandal

    Welcome to a live blog of George Entwistle’s appearance in front of the Commons culture, media and sport committee to answer...

  6. April 26, 2012

    Hunt ‘paying price’ for ignoring advice

    Jeremy Hunt is “paying the price” for ignoring Ofcom’s initial advice last year that the takeover offer for BSkyB should be...

  7. April 25, 2012

    Subdued high-flyer faces prospect of rapid descent

    Jeremy Hunt appeared subdued and hesitant as he gripped the Commons dispatch box; the sullen ranks of Conservative MPs...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    January 30, 2012

    Google clashes with British MPs over takedown policy

    Google was dragged over the coals by a British parliamentary committee on Monday afternoon, as the technology company’s...

  9. January 24, 2011

    Illusory reforms

    From Ben Bradshaw MP. Sir, Ken Brown (Letters, January 20) looks forward to the quality of service currently provided from...

  10. December 29, 2010

    AV opponents claim wide Labour backing

    Campaigners against a change in Britain’s voting system claimed the support of 114 Labour MPs on Wednesday in a striking...

  11. Westminster Blog

    September 29, 2010

    The list of 49 candidates for the shadow cabinet

    As I revealed earlier Rosie Winterton is set to be the new chief whip; she is the only person standing for the job....

  12. July 21, 2010

    Ruling on TV Ashes postponed

    Ministers have postponed until 2013 a decision on whether Ashes Test cricket will be shown on free television, while...

  13. June 11, 2010

    Mayor's ally gets London arts job

    Veronica Wadley, former editor of the Evening Standard and a close ally of Boris Johnson, was given yesterday the...

  14. June 2, 2010

    Darling backs David Miliband

    David Miliband's leadership campaign received a significant boost last night as he won the backing of Alistair Darling,...

  15. June 1, 2010

    Darling backs David Miliband’s bid for leadership

    David Miliband’s leadership campaign received a significant boost on Tuesday as he won the backing of Alistair Darling,...

  16. Westminster Blog

    May 10, 2010

    Election 2010 live blog: Gordon Brown statement

    5.55pm: After only an hour, I’m signing off this live blog now to let Jim and Alex take over with their own separate posts....

  17. April 8, 2010

    Digital boost proposals fall by wayside

    The majority of the flagship reforms envisaged in the government's much-vaunted Digital Britain initiative to "reboot" the...

  18. April 7, 2010

    Digital Britain plans fall by the wayside

    The majority of the flagship reforms envisaged in the government’s much-vaunted Digital Britain initiative to “reboot” the...

  19. February 26, 2010

    Crystallised vision from the new guard

    "Creative", "inspiring", and "reflective" were the three words Sarah Brown, the UK prime minister's wife, chose to describe...

  20. February 25, 2010

    Crystallised vision from the new guard

    “Creative”, “inspiring”, and “reflective” were the three words Sarah Brown, the UK prime minister’s wife, chose to describe...

  21. February 10, 2010

    Tories to block regional ITV news proposal

    A furious political row broke out yesterday after the Conservatives promised to torpedo a cherished government plan to...

  22. February 10, 2010

    Go-ahead for TV brand placement

    Broadcasters will soon be able to accept payment for featuring branded goods in their programmes for the first time,...

  23. February 9, 2010

    Tories to block regional news proposal

    A furious political row broke out on Tuesday after the Conservatives promised to torpedo a cherished government plan to...

  24. February 9, 2010

    TV product placement gets go-ahead

    Broadcasters will soon be able to accept payment for featuring branded goods in their programmes for the first time in the...

  25. February 5, 2010

    Business attacks limits on product placement

    Advertisers and broadcasters have accused the government of "nanny state-ism" after it revealed plans to restrict the...

  26. February 4, 2010

    Business attacks limits on product placement

    Advertisers and broadcasters have accused the government of “nanny state-ism” after it revealed plans to restrict the...

  27. Westminster Blog

    January 7, 2010

    Regional cabinet had been heading to Exeter

    Sorry if anyone saw this yesterday – it was up for 20 minutes and then pulled for reasons you may be able to guess….. Sam...

  28. December 15, 2009

    Seeking X Factor

    Taking in the social phenomenon that is The X Factor, ITV's incoming chairman Archie Norman joined the audience for the song...

  29. November 26, 2009

    Corporation eyes bigger picture on fate of Worldwide

    The BBC's senior managers will decide the destiny of its commercial armBBC Worldwide in the coming months as part of a wider...

  30. November 25, 2009

    BBC ponders destiny of Worldwide

    The BBC’s senior managers will decide the destiny of its commercial arm BBC Worldwide in the coming months as part of a...

  31. November 14, 2009

    Brown and Murdoch in Ashes clash

    The government intends to complete the reforms of the "crown jewel" list of sporting events before the general election,...

  32. November 13, 2009

    Brown and Murdoch in Ashes clash

    The government intends to complete the reforms of the “crown jewel” list of sporting events before the general election,...

  33. October 20, 2009

    Broadband ends without means

    From Ben Bradshaw MP. Sir, I am not aware of anyone who believes the market alone will deliver universal broadband, or...

  34. Westminster Blog

    October 15, 2009

    George Pascoe-Watson to join Portland

    Political Editor of the Sun heading to the more dollar-esque pastures of Portland Public Relations. You may remember a few...

  35. October 10, 2009

    Media headwind buffets Labour

    David Cameron's favourable media this week has drawn envious glances from Labour, which is battling an increasingly strong...

  36. October 8, 2009

    Offspin: Conference diary

    Bunny peculilar Is David Cameron’s mind wandering from policy? In a briefing for journalists he tried to recreate Boris...

  37. October 8, 2009

    Conference diary

    Bunny peculiar*Is David Cameron's mind wandering from policy? In a briefing for journalists he tried to recreate Boris...

  38. Westminster Blog

    October 7, 2009

    "Yes Prime Minister" - BBC's Nick Robinson greets Cameron

    Just waiting for the details – but this one sounds deliciously funny. “Well the prime minister will once again want to focus...

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