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  1. October 7, 2013

    Michael Moore sacked as Scotland secretary in Lib Dem reshuffle

    Michael Moore has been sacked as Scotland secretary, less than a year before the country votes on whether to become...

  2. August 20, 2013

    Builders face curbs on construction of ‘rabbit hutch’ homes

    Housebuilders would be forced to construct homes with larger rooms under proposals to curb the proliferation of...

  1. Westminster Blog

    June 12, 2012

    Lib Dem ministers to abstain over Jeremy Hunt's future

    The Lib Dems are set to deliver a blow to coalition unity tomorrow by refusing to back embattled culture secretary Jeremy...

  2. 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...

  3. February 29, 2012

    James Murdoch steps down as NI head

    News Corp moved to distance James Murdoch from its scandal-hit British newspapers, announcing on Wednesday he would step...

  4. July 22, 2011

    UK regulator begins probe into BSkyB’s status

    Regulators have begun their investigation into whether the phone-hacking scandal may have changed British Sky Broadcasting’s...

  5. July 7, 2011

    Journalists’ tears replaced by anger

    Rebekah Brooks had tears in her eyes and security guards close at hand as she delivered the news to 200 staff of the News of...

  6. December 2, 2010

    Clegg to push through tuition fees vote

    Nick Clegg will push through the vote on tuition fees next week as the Liberal Democrat leader hurries to draw a line under...

  7. November 14, 2010

    Lib Dems hit back at ‘decapitation’ move

    The National Union of Students’ plans to launch a “decapitation” strategy to oust Liberal Democrats from parliament over...

  8. September 22, 2010

    NAO to get new powers to audit BBC

    The BBC is to come under increased scrutiny by Britain’s public spending watchdog, in an agreement to be announced at the...

  9. September 14, 2010

    Tough agenda for next BBC Trust chief

    A new chairman of the BBC Trust will face the immediate prospect of negotiations over the licence fee and an unmanageable...

  10. June 2, 2010

    Lobbyists flock to court Lib Dems

    For decades, the Liberal Democrats have toiled on the periphery of British politics, dreaming in vain of exercising power...

  11. June 1, 2010

    Lobbyists flock to court Lib Dems

    For decades, the Liberal Democrats have toiled on the periphery of British politics, dreaming in vain of exercising power...

  12. Westminster Blog

    May 25, 2010

    Surprise: Harman has the best lines

    As predicted here earlier, Harriet Harman trod a fine line between criticising the government and not overdoing it; and did...

  13. May 18, 2010

    Goal of reform

    Lord Triesman's resignation as Football Association chairman offers the coalition government a golden opportunity to drive...

  14. November 21, 2009

    Opposition threatens to block digital reform bill

    The two main opposition parties threatened yesterday to block regulatory reforms affecting broadband, internet piracy and...

  15. November 20, 2009

    Opposition threatens digital reform bill

    The two main UK opposition parties on Friday threatened to block regulatory reforms affecting broadband, internet piracy and...

  16. July 16, 2009

    Raid on licence fee will leave the BBC vulnerable

    From Don Foster MP. Sir, I find the comments of Ben Bradshaw, the culture secretary, on the BBC extremely disturbing coming...

  17. June 18, 2009

    BBC set for clash over C4 rescue funding

    Battle lines were being drawn yesterday between the government and the BBCas it emerged that plans to use licence fee cash...

  18. June 18, 2009

    BBC set for clash over C4 rescue funding

    Battle lines were being drawn on Wednesday between the government and the BBC as it emerged that plans to use licence fee...

  19. June 16, 2009

    Observers query achievements

    Lord Carter’s initial claims for the Digital Britain white paper left many industry observers questioning its final...

  20. February 13, 2009

    Tourism leaders say industry being neglected

    Ministers were accused on Thursday of allowing the tourism industry to suffer for the sake of a few million pounds while...

  21. February 13, 2009

    Tourism leaders say industry is being neglected

    Ministers were accused yesterday of allowing the tourism industry to suffer for the sake of a few million pounds while they...

  22. February 6, 2009

    Olympics venue bill £196m over budget

    London Olympics organisers are under renewed pressure over costs after the government revealed that the bill for venues is...

  23. February 6, 2009

    Olympics venue bill £196m over budget

    London Olympics organisers are under renewed pressure over costs after the government revealed that the bill for venues is...

  24. February 5, 2009

    London Olympics venues over budget by £196m

    Organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games came under renewed pressure on Thursday after the government revealed that the...

  25. March 14, 2008

    C4 lays out case for public service funds

    Channel 4 said it would need up to £150m ($305m) annually in state funding to keep playing its part in public service...

  26. March 14, 2008

    C4 lays out case for public service funds

    Channel 4 said it would need up to £150m annually in state funding to keep playing its part in public service broadcasting,...

  27. March 12, 2008

    Playing fields claim denied

    Ministers yesterday denied opposition claims that the government had reneged on promises to end the sale of community and...

  28. February 7, 2008

    Gambling policy labelled a ‘dog’s breakfast’

    Gordon Brown was on Wednesday night accused of turning the government’s gambling policy into a “dog’s breakfast” following...

  29. February 7, 2008

    Gambling policy labelled a 'dog's breakfast'

    Gordon Brown was last night accused of turning the government's gambling policy into a "dog's breakfast" following...

  30. September 18, 2007

    Tourism told to raise its game for Olympic gold

    London's 2012 Olympics will boost tourism revenues by £2.1bn over the next 10 years but only if the industry improves the...

  31. September 18, 2007

    Tourism told to raise its game for Olympics

    London’s 2012 Olympics will boost tourism revenues by £2.1bn over the next 10 years but only if the industry improves the...

  32. August 30, 2007

    Charity angry at gambling adverts

    A leading gambling addiction charity has slammed the government for not insisting on new gambling advertisements carrying...

  33. June 15, 2007

    C4 faces extra Ofcom scrutiny

    Channel 4 will have to explain its case for demanding extra public support, Ofcom said on Thursday as the media regulator...

  34. May 18, 2007

    Casinos say Jowell plan will cost them £120m

    Britain's casinos could lose as much as £120m in profit annually if the government's "blatantly unfair" proposals for...

  35. January 27, 2007

    Site decision could deal Jowell another tricky hand

    Tabloid fury, attacks from political opponents and sniping from backbenchers. The likely reaction to Tuesday's announcement...

  36. January 19, 2007

    A bet or a beetroot?

    The latest household statistics are the usual mine of fascinating figures reflecting the way we live now. And, as is the...

  37. January 18, 2007

    Dinner is served - but in the buffet car

    Red faces at Eurostar on Thursday night as the storms that swept Europe held up the 12.09 departure from London. On board...

  38. January 9, 2007

    Warning over threat to BBC funding

    The government faced further calls not to deprive the BBC of funding ahead of a meeting today at Westminster where unions...

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