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  1. September 22, 2014

    Cameron’s devolution move opens up ‘Pandora’s Box’ on tax and spending

    The people of Scotland may have rejected independence but, fearing a “yes” vote, Westminster may have opened a Pandora’s Box...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Scotland’s vote demands a new settlement for UK

    The United Kingdom lives to fight another day. After a bruising referendum campaign, the people of Scotland have voted...

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  1. September 19, 2014

    UK will grapple with the unsolved problem of greater autonomy

    You can almost hear the sighs of relief, not just in London but in Washington and throughout the US, over the resounding...

  2. September 19, 2014

    Cameron’s constitutional pledge sparks debate in Wales

    David Cameron’s promise of a new constitutional settlement for the UK has been broadly welcomed in Wales but the Labour...

  3. September 19, 2014

    Scotland votes to preserve the union

    The United Kingdom has been saved, but this is no time for triumphalism. After a bruising referendum campaign, Scots voted...

  4. September 19, 2014

    David Cameron’s statement on the Scottish result

    Following are extracts from David Cameron’s statement on Friday morning in Downing Street on the result of the Scottish...

  5. September 16, 2014

    ‘Barnett formula’ could have MPs tearing their hair out

    What a difference a few years and a closely-fought independence referendum can make. Back in 2010, David Cameron, then...

  6. September 16, 2014

    UK house prices jump 11.7% in year to July

    The average home in London now costs more than £500,000 after the fastest rise in house prices in seven years, while...

  7. September 12, 2014

    Better Together campaign spurns unionist marchers’ support

    Several thousand supporters of keeping Scotland in the UK will march through Edinburgh on Saturday, as members of the Grand...

  8. September 12, 2014

    Reverend Ian Paisley, Northern Ireland politician, 1926-2014

    Life in pictures: Ian Paisley The Reverend Ian Paisley, who has died aged 88, was the dominant Protestant politician during...

  9. September 12, 2014

    Former Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley dies, aged 88

    The Rev Ian Paisley, former leader of the Democratic Unionist party and the dominant Protestant politician of the Northern...

  10. September 10, 2014

    Scotland’s fateful choice

    The United Kingdom ranks as one of the most successful marriages in history. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland...

  11. The World

    September 7, 2014

    Consequences of a Yes vote will be profound

    In his 2011 book ‘Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe’, the historian Norman Davies writes: “That the...

  12. September 1, 2014

    N Ireland visit a sign of US frustration at stalled peace process

    Two months ago, Victoria Nuland, an assistant US secretary of state, visited Northern Ireland with a message from the Obama...

  13. August 29, 2014

    Lessons in finance are just the beginning

    “So, how was school today?” – “S’alright.” “What did you learn?” – “Stuff.” “What stuff?” – “Dunno. Just stuff. Can you top...

  14. August 22, 2014

    The Slow Lane: Happy Days are here again

    Festivals can have large and small ambitions – or both at the same time. The Salzburg Festival was founded after the...

  15. August 21, 2014

    Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds dies

    Albert Reynolds, a two-term Irish taoiseach (prime minister) who has died aged 81, helped to persuade the IRA to declare a...

  16. August 20, 2014

    Four arrested over ‘New IRA’ letter bombs

    Four people were arrested in Northern Ireland on Wednesday as part of a police investigation into a series of letter bombs...

  17. August 19, 2014

    Chuka Umunna says UK economic rebalancing ‘mired in chaos’

    Efforts to rebalance the UK economy away from London and the southeast using a regional growth fund have been “mired in...

  18. August 7, 2014

    Scotland opens issue of autonomy across UK

    With its independence referendum only six weeks away, Scotland is on the brink of key changes in its relationship with the...

  19. August 7, 2014

    Scottish vote fuels row over Barnett formula

    Scotland’s independence referendum is fuelling controversy about one of the UK’s thorniest issues – the share-out of public...

  20. August 5, 2014

    Live TV Scotland debate to be online only for rest of UK

    Viewers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will not be able to watch the TV debate on Scottish independence live on...

  21. July 27, 2014

    Supermarket tax ‘would push up food prices’, says UK government

    An attempt by English councils to impose a tax on large retailers to boost smaller community enterprises is likely to be...

  22. July 22, 2014

    Unions to ballot 400,000 NHS staff for strike action over pay

    More than 400,000 National Health Service workers in England are to be balloted over strikes in a dispute about pay, opening...

  23. July 20, 2014

    McIlroy’s win puts him on par with Nicklaus and Woods

    Great tournaments ought to be won by great players. And the 2014 Open Championship – which has seen some strange names...

  24. July 18, 2014

    Master manager who loved God and golf

    From the northeast coast of Northern Ireland juts an outcrop of some 40,000 mostly squat and hexagonal basalt columns, their...

  25. July 17, 2014

    Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

    Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

  26. July 14, 2014

    Northeast England maintains lead in business activity growth

    Northeast England achieved the UK’s fastest rise in business activity for a second consecutive month in June, reinforcing...

  27. July 13, 2014

    Northern Ireland parade weekend defies gloomy predictions

    Northern Ireland enjoyed one of its most peaceful July 12 marching days for several years at the weekend, defying gloomier...

  28. July 10, 2014

    Northern Ireland Unionist leaders seek inquiry into march dispute

    Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland on Thursday called for an inquiry into the banning of part of a loyalist parade as...

  29. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  30. July 4, 2014

    Marching ban splits Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland’s political institutions were under renewed pressure on Friday as unionist leaders stepped up opposition to...

  31. July 4, 2014

    ‘Game of Thrones’ brings fantastical footfall to Northern Ireland

    It is at the Dark Hedges, the last stop of the day, that Fazila Husain has her little epiphany. A busload of Game of Thrones...

  32. July 3, 2014

    Anglo-Irish relations face uncertain future if UK leaves the EU

    On page five of the Irish government’s draft National Risk Assessment 2014 – an unusual piece of forward thinking in a...

  33. June 27, 2014

    Northern Ireland police chief calls for help over Troubles legacy

    The outgoing chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has accused political leaders of putting the burden...

  34. June 23, 2014

    Council and school staff vote to strike

    Britain faces one of its biggest protests against the effects of government spending cuts after local government workers...

  35. June 22, 2014

    Belfast tech hub propels NI’s private sector recovery

    The first thing that greets visitors to Export Technologies, an ecommerce company at the Northern Ireland Science Park in...

  36. June 21, 2014

    Guildford Four’s Gerry Conlon dies in Belfast

    Gerry Conlon, a victim of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British history, has died in Belfast aged 60....

  37. June 10, 2014

    Outlook for UK employment the best in almost seven years

    The UK’s employment outlook is at its strongest for almost seven years, boosted by a revival of recruitment in the retail...

  38. June 9, 2014

    Northeast England leads the way in business activity growth

    Northeast England achieved the fastest growth in business activity last month for the first time in almost four years,...

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