Sturgeon defiant on Scots’ referendum right

First minister challenges view that No 10 could block second vote

Scottish infrastructure model hits snag

Aberdeen bypass reclassified as public programme under EU rules

UK grants Ai full visa in U-turn

May says she was not consulted over original ruling

Putin ordered murder of critic, inquiry told

Ex-agent Litvinenko poisoned on Kremlin chief’s orders, QC says

Sir Simon Fraser, departing permanent secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Mandarin worries on diplomacy cuts crunch

Departing permanent undersecretary sees potential problems ahead

Workers fit solar panels to a roof of a council house in Wrexham, Wales, on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. U.K. house prices held their value for a second month in February, boosted by a seasonal increase in demand and a rush to beat the expiration of a property-tax exemption, Hometrack Ltd. said. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

UK aims to make solar power subsidy-free

Rudd says renewable energy can prosper without handouts

Osborne plans public sector pay-off cap

BBC and BoE will also be urged to end 6 figure severance payments

Ministers have announced cuts to subsidies for wind farms and solar power

Siemens weighs into UK green energy row

National Trust and Greenpeace write to PM about policy reversals

Final photograph of Alexander Litvinenko

Litvinenko murder evidence ‘unwavering’

Operation almost certainly sponsored by Russian state, says QC

Gertjan Vlieghe of the BoE MPC
©Gertjan Vlieghe

MPs to scrutinise new MPC member

Treasury denies conflict of interest over former hedge fund economist

Europe must take long view on migration

No quick gesture can stop desperate people coming to continent

Investors’ legal challenge to HMRC fails

Judicial review against accelerated payment notices is dismissed by high court

Plans revealed to tackle migrants crisis

Prime minister warns of disruption at Channel tunnel

UK rents rise at fastest rate in 2 years

Chronic housing shortage pushes up cost of living

Osborne ‘itching’ to start sale of RBS

Chancellor keen to offload 80% state stake held since bailout

BoE admits it was subject of police probe

Investigation focused on suspicion of monetary policy leaks

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leadership hopeful

Radical MP surprised even himself by becoming bookies’ favourite

UK criticised for Ai Weiwei visa curb

Dissident artist told he failed to declare criminal conviction

FCA names third supervision chief in year

Bank of England lends regulator senior director to plug hole

Walter the dentist: new face of a hunter

Matinee idol notions attract unlikely figures to the pursuit

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