Leeds and Sheffield to win more power

Chancellor expected to give cities greater control of spending

Smith to urge more powers for Scots

Holyrood predicted to get almost complete income tax control

Gamekeeper Kyle Hogg and his dog Tara walk on the Scottish Borders' Moorfoot Hills on the first day of the grouse shooting season in Scotland, August 12, 2005. Named the 'Glorious Twelfth', this day marks the annual start to the grouse hunting season.

Scotland’s huntin’ landowners under fire

New first minister gives estates something to grouse about

Royal Mail warns on rural delivery threat

Competitors ‘cherry-picking’ densely populated areas

Drinks sector fights alcohol price rules

House of Lords urged to reject minimum unit cost

UK urges Fifa to publish World Cup report

Culture secretary intervenes in tournaments dispute

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Commons' public accounts committee
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Universal credit benefit faces more delay

New IT system falls six months behind schedule

Clegg backs benefit curbs for immigrants

Deputy prime minister pre-empts Cameron over crackdown

Osborne set to boost innovation centres

Significant rise in funding expected in Autumn Statement

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Music industry fights copyright changes

Claim that reforms will cost rights holders £60m a year

Scotland, the UK’s Basque Country

There is a rationale for radicalism on devolution of tax powers

Reform of banks ‘will take a generation’

Messages from top management are failing to reach the frontline, study finds

How to tackle the UK immigration problem

Our aim must be to return freedom of movement to its original intention

Pro-Brussels Tories begin fightback

Relaunch of Conservative MPs group aims to counter eurosceptics

Growth in UK ‘sharing economy’ envisaged

Market for access over ownership could be worth £9bn by 2025

Private schools hit back at Labour threat

Plan to remove tax privileges harms social mobility, say heads

An answer to Britain’s schools divide

Labour’s education policies need to focus on the state sector

MPs slam Facebook in Lee Rigby case

Killer of UK soldier in London had discussed murder in online exchange

Osborne to pledge balanced budget law

Trap for Labour in statute to eliminate deficit by 2017-18

UK backs down on pension reporting rules

Cashing in defined contribution savings reform deemed unworkable