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Party-by-party guide to the European elections

Image copyright ReutersImage caption The Conservatives are not turning their backs on the elections despite their reluctance to take part UK elections to the European Parliament are fast approaching, and the candidates contesting the elections have now been confirmed in each of the 12 electoral regions. Seats in England, Scotland and Wales are awarded to […]

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Has Wales embraced the Welsh Assembly 20 years on?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat has the Welsh Assembly done for you? Showing a class of AS level politics students some of the landmark moments of Welsh devolution is a sobering experience. In the Welsh Assembly, which enters its 20th year this week, politicians voted to make Wales the first place […]

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How wind power is re-energising seaside town

Image copyright great-yarmouth.co.ukImage caption Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile with Scroby Sands wind farm on the horizon In the past decade the UK has emerged as a world leader in offshore wind energy. And some of the biggest winners from the multi-billion pound investment look set to be coastal towns searching for their industries of the […]

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Local elections: 7 things you may have missed

Image copyright PA Both Labour and the Conservatives have suffered losses in the local elections, with voters turning to smaller parties and independents in a backlash against the Brexit deadlock. But beyond the immediate headlines lie smaller storylines you may have missed – here are seven of them. 1. The seat decided by chance A […]

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European elections 2019: Plaid targets Welsh Labour voters

Image copyright Plaid CymruImage caption Adam Price said Wales “doesn’t matter one bit” in Westminster’s corridors of power European elections are a chance to draw a line under “grief” over the current “lack of leadership in politics”, Plaid Cymru’s leader has said. Launching the party’s campaign, Adam Price urged anyone in Wales wanting another EU […]

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UK Parliament declares climate change emergency

Image copyright Reuters MPs have approved a motion to declare an environment and climate emergency. This proposal, which demonstrates the will of the Commons on the issue but does not legally compel the government to act, was approved without a vote. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who tabled the motion, said it was “a huge step […]

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May seeks EU exit before deadline

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May: “I have voted consistently in Parliament for us to leave the European Union.” Theresa May has said she hopes the UK will leave the EU well before the new 31 October Brexit deadline. She told MPs there was no reason the UK could not leave […]

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Corbyn criticised over book anti-Semitism row

Image copyright PA Jeremy Corbyn should provide “a full explanation” as to to why he wrote the foreword to a book considered anti-Semitic, the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews has said. The Times says he wrote the foreword in 2011 for a new edition of JA Hobson’s 1902 book, Imperialism: A […]

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Anas Sarwar slams Labour complaints process

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAnas Sarwar says he has been left “feeling upset, depressed and demoralised” Labour MSP Anas Sarwar has hit out at the party’s complaints process after a councillor was cleared of racially abusing him. He had complained about comments said to have been made by Davie McLachlan, which […]

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Hunt warning over customs union plan

Image copyright AFP Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned Theresa May against agreeing a Brexit deal with Labour that involves a customs union with the EU. Mr Hunt suggested that such an agreement would result in even fewer Tory MPs backing a deal in Parliament. But Jeremy Corbyn insists his support is contingent on ministers […]