Welsh Secretary attacks Miliband

Labour leader Ed Miliband "doesn't give a toss" about Wales because his party has become an "elitist, metropolitan" organisation, a Cabinet minister ...

£7,400 for quango Christmas parties

Three health quangos expect to spend more than £7,400 of taxpayers' cash on Christmas parties, official figures show.

Bid to help over-50s keep working

The Government is pledging to tackle ageism in the workplace by offering fresh support to older jobseekers.

Women 'hit hardest by Tory plans'

Women will be hardest hit by George Osborne's austerity measures if the Conservatives win next May's general election, Labour has warned.

Migrants system 'in intensive care'

Britain's immigration system is in "intensive care", the chair of an influential parliamentary committee has warned.

US stocks edge higher after rally

US stocks have edged higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally.

Bank fines boost for charity single

Fines levied on banks for misconduct will fund a VAT waiver on a military charity single, the Government has announced.

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Wrongly-freed teenager at large

A teenager held on suspicion of attempted murder is being sought by police after he was released from prison by mistake.

Woman, 65, held over flats murder

A 65-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death.

Last dance for Strictly finalists

The curtain will fall on Strictly Come Dancing tonight, as four celebrities and their partners fight it out for the glitterball trophy.

Film axe no cave-in, says Sony boss

The head of Sony Pictures has insisted the studio has "not caved" over the decision to cancel the release of a movie about a plot to assassinate ...

Stores braced for 'Panic Saturday'

High street spending is set to reach £1.2 billion today as festive shoppers hit the stores on "Panic Saturday".

Text Santa delivers £5.5m present

ITV's Text Santa appeal raised its highest ever total as viewers dug deep to donate more than £5.5 million.

Plea for carbon monoxide alarms

Gas companies should give free carbon monoxide alarms to all households, councils have said.