I'll get second chance says Salmond

Alex Salmond believes he will get a second chance to hold an independence referendum and next time he thinks he will win, the former First Minister ...

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.

Fury at Dundee MP for missing crucial ‘bedroom tax’ vote

A Dundee politician was the only Scottish Labour MP to miss a major vote on the controversial “bedroom tax”, despite being in Westminster’s debating ...

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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 ...

Bid to help over-50s keep working

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

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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Hotel booking site gives assurance

One of the world's biggest hotel booking websites has insisted its customers' details are safe after a whistle-blower revealed how he helped ...

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.

Wrongly-released suspect recaptured

A teenager who was mistakenly released from prison after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been detained by police.

Studio 'did not cave over film'

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".

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.