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Sturgeon 'solidarity' message to UK

Nicola Sturgeon will call for reform to the Westminster system

Nicola Sturgeon will today extend a message of "friendship and solidarity" to voters in the rest of the UK, pledging the SNP will work with others to make a positive change at Westminster.

Labour to attack border 'failures'

Yvette Cooper will accuse the government of letting "dodgy" firms get away with exploiting illegal workers and undercutting local wages

Coalition failures over border controls have led to a major drop in the number of illegal immigrants being deported and fewer illegal drugs being seized, Labour will claim today.

Tory 'benefits cuts' plans leaked

The proposals could generate savings worth an estimated £5.8 million a year, according to a report

The Conservatives are considering plans to scrap or restrict a series of benefits saving billions of pounds from the welfare bill, it has been reported.

May 7 'the social justice election'

Gordon Brown said Labour would outspend the SNP on the NHS by spending £250 million extra

The general election will be the "social justice election", former prime minister Gordon Brown said as he announced Labour would boost NHS spending in Scotland.

Tory 'benefits cuts' plans leaked

The proposals could generate savings worth an estimated £5.8 million a year, according to a report

The Conservatives are considering plans to scrap or restrict a series of benefits saving billions of pounds from the welfare bill, it has been reported.

Duchy does daffodil deal for quarry

The Prince of Wales has a fondness for daffodils

With money far from being a worry, the Prince of Wales asked the new owner of a quarry on his land to pay him something rather more novel than cold, hard cash for rent - a single daffodil.

Pc faces jail over on-duty sex

Pc Darren Heath admitted misconduct in a public office at Bristol Crown Court

A police officer has been told to expect a prison sentence after admitting sexual relationships with three women he met while on duty.

Thousands spent on Los Angeles bash

The reception was attended by about 500 guests, including more than 30 British Oscar nominees

Thousands of pounds of taxpayers money was spent on a Los Angeles bash to celebrate British Oscar nominees and business, official figures show.

Grounded girls go to Syria 3 school

The five girls are schoolmates of Amira Abase, Kadiza Sultana and Shamima Begum

Teenage girls grounded by a judge after fears were raised about them travelling to Syria are pupils at the same school as three girls already thought to have fled to join the Islamic State, the High Court has heard.

Ebola patient praises hospital team

Corporal Anna Cross speaks during a press conference at London's Royal Free Hospital where she has been discharged after being successfully treated for Ebola

An Army Reservist who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been discharged from a London hospital after becoming the first patient in the world to be treated with an experimental drug.

Cash-for-stories conviction quashed

The journalist's conviction at the Old Bailey has been quashed

The first journalist to be found guilty of paying a public official in the wake of the high-profile Operation Elveden probe has had the conviction quashed on appeal, it can now be reported.