Jeremy Corbyn ‘to discuss Nato comments with Nia Griffith’

Jeremy Corbyn ‘to discuss Nato comments with Nia Griffith’

Image copyright Crown Copyright Image caption RAF Typhoons have been deployed to the Baltic region each year since May 2014 Jeremy Corbyn has told the BBC he will be speaking to his defence spokeswoman following a row over Nato’s planned deployment to Estonia. Nia Griffith was said to be “furious” that it was described by […]

Tidal lagoon: £1.3bn Swansea Bay project to be backed

Media captionCould Swansea’s tidal lagoon become a world first? Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay will be backed in a government-commissioned review. Charles Hendry will publish his independent report into the viability of the renewable energy technology later, recommending the UK builds the lagoon to capture energy from the sea. There are […]

Ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele in hiding after Trump memo

Media captionHere’s what Donald Trump had to say at his press conference An ex-MI6 officer who is believed to have prepared a memo claiming Russia has compromising material on US President-elect Donald Trump is now in hiding, the BBC understands. Christopher Steele, who runs a London-based intelligence firm, is believed to have left his home […]

UK aid watchdog recommends more direct cash transfers

UK aid watchdog recommends more direct cash transfers

Image copyright DFID/Save the Children Image caption Pregnant women and mothers of children under the age of 2 are among those who can benefit from cash transfers in Nigeria Ministers are being encouraged to expand a scheme which transfers UK aid money directly to those living in poverty in the developing world. The Independent Commission […]

NHS England chief contradicts May over spending

NHS England chief contradicts May over spending

The chief executive of NHS England has contradicted government claims that the health service is getting more funding than it asked for. Simon Stevens told MPs this was “stretching it” and there were “clearly substantial funding pressures”. And, in clashes with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the PM called claims of a “humanitarian crisis” in the […]

‘Fury’ over Corbyn aide’s Nato comments

‘Fury’ over Corbyn aide’s Nato comments

Image copyright Crown Copyright Image caption RAF Typhoons have been deployed to the Baltic region each year since May 2014 Labour’s shadow defence secretary is “absolutely furious” after Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman said the UK should help “wind down” tensions on the Nato-Russian border, the BBC has learned, A source close to Nia Griffith told political […]

RHI scandal: Sinn Féin "not interested" in crisis talks

RHI scandal: Sinn Féin "not interested" in crisis talks

Image caption Sinn Féin said they will not be nominate a new deputy first minister next Monday Sinn Féin has said it will not enter negotiations ahead of a new assembly election following the crisis over the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal. Party officials met Secretary of State James Brokenshire on Wednesday morning. Martin McGuinness […]

RHI scandal: Theresa May and Enda Kenny discuss Stormont crisis

Media captionArlene Foster said she had been ‘disgracefully maligned’ over the botched heating scheme scandal Prime Minister Theresa May has had a telephone call with the Taoiseach (Irish PM) Enda Kenny about the ongoing crisis at Stormont. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness stepped down on Monday over the handling of a botched energy scheme. The […]

Theresa May used ‘well-established’ blind trust mechanism

Theresa May used ‘well-established’ blind trust mechanism

Image copyright AP Theresa May used a “well-established mechanism” in setting up a blind trust to manage her financial interests on becoming PM, Downing Street has said. Under the arrangement, ministers avoid conflicts of interest with government work, but do not have to reveal their investments in full. The Lib Dems said the public had […]

RHI scandal: Northern Ireland ‘faces brutal election’

Media captionArlene Foster said she had been ‘disgracefully maligned’ over the botched heating scheme scandal Northern Ireland’s outgoing first minister has warned that if an election goes ahead, it will be “brutal”. Arlene Foster was speaking after the Secretary of State said the “clock was ticking” on an election following the resignation of Martin McGuinness. […]