Portrait of the week

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25 October 2014 9:00 am

Home A hundred firemen could not prevent wooden cooling towers at Didcot B gas-fuelled power station in Oxfordshire from burning…

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18 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

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11 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Alan Henning, 47, a British volunteer aid worker taken captive in Syria by Islamic State, was murdered, and footage…

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4 October 2014 9:00 am

Home The Commons, having been specially recalled, passed, by 524 votes to 43, a motion supporting ‘the use of UK…

Portrait of the week: Cameron visits UN HQ, Scotland checks its bruises, and a Swede sells his submarine

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, visited New York for talks at the United Nations; he said Britain supported the…

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20 September 2014 9:00 am

Home People living in Scotland voted in a referendum that asked: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ A great deal…

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13 September 2014 9:00 am

Home England suddenly began to take the prospect of Scottish independence seriously after a poll of 1,084 people by YouGov…

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6 September 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s terror threat level was raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ in response to fighting in Iraq and Syria, meaning…

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30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

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23 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, writing of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, said: ‘If we do not act…

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16 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, resisted calls for Parliament to be recalled to debate the crisis in Iraq. Philip Hammond,…

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9 August 2014 9:00 am

Home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined 50 heads of state at the St Symphorien cemetery near Mons to…

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2 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain is to halve to three months the time that EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits,…

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26 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, told Parliament that President Vladimir Putin of Russia should end his country’s support for…

Portrait of the week: ministerial musical chairs, women bishops, giant snails

19 July 2014 9:00 am

Home In a ministerial reshuffle, William Hague, who promised to leave Parliament at the election, was made Leader of the…

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12 July 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, ordered a review, taking perhaps ten weeks, by Peter Wanless, the head of the…

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5 July 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, rang Jean-Claude Juncker to congratulate him on being nominated by EU heads of government…

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28 June 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, fought a last-ditch battle against the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the…

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21 June 2014 8:00 am

Home With war engulfing Iraq, Britain set about reopening its embassy in Tehran, closed in 2011. William Hague, the Foreign…

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14 June 2014 8:00 am

Home After an Ofsted inspection of 21 schools in Birmingham (none of them faith schools), against the background of allegations…

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7 June 2014 9:00 am

Home The government scrabbled together material for the Queen’s Speech, which promised measures to allow money to be put into…

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31 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, responded to the triumph of the UK Independence Party in the European elections (which…

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24 May 2014 9:00 am

Home Demand for housing posed ‘the biggest risk to financial stability’ according to Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank…

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17 May 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said on television that he was ‘bullish’ about negotiating change for Britain in the…

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10 May 2014 9:00 am

Home AstraZeneca’s board rejected an increased takeover bid of £63 billion by Pfizer. Commenting on the bid in Parliament, Vince…