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Alex Salmond gives evidence at hearing into botched inquiry against him – live updates
Scotland’s former first minister appears before MSPs investigating inquiry by Nicola Sturgeon’s government into complaints made against him

Matthew Weaver

26, Feb, 2021 @1:50 PM

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UK Covid live news: school leaders 'disappointed' that teachers will not be prioritised in new vaccination wave
Latest updates: scientific advisers say sticking with age-based approach will provide ‘greatest benefit in shortest time’

Nicola Slawson

26, Feb, 2021 @1:48 PM

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Justice secretary defends Matt Hancock over breach of law
Robert Buckland says government often acts unlawfully and key thing is that it learns from court rulings

Amelia Hill

26, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Alex Salmond to testify at Holyrood over claims of conspiracy against him
Former first minister to give evidence as feud intensifies with former allies including Nicola Sturgeon

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

26, Feb, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Blair says collaboration on Covid could have cut three months off crisis
Former prime minister tells the Guardian the world must be better prepared for the next pandemic

Heather Stewart

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Labour to state 'non-negotiable' support for UK's nuclear weapons
Party’s commitment to Nato is also ‘unshakeable’, John Healey to say, in shift from Jeremy Corbyn era

Peter Walker Political correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Tony Blair says 'cut Starmer some slack' over tax comments
Exclusive: former Labour leader says the public has no interest in ‘mouthing off’ as if times were normal

Heather Stewart and Richard Partington

25, Feb, 2021 @8:33 PM

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Key questions Alex Salmond could face from MSPs
Former first minister is due to give evidence under oath to a Holyrood committee

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

25, Feb, 2021 @6:30 PM

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UK Covid: alert level drops from 5 down to 4 as threat of NHS being overwhelmed reduces – as it happened
Latest updates: UK medical officers agree to reduce Covid threat level but stress health services remains under severe pressure

Andrew Sparrow

25, Feb, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Norman Fowler to step down early as Lord Speaker
Conservative peer leave post in April to campaign on HIV/Aids and LGBT issues

Peter Walker

25, Feb, 2021 @1:29 PM

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Boris Johnson sets up committee to focus on keeping UK together
No 10 seeks to tackle Scottish independence threat after loss of two heads of unit tasked with maintaining union

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:15 PM

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UK and EU fail to break impasse over Irish Sea border
Joint committee reiterates commitment to Northern Ireland protocol despite problems with supply chains

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @9:09 PM

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