Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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Major transport schemes were given “adequate for now” B ratings

Britain's transport network quality damned by Institution of Civil Engineers

The quality of Britain’s local road network and transport links came under attack last night in a wide-ranging analysis of the nation’s infrastructure.

The Commons Justice select committee said violent crime, costs Britain almost £30bn a year

Spend money on crime prevention instead of prisons, Chris Grayling told

Cash being used to build jails to hold the burgeoning prison population should be switched into preventing vulnerable people becoming caught up in crime in the first place, the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is warned today by MPs.

The number of people barred from working with children as a result of committing sexual offences has fallen from 12,360 in 2011 to 2,800 last year

Labour demands explanation for sharp fall in numbers banned from working with children after sex offences

Fall follows overhaul of system of checks on adults who work with children to make it more proportionate

The proposed mansion tax would be levied on properties worth more than £2m

Ed Balls tweaks Labour's mansion tax proposals to match Lib Dems

Ed Balls, the shadow Chancellor, announced changes to Labour’s mansion tax plans tonight, to bring the policy closely in line with Liberal Democrat proposals.

George Osborne cited the examples of Boris Johnson in London and Joe Anderson in Liverpool

Elected mayors: George Osborne makes another pitch for US-style system

The prospect of a new generation of elected mayors to champion the country’s biggest cities was raised by Chancellor George Osborne.

Senior Liberal Democrats are calling for Chancellor George Osborne to approve an emergency £2bn injection into the NHS to avert a funding crisis in hospitals

Lib Dems urge George Osborne to approve an emergency £2bn cash injection for NHS

Senior Liberal Democrats are calling for Chancellor George Osborne to approve an emergency £2bn injection into the NHS to avert a funding crisis in hospitals next year.

MP Mike Hancock, who is to be thrown out of the Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg says Mike Hancock will be thrown out by Lib Dems

The disgraced MP Mike Hancock is to be thrown out of the Liberal Democrats, the party leader Nick Clegg has said.

Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, condemned the NALC's guidelines

Parish councillors banned from talking to local journalists under ‘Stalinist’ new rules

Local authority chiefs are under fire from the Government over a “stalinist” attempt to stop councillors speaking to journalists without permission.

The Prime Minister will argue that immediate action is needed to address a market failure on dementia research

David Cameron pledges new drive on Alzheimer’s research – and hopes to cure dementia by 2025

David Cameron is set to announce a drive to develop new drugs to slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease – or even find a cure by 2025.

Henry Timms: 'People have profound needs to connect to one another'

Giving Tuesday charity day set for UK after it enjoys global success

Henry Timms, the British man behind the idea, comes to London to sell the plan to ministers

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In fact it, as much as anywhere, deserves independence
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Despite PR disaster of free U2 album
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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
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Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
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