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Johann Lamont has represented her constituency since 1999

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The Glasgow Pollok MSP has represented her constituency since 1999

Prime Minister David Cameron leaving a summit at the European Union Council building in Brussels yesterday, when he reacted angrily to a request for an additional £1.7bn to the EU budget

David Cameron vows to defy European Union on 'unacceptable' £1.7bn cash demand

EU budget bill plays into hands of Eurosceptics, warns PM

The EU set itself a goal to cut emissions by 80-95 per cent between 1990 and 2050

New EU carbon target is bold but ‘not enough’

Climate scientists believe deal is lacking

The beauty of Snowdonia in Wales

Welsh devolution? A cry from the valleys, for the nation Britain forgot

Everyone’s talking about devolution: for Scotland, the North, even England. But what about Wales? As the principality’s nationalists gather in Llangollen, Jon Gower speaks up for a marginalised culture

Scottish drink-drive limit to be slashed in time for Christmas

Government has no plans to change limit in the rest of UK

The huge cost has driven many English hospitals’ finances into the red

NHS spends £2.5bn on agency staff to meet rising demand

NHS hospitals spent £2.5bn on part-time agency staff last year – far more than planned – in a bid to improve patient safety amid sharply rising demand, new figures show.

The bill was proposed by the former advertising guru Lord Saatchi

So-called 'Saatchi Bill' under fire for unintended consequences

Bill would allow terminal patients to use experimental treatments

Prime Minister David Cameron and UKIP leader Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage says David Cameron will have no choice but to meet EU's 'outrageous' demand for an extra £1.7bn from Britain

Surprise request for more money to Brussels is due in December

Nigel Farage has backed DJ Mike Read's new Ukip song

Nigel Farage claims left is more outraged by Ukip Calypso song than child abuse

Ukip leader defended controversial song

Andrew Mitchell, the Tory MP at the centre of the Plebgate affair, declared £103,000

MPs making millions from second jobs

Andrew Mitchell, the Tory MP at the centre of the Plebgate affair, reportedly made £6,000 a day by consulting for firms including banking groups

EU nations have pledged around €640m (£505m)

Ebola outbreak: David Cameron pledges another £80m to spur EU donations

“It’s very important we take action at source in West Africa,” he said

A total of 724,200 people from outside the EU were given permission to remain in the UK

Britain admits nearly three times more migrants from outside the EU than any other member state, statistics show

Britain admits almost three times more migrants from outside the European Union than any other member state, it has emerged.

The Prime Minister signalled his determination to challenge the extra fee

David Cameron to challenge EU’s demand for extra £1.7bn

More ammunition for Ukip in next month's Rochester and Strood by-election

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