Stamp duty for all first-time buyer purchases up to £300,000 is to be abolished immediately, Philip Hammond has announced in his Budget.Read the full story ›
Chancellor Philip Hammond has delivered his Budget which he believes will help build "a Britain fit for the future".Read the full story ›
The Chancellor said he will use the Budget to "invest to secure a bright future", in a signal he is ready to usher in the end of austerity.Read the full story ›
Lively political debate with Leo Docherty MP (Aldershot, Con), Layla Moran MP (Oxford West and Abingdon, Lib Dem) and Peter Kyle MP (Hove, Lab)
Councillors in Christchurch are to discuss holding a public referendum on plans to merge their council with Bournemouth and Poole.Read the full story ›
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was imprisoned for spying - which she denies. Her family is calling on the Foreign Secretary to bring her home.Read the full story ›
Portsmouth North MP Penny Mordaunt has replaced Priti Patel, who resigned as International Development Secretary.
Penny Mordaunt has been serving as the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. She was elected Conservative MP for Portsmouth North in 2010.
She was named as the Armed Forces Minister in a previous cabinet reshuffle. She was also the first woman to take on that role and trained to be a Royal Navy reservist.
Penny Mordaunt was educated at Oaklands RC Comprehensive School and at Reading University where she read Philosophy.
It's the country's most famous Guy Fawkes celebration and flaming torches once again filled the streets of Lewes on Saturday night.
Bonfire societies in their traditional costumes were joined by spectacular effigies poking fun at politicians and world leaders - but with travel restrictions in place, did the visitors stay away?
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Ch Const Giles York, Mick Symes of Lewes Borough Bonfire Society, and Thandanani of Gumede Zulu Tradition.
Tributes are being paid to the former Leader and Chairman of Hampshire County Council, Honorary Alderman Ken Thornber CBE who has passed away following illness.
Ken Thornber served on Hampshire County Council for 40 years, being first elected in 1977 for Hythe, then in 1981 for Dibden and Hythe, and from 1989 for Brockenhurst Division. He was Leader of the County Council from 1999 to 2013, and Chairman in 2013/14.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ken Thornber. He was a hugely respected politician, both locally and nationally, and a public servant in the truest sense of the word.
Ken played a pivotal role in the political and decision making process in Hampshire – serving the people of the county with diligence and commitment for many years. He cared very much about the divisions that he represented during his four decades of public service. He was equally passionate about the whole of the county, the importance of local government and of public service.