A new Conservative Party  poster showing Labour leader Ed Miliband, Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond of the SNP and  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which claims together they will bring chaos to Britain. Image: Conservative Party/PA Wire.

Labour distances itself from claim it asked Sinn Féin to prop up minority government

Labour’s Northern Ireland spokesman, Ivan Lewis: until now, Labour has been less than enthusiastic about the new powers, consistently raising questions about Northern Ireland’s ability to replace the lost tax income

Labour’s Ivan Lewis pledged the party’s support subject to ‘acceptable level of scrutiny’

Starting periods earlier is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer later in life, according to the report in the journal Human Reproduction.

Study finds girls who frequently consume sugary drinks have first period months earlier

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: “I am delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again . . . although I don’t quite see why Northern Ireland seems to be missing out.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Mention of Northern Ireland parties seen as tactic to keep broadcasters on defensive

British energy minister Matthew Hancock. The legislation before the Commons seeks to maximise ‘the economic recovery’ of the UK’s energy resources, including shale gas. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Fracking incompatible with climate targets, says environmental audit committee

Rabbi Miriam Berger, London: “We spend a huge part of the synagogue’s budget on security. That’s ludicrous. We do what every Jewish organisation does. Nobody is going to be the one to say, ‘No, we shouldn’t do that’.”

Home secretary Theresa May’s speech amplified sense of threat, says Rabbi Miriam Berger

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has said Northern Irish MPs are “of equal status to MPs elected in any other part of the United Kingdom... After this election, there is a real possibility that Northern Ireland MPs could have a crucial role in the formation of the next United Kingdom government.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Excluding largest party in Northern Ireland ‘not acceptable’, says Peter Robinson

British prime minister David Cameron speaking in Scotland last night. He said it was “a great day for Scotland and a great day for the United Kingdom”. Photograph: James Glossop/PA Wire

Scotland to get new powers next year on income tax, borrowing and welfare rules

British prime minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel view a 1953 Volkswagen, during their visit to the British Museum to attend “Germany: Memories of a Nation”. Photograph: EPA

Major exhibition about Germany challenges British assumptions

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