First Minister Peter Robinson: underwent procedure at the Ulster Hospital. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson is being assessed in a Belfast hospital after undergoing a procedure for a heart condition. Mr R(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon greets British Prime Minister David Cameron at Bute House, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Photograph:  EPA/Robert Perry

A second Scottish independence referendum is “not remotely on the cards”, British prime minister David Cameron has said.But nationalist demands for gr(...)

SNP MPs crowd around party leader Nicola Sturgeon, who has spent the last few days in London to drive home the message that she is in charge. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Photographers crowded outside the St Stephen’s entrance to the houses of parliament in the untypically warm May sunshine, struggling to fit all of the(...)

Scottish first minister and Scottish Nationalist Party leader  Nicola Sturgeon stopped short of seeking full powers quickly over  all Scottish taxes and spending. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC via Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron must concede significantly more powers to Scotland, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has demanded, though(...)

Nicola Sturgeon leaves after attending a service of national thanksgiving to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe, at Westminster Abbey in London on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the Scottish National Party is not “changing its tune” on Scottish independence after her predecessor Alex Salmond said t(...)

Leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon celebrates during the Glasgow electon declarations.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scots were warned by the Labour Party during the general election campaign that a vote for the SNP would result in David Cameron returning in triumph (...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon at the Glasgow count declarations. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ruadhán Mac Cormaicin Edinburgh The Scottish National Party has redrawn the political map of Britain with a landslide victory that all but wiped out L(...)

Nick Clegg and his wife Miriam Gonzalez Durantez.  Mr Clegg announced his resignation as leader of the Liberal Democrats after a dismal election performance. Photographer: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Election enthusiasts and social media users had barely settled into their seats on Thursday night when the arrival of exit poll projections dashed (...)

 SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon celebrates in Glasgow as her party secured 56 out of the 59 seats in Scotland. Photograph: Getty 1:45

The Scottish National Party is on course for a historic landslide after a spectacular surge for Nicola Sturgeon’s party all but wiped out Labour north(...)

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon stands with supporters as she arrives at the general election count for Glasgow at the city’s Emirates Arena. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

With more than half of Scotland’s 59 seats declared, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has won nearly all seats, indicating a wipeout for Labour in it(...)