Vince Cable opens pioneering new facilities to help protect the UK from viruses

Liberal Democrat Business Secretary Vince Cable today opened the BBSRC National Virology Centre, a state-of-the-art high-containment laboratory at the Pirbright Institute in Surrey.

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Lynne Featherstone writes: Ending child marriage in Bangladesh: girls not brides

During her visit to Bangladesh, Liberal Democrat International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote the following article on the issue of ending child marriage.

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Ed Davey opens West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm

Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey has opened the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm.

The wind farm is located 20km of the Barrow-in-Furness coastline in North West England.

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Halloween culture ramps up fears of mental illness

Liberal Democrat Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb is calling on retailers to behave more responsibly and not sell Halloween costumes that demonise mental illness.

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Call Clegg 30 October

This is LBC Call Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg takes your calls with Nick Ferrari at Breakfast.  Call 0345 6060973 tweet at lbc973 text 84850.  This is Call Clegg on LBC.

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Norman Baker calls for a radical change in British drugs policy

The UK's drugs laws need radical change, Liberal Democrat Home Office Minister Norman Baker has said today.

Norman's call comes as the government publishes a major report on drugs policies around the world.

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Malcolm Bruce's open letter to Conservative MPs on the EU Referendum Bill

Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader Malcolm Bruce has written an open letter to Conservatives MPs following their accusations that the Liberal Democrats have blocked Bob Neill's EU Referendum Bill. 

You can read Malcolm's letter below.

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The truth about the Tories and the EU Referendum Bill

The Conservatives have pulled the plug on their own EU Referendum Bill, despite being given the opportunity by the Liberal Democrats to take it before the House of Commons. 

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New £2 million fund launched to tackle homophobic bullying in schools

Schools will be offered £2m to help them tackle homophobic bullying.

The funds will be offered to charitable and not-for-profit organisations that suggest creative ideas to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools across the country.

Liberal Democrats want to stamp out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying once and for all. You can show your support for this too by backing our campaign here.

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Gender pay laws will help close equality gap

Reacting to the news that the UK has fallen to 26th in the ‘World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report’, Liberal Democrat Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson said:

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Free school meals help boost learning and save parents money

Free school meals help boost learning, improve behaviour and save parents money.

EU Leaders agree 2030 deal on climate change

EU leaders have made a historic decision to tackle climate change by agreeing on a new deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

Fathers to get same 'maternity' pay as mums in the civil service

Nick Clegg will make a major speech this week setting out measures to ensure that the Civil Service will offer equal parental pay and support for all its employees.

New mental health waiting time standards set

Nick Clegg has announced that treatment for mental health conditions will be brought into line with other NHS services.

State pension will rise by 2.5 per cent next year thanks to Triple Lock guarantee

Pensioners will benefit from a 2.5 per cent increase in their state pension thanks to the Liberal Democrat Triple Lock guarantee.

Encouraging employment figures show our economy is recovering

Employment figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show further encouraging signs that our economy is recovering.