MPs are set to get an 11% pay rise of about £7,600 when a parliamentary watchdog publishes its final recommendations on salaries this week.
A special ceremony for people whose lives have been influenced by Nelson Mandela is to be held at Westminster, sources say, as David Cameron signs a book of condolences.
A UK Independence party councillor says comments about immigrants that were attributed to her in a Sunday paper have been taken "out of context".
Plans to privatise the UK government's defence procurement arm are set to be scrapped, the BBC has learned.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said a "historic" deal reached by global trade ministers could be worth $1bn (£600m) a year to British business.
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending and house prices.
Some Conservatives make lurid hand gestures towards Labour women during debates in the Commons, MP Sarah Champion tells BBC Radio.
Margaret Thatcher's government was right to ignore sanctions against apartheid-era South Africa, says former Tory chairman Lord Tebbit.
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.
The key points of Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement on the economy.
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith tells the BBC that the Universal Credit programme may not be complete by 2017 as planned.
Ed Balls accuses the chancellor of "breathtaking complacency" over Britain's economic recovery in his Autumn Statement response.
The paper disc that people have had to display in their cars to show they have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced by an electronic system.
A major package of measures to cut tax avoidance, evasion and tax planning has been announced by Chancellor George Osborne.
Commuters across England will now pay 3.1% more on average for regulated train tickets from next month, instead of a rise of 4.1%.
Justice Minister David Ford has said he is going to consult on changing Northern Ireland's abortion laws to allow women carrying babies with fatal foetal abnormalities to have a termination.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
A US-inspired scheme which provides support for teenage mothers in Scotland is to be extended to more health board areas.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Nelson Mandela was a "bright beacon of liberty and justice shining across the world", says MP and lifelong anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
Chancellor George Osborne says in his Autumn Statement he hopes tax breaks for small retailers can trigger a revival on the High Street.
Labour's put the boot into energy supplier Npower over plans for 1,400 job cuts, but are they guilty of cheap populism?
Political analysis from around England
George Osborne updates MPs on the UK economy, and future tax and spending plans.
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.
As David Cameron reshuffles his cabinet, here's a full list of who is doing what job.
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.