The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later, the government announces.
Ministers are "turning their backs" on victims of domestic violence, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will say in a speech later.
Russia should lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of sanctions following the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, Nick Clegg says.
The public should be able to question the prime minister in Westminster every week, just as MPs do, Labour leader Ed Miliband tells the BBC.
Historical sexual abuse court cases could be "rebalanced" to make it "a little fairer" for victims to give evidence, the director of public prosecutions in England and Wales says.
A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Ed Miliband hits back at critics of his image and leadership style, insisting voters want "big ideas" not photo opportunities.
The government must find someone to lead its probe into historical child abuse allegations immediately, a children's charity says.
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.
There was "no question" the Red Arrows would change the colour of smoke trails to represent the Scottish flag at the Glasgow 2014 opening ceremony, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.
Tory MP David Tredinnick speaks of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into mainstream medicine.
A report by MPs suggests a lack of female participation in sport has long-term health and social consequences.
The Green Party unveils plans to impose a wealth tax on people with assets of more than £3m.
Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.
Sinn Féin says it is now confident agreement can be reached quickly on the latest quarterly budget, known as June monitoring.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Scottish universities should appoint more women to their governing bodies or be forced to do so, according to the National Union of Students.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Children with special needs in Wales will be worse off than those in England if a new law is passed, a leading education solicitor claims.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
Were politics really that much different 100 years ago, as Britain faced going to war?
How a UK family firm has played its part in the £233bn F35 fighter plane contract.
Political analysis from around England
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
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.
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet