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UK department denies 'No' vote advice

A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.

Lib Dems lift Lord Rennard suspension

Former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard has the suspension of his party membership lifted after disciplinary proceedings against him are dropped.

Mental health care 'in dark ages'

Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.

Prison system is 'not in crisis'

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says the prison service is facing challenges with violence, suicides and staff shortages, but insists it is not in crisis.

Bercow's choice set to get top job

Speaker John Bercow's choice to take over as Parliament's most senior official is almost certain to get the job, despite protests.

Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015

Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.

Police question Galloway over speech

MP George Galloway was interviewed by police after saying Bradford had been "declared an Israel-free zone", the BBC understands

Farage sorry for 'offensive' term

UKIP leader Nigel Farage visits a Thai constituent to personally apologise after the party's South East MEP described her as a "ting tong from somewhere".

MPs criticise project 'weaknesses'

There are "serious weaknesses" in the government's ability to carry out large-scale projects, MPs warn.

Disabled parking abuse laws passed

New laws to crack down on drivers who abuse disabled parking are passed by the Scottish Parliament.

Week on benefits call to ministers

Sinn Féin challenges DUP, UUP and Alliance ministers who have backed the implementation of welfare reform to spend a week living on benefits.

Irish 'time zone shift ludicrous'

Proposals for a different time zone between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic are branded as "ludicrous" by a UUP MLA.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Charity calls for free care probe

A cancer charity has called for an urgent investigation to find out how many terminally ill people are wrongly charged for personal care.


BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Traffic 'chaos' ahead of Nato summit

"Short-term pain for long-term gain" - miles of security fencing for next month's Nato summit causes traffic disruption in Cardiff.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Can Boris-style mayors boost north?

There are calls for the government to look again at the prospect of introducing directly elected mayors to more English cities.

Breast cancer drug stand-off warning

Why will a £90,000-a-year breast cancer drug seen as "too expensive" for the NHS still be available to patients?

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons

Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech

David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.

Links to UK political websites

Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet

Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet

The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online

Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Farage offers couple 'mega apology'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has visited a Thai constituent to apologise after one of the party's MEPs described her as a "ting tong from somewhere".

AUDIO: Vaz slams e-Borders 'catastrophe'

The chair of the Commons Home Affairs committee has described as "catastrophic" a £224m fine imposed on the Home Office after it illegally ended a contract with a major US corporation brought in to modernise the UK's immigration controls.

VIDEO: Grayling: Prison crisis reports 'wrong'

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling dismisses reports that the prison system in England and Wales is in crisis, in an interview with the BBC

VIDEO: UKIP MEP sorry for 'ting tong' remark

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