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PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.

Scottish Labour leader standing down

Johann Lamont is standing down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party with immediate effect after criticising her Westminster colleagues.

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

Plaid 'could hold balance of power'

Plaid Cymru MPs could help decide who takes power after next year's general election, party leader Leanne Wood tells its conference.

Military rents to rise, says minister

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces that "major reforms" to funding for military accommodation will increase rents.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.

Salmond considers Westminster return

Alex Salmond says he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election.

UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight

Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Labour promises new immigration laws

Ed Miliband promises to bring in an immigration bill creating "clear, credible and concrete changes" within months if Labour wins next year's general election.

Hammond: UK analysing Canada attack

British agencies are examining the attack on the Canadian parliament for possible implications on the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Rochester by-election candidates

A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November.

Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged

Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.

Now what for the Liberal Democrats?

Nick Clegg has delivered his final conference speech before the general election. What do the Lib Dems do next?

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Analysis: Primary colours

David Cameron's speech was a confident attempt to seize large chunks of Labour's traditional territory, Ben Wright says.

Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'

Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.

Did Miliband get the Downing St job?

Ed Miliband said the next eight months is a job interview. So how did he do with his party conference presentation?

UKIP promises income tax cuts

The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.

Second Tory MP defects to UKIP

Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.

Greens call for £10 minimum wage

The Green Party of England and Wales is calling for the minimum wage to rise to £10 an hour by 2020, as leader Natalie Bennett addresses their annual conference.

Will Green Party ideas grab attention?

In the crowded political arena, are the Green Party's ideas for radically changing the economy enough to win votes, Chris Mason asks.

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

Introduction

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Concerns over health board finances

Scotland's financial watchdog flags up concerns about the accounts of three Scottish health boards.

Introduction

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

Funding cuts prompts museum review

The impact of public funding cuts on museums is to be reviewed by a panel of experts to try to ensure collections are protected.


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