A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.
The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.
David Cameron faces criticism from his rival party leaders as new figures show net migration has gone up since the 2010 election.
Mobile devices using biometric data should be better designed to protect security and privacy, according to the former head of GCHQ, Sir John Adye.
Labour MP John Cruddas - the party's policy coordinator - says the British state is "no longer fit for purpose" and is in need of radical reform.
The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.
Proposals for English MPs to vote on English laws are to be brought in before Christmas, David Cameron says.
Nearly £750m in council tax went unpaid last year, as collection rates fall for only the second time.
A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.
Former Conservative minister Damian Green says the government should consider giving 16 and 17-year olds the right to vote.
David Cameron reportedly suggests former health secretary Andrew Lansley to fill one of the UN's most influential roles.
The government has made a "woefully inadequate" attempt to resettle Syrian refugees, high-profile charities and aid agencies say, as new immigration figures are released.
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups.
The new chief executive of the civil service says the government has attempted "too much transformative change" at once.
The QC for former chief whip Andrew Mitchell in the so-called plebgate trial has said there was "powerful evidence" the MP did not use the term.
Nick Clegg outlines his proposals to curb benefits to European Union migrants, during a meeting with his German counterpart in Berlin.
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton warns of "considerable" job losses in the public sector, but cannot put an exact figure on cuts through voluntary redundancy.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Scotland's former first minister Alex Salmond is rebuked for claiming Westminster politicians interfered with the reporting of economic data.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
First Minister Carwyn Jones says Wales should be offered powers recommended for Scotland, but the Welsh secretary warns against a "knee-jerk" response to a Scottish devolution report.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
UKIP's Nigel Farage is calling on Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner to face the electorate over expenses allegations.
UKIP's latest by-election victory has prompted a flurry of bets on the party securing more MPs at Westminster.
Political analysis from around England
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.
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