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Referendum campaigns make final push

Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.

UK jobless rate falls to 2008 low

The UK rate fell to 6.2% in the three months to the end of July, while the number claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has dipped below one million.

MPs criticise 'lax' waste schemes

Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.

Clegg puts date on England MP powers

Nick Clegg says the scope of English MPs' voting powers should be sorted out when Scotland gets more control over tax and spending.

Passport delay victims 'need refund'

Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.

PM hints at plan for English powers

David Cameron rules out an English Parliament but hints that English MPs could get the final say on England-only laws.

PCC resigns over child abuse scandal

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.

Heywood by-election candidates list

A list of candidates is confirmed for the Heywood and Middleton by-election, to be held on 9 October.

Red card for 'greenest' government

The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

Tech firms want 'digital ministers'

An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department.

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.

Hostage rescue options limited - UK

Britain cannot send special forces to rescue a UK hostage from Islamic State militants "because we don't know where he is", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Ian Paisley tributes as funeral held

Politicians in Northern Ireland pay tribute in the assembly to Ian Paisley, on the day his funeral takes place.

Redwood leads English Parliament call

The House of Commons could double up as an English Parliament as part of a future devolution settlement, a Tory MP urges.

'No' campaigners hold London rally

Pro-union supporters and celebrity campaigners take part in a rally in London aimed at persuading Scotland's voters to reject independence.

Billionaire in NI education grant

A US billionaire philanthropist is providing grants in Northern Ireland for shared education, dementia care and early years learning.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Scotland's jobless total down 15,000

Unemployment in Scotland falls by 15,000 to 168,000 between May and July, taking the unemployment rate down to 6%.


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

Wales joins final push for votes

On the last day of campaigning before Scotland's independence poll, Welsh politicians join the final push to win over undecided hearts and minds.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

State nurseries 'withering on vine'

Council nurseries are the highest-rated part of England's school system yet minsters are accused of neglecting them

Scottish question hits East Midlands

East Midlanders debate the question of Scottish independence at Nottingham's Speakers' Corner.

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: London Assembly

Boris Johnson is holding his monthly question session with assembly members.

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

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