Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade blows over the economy in the last Prime Minister's Questions of 2014.
UKIP spent almost as much as the Conservatives at this year's European elections - while the Lib Dems outspent Labour, Electoral Commission figures show.
Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
Jack Straw says he is happy to appear before an inquiry looking at the treatment of detainees by UK intelligence agencies.
Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
The boss of National Air Traffic Services says he is not "complacent" over the chaos which hit 10,000 passengers on Friday.
Chancellor George Osborne is to deliver his last Budget of the Parliament on 18 March 2015, weeks before the election.
Police forces in England and Wales will have their central government funding cut by almost 5% in the next financial year, the Home Office says.
More shares in Lloyds Banking Group are to be sold by the government, in a move which could raise up to £3bn.
A committee of MPs criticises the government after saying taxpayers have been left "bearing all the risk" from purchases of new trains worth £10.5bn.
MPs say the process to select a new Clerk of the House of Commons, overseen by Speaker John Bercow, should be terminated.
People who leave their wheelie bins in the middle of the road "should be flogged", quips Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
Ulster Unionist Danny Kennedy has said unless there a "dose of realism" inter-party talks "are going nowhere".
A law which allows several people to be prosecuted for murder even though they may have played different roles needs to be reviewed urgently, MPs say.
Commons Leader William Hague says "the consent of the majority" of English MPs is needed for English-only laws as he outlines options to Parliament.
Former UKIP parliamentary candidate Kerry Smith says he may have been a victim of "black arts" within the party.
Arrangements for a Stormont opposition could be put in place as early as March 2015, according to the government paper given to the parties last week.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
The Scottish government announces a statutory public inquiry into the historical abuse of children in care.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
A bill that hands tax-raising powers to the Welsh government has received Royal Assent and become law.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
Police chiefs and council leaders are calling for help in the form of extra government grants as budget cuts bite.
Former shadow home secretary David Davis claims EU migration is challenging Britain's reputation as a tolerant nation.
Political analysis from around England
MPs hear evidence from Prime Minister David Cameron.
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
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters