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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.

May: New extremism powers needed

A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

MP sting investigation 'urgent'

Chairman of press watchdog says an investigation into the sting that led to a Conservative minister's resignation is of "urgent public concern"

EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron

The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU.

UK second quarter growth revised up

UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.

Ex-Tory deputy mayor backs UKIP

A former Conservative deputy mayor of London switches his allegiance to UKIP.

Osborne proposes new benefits freeze

A future Conservative government would freeze benefits paid to people of working age for two years, Chancellor George Osborne tells the Conservative Party conference.

Boris: Only Tories 'serious' over EU

Boris Johnson urges the "great conservative family" to unite to defeat Labour at the general election in the wake of two Tory MPs defecting to UKIP.

Pre-paid benefit cards planned

Iain Duncan Smith says pre-paid benefit cards will be piloted to stop claimants spending their money on "destructive habits" such as alcohol and drugs.

Cameron: I got it right on Scotland

David Cameron hails his handling of the Scottish referendum at a packed reception for Scottish Conservatives.

British food 'has never been so good'

Environment Secretary Liz Truss calls the UK food industry a "success story", but urges more use of home-grown apples.

MP to complain over tabloid sting

An MP complains about the Sunday Mirror over a story that led to the resignation of minister Brooks Newmark.

Maude: End to 'outdated' union rules

Francis Maude restates the Conservatives' pledge to outlaw strike action where fewer than half of eligible members vote.

White Dee backs benefit card idea

Benefits Street star Deidre Kelly tells a Tory conference fringe meeting pre-paid benefit cards are not a bad idea.

Man jailed for Twitter abuse of MP

A man who sent abusive messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note is jailed.

EU commissioners face MEP grilling

MEPs begin questioning each new European Commissioner in turn at public hearings, putting EU policies under close scrutiny.

Conservative defector: I may lose

Mark Reckless, the Conservative MP who defected to UKIP on Saturday, acknowledges he may lose the resulting by-election.

Fifth RAF Iraq mission completed

Two further RAF Tornado jets have carried out a combat mission over Iraq after Parliament authorised air strikes against Islamic State militants.

Villiers speaks on corporation tax

Stormont needs to be in the best possible shape if it is to take on the devolution of corporation tax rates, says Secretary of State Theresa Villiers.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Views sought from indyref campaigns

The man leading the commission on more devolved powers for Scotland writes to campaigners on both sides of the independence debate.


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

Education boost as budget deal done

The Liberal Democrats have signed a deal with Labour to pass the Welsh government budget, which includes extra spending on education and the completion of a link road.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Northern Tories and Scottish powers

Conservatives in northern England say the region must not be left unfairly disadvantaged by further Scottish devolution.

Second Conservative MP moves to UKIP

BBC South East political editor looks at the fall-out of another Tory defection to UKIP.

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons

MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.

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.

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