Angela Merkel says she does not rule out future treaty changes as she promises to work "constructively" with the UK on EU reform.
Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper says Labour was "squeamish" about talking about immigration in the past in an interview with Newsnight.
Campaigners hoping to overturn the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael launch a legal challenge at the Court of Session.
A ban on women driving their children to school issued by a Jewish education institution is "unacceptable", Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says.
There are no black or ethnic minority members of staff in senior positions in the Lords, an FOI request reveals.
A new "blanket ban" on so-called legal highs will carry prison sentences of up to seven years, the government says.
Prime Minister David Cameron says Fifa president Sepp Blatter must resign, adding "the sooner that happens the better".
MEPs call for transparent and public handling of trade disputes with the US but soften their stance on controversial commercial courts.
Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.
Controversial former MP George Galloway says he will seek election as the next mayor of London.
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.
The British and Irish governments have called for political leaders in Northern Ireland to join them in a review of the Stormont House Agreement.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Drink-driving offences have fallen in Scotland following the introduction of a lower alcohol limit, new figures show.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
A slip road on the M4 at Port Talbot is to fully reopen after trial closures but its future remains in doubt.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
Who are the Budget winners and losers in the East Midlands?
A pre-election Budget, but will the catapult energise the Midlands?
Political analysis from around England
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
Speaker of the House John Bercow reminds Scottish National Party MPs to respect the traditions and conventions of the chamber, and refrain from clapping.
The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, but have still not spelt out what else will be targeted.
The UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has been confronted in the street by anti-austerity protesters near Westminster.
Former Tory minister Simon Burns jokes about "dastardly rumours" that he and Speaker John Bercow do not get on, in a laughter-filled speech to the Commons.
The working people of South Gloucestershire share their views on the government's new "programme for working people".
Ellie Price delivers a quick guide to the Queen's Speech.