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Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.

UK 'not deporting enough criminals'

The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.

Man thrown out of Commons at PMQs

A man is thrown out of the public gallery in the House of Commons after a disturbance during Prime Minister's Questions.

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist.

NICE conflicts of interests claim

A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.

Clegg targets teachers' workload

Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".

Whitehall in confusion, MPs warn

Taxpayers are getting poorer value for money from government projects because of "confusion" over decisions, MPs warn.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

Smith Commission to hold first talks

A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.

Inquiry head defends Brittan links

The head of an inquiry into historical sex abuse insists she is not a member of the establishment - and says she wants to "lay to rest" speculation over links with ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.

MPs back 'recall' powers for voters

MPs back plans to allowed themselves to be sacked using a "power of recall" if they are found guilty of serious wrongdoing.

Peerage for immigration campaigner

Immigration campaigner Sir Andrew Green is among several public figures to be nominated for a peerage by David Cameron.

UK spy drones to fly over Syria

The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.

Farage defends Polish MEP alliance

UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.

5.5m yet to join new voting register

Some 5.5 million voters in England and Wales have yet to be transferred onto a new version of the electoral register.

Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged

Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.

Now what for the Liberal Democrats?

Nick Clegg has delivered his final conference speech before the general election. What do the Lib Dems do next?

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Analysis: Primary colours

David Cameron's speech was a confident attempt to seize large chunks of Labour's traditional territory, Ben Wright says.

Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'

Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.

Did Miliband get the Downing St job?

Ed Miliband said the next eight months is a job interview. So how did he do with his party conference presentation?

UKIP promises income tax cuts

The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.

Second Tory MP defects to UKIP

Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.

Greens call for £10 minimum wage

The Green Party of England and Wales is calling for the minimum wage to rise to £10 an hour by 2020, as leader Natalie Bennett addresses their annual conference.

Will Green Party ideas grab attention?

In the crowded political arena, are the Green Party's ideas for radically changing the economy enough to win votes, Chris Mason asks.

US appoints Gary Hart as NI envoy

US Secretary of State John Kerry sends former senator Gary Hart to act as his envoy at the multi-party political talks at Stormont.

Introduction

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Plans for 'revenge porn' legislation

Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland is to be introduced by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.

Introduction

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


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