The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future and the potential economic gains outweigh any risks, MPs say.
Migrants are to face questions about their English language skills before being able to claim income-related benefits, the government announces.
The body which sets MPs' salaries defends plans to award an 11% pay rise, saying other changes mean it will not cost taxpayers "a penny more".
The government will have to find billions of pounds of fresh savings from the welfare budget, says the Chancellor, George Osborne.
The jury in the fraud trial of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's former PAs is told to ignore complimentary comments made about her by the prime minister.
An independent review finds that there is "considerable dissatisfaction" with the Work Capability Assessment system, despite progress in the way it operates.
The government should bring back free mail shots after the record low turnout at last year's police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections, the Electoral Commission says.
Unite trade union demands that its voting strength at the Labour conference should retain its strength, even if fewer members sign up to the party.
Personal details of nearly 1,600 illegal immigrants whose families were in the process of being returned home were published in error on the Home Office website.
Figures suggesting £13.2bn was written off by the government in 2011 due to fraud, errors and legal claims are "staggering", says a committee of MPs.
Next year's Budget will be held on 19 March, Chancellor George Osborne tells MPs.
Politicians, musicians and artists have celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela at a special event in Westminster.
An inquiry into the rules governing people who keep primates as pets is announced by a House of Commons committee.
The justice minister defends Northern Ireland's forensic science services after a High Court judge claimed they were operating "on a shoestring" and delays were "unacceptable".
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Offenders will have to pay towards the cost of supporting victims of crime, under new laws passed by the Scottish Parliament.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
The "avoidable" deaths of eight people under the care of a liver specialist are referred to police.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
Brandon Lewis, the Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth, is to head a new committee to oversee reconstruction after 200 homes were hit by last week's storm surge.
More East Midlands MPs join the chorus of anger over a planned 11% rise in their pay.
Political analysis from around England
David Cameron and Ed Miliband condemn plans to award MPs an 11% pay increase.
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.
As David Cameron reshuffles his cabinet, here's a full list of who is doing what job.
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters
All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
BBC political editor Nick Robinson and his colleagues in print and broadcast journalism explain why certain phrases crop up over and over again - and what they might really mean.