All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan rejects claims her predecessor Michael Gove is "backseat driving" her department as "complete nonsense".
The Labour Party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election, saying it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announces he is to stand down at the next election, 32 years after entering parliament.
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".
Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.
Officials' primary concern was with "national security" during a paedophile scandal involving a senior British diplomat in the 1980s, according to a former top civil servant.
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.
The BBC, Sky and ITN have confirmed that they will not be inviting the DUP to take part in the main televised debates ahead of the general election.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
The first minister marks national voter registration week by urging people in Scotland to register to vote in May's General Election.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Labour hits back at criticism of its record on education in Wales, saying Conservative plans for schools in England were "poxy" and "lame".
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
The Green Party is looking to peel off voters from Labour - but what should Ed Miliband's response be?
The grids have been drawn up, the campaign is already under way. With the forthcoming election too close to call, for the next 100 days the parties will be throwing everything at trying to win.
Political analysis from around England
MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.
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
Esther Rantzen says Maureen Lipman's comments over a rise in anti-Semitism are "incredibly insulting to Britain".
Sir John Chilcot has yet to explain reasons for the delay to his inquiry says ex-Home Office minister Norman Baker.
Nigel Farage says he does not feel any better for taking part in Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for a month.
Some of the big issues in the EU are "moving very much along UK lines" says a former Swedish prime minister.