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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

David Cameron pledges more money to ensure seven-day GP access across is rolled out across England by 2020.

May: New extremism powers needed

Home Secretary Theresa May is to tell the Conservative Party conference a future Tory government will seek new powers to ban extremist groups.

Mirror apology over women's pictures

The Sunday Mirror apologises to women whose photos were used in a probe that saw a Conservative minister resign, but stands by its story.

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Maude: End to 'outdated' union rules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.

Civil Service chief to warn Treasury

The head of Northern Ireland's civil service is preparing to warn the Treasury that the Executive's finances may go into the red.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Call for statutory sex education

An organisation which provides sex education says all Scottish schools should be compelled by law to teach it.


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

PM's rallying call to Welsh MPs

The prime minister David Cameron gives a speech to the Welsh Conservatives over seats to target in next year's general election.


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.

Links to UK political websites

Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet

Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet

The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

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