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NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Labour promises new immigration laws

Ed Miliband promises to bring in an immigration bill creating "clear, credible and concrete changes" within months if Labour wins next year's general election.

Dog show prompts MPs' Gove questions

William Hague defends Michael Gove against claims he is not working hard enough - before being told he was at a dog show.

Tories choose by-election candidate

The Conservative Party chooses Kelly Tolhurst as its candidate for the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Hammond: UK analysing Canada attack

British agencies are examining the attack on the Canadian parliament for possible implications on the UK, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

MPs reject bid to scrap fixed terms

MPs reject a plan to repeal the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act that would have brought back the PM's right to choose an election date.

Lorry tax take bigger than expected

A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.

Primodos papers will be published

The government will set up an independent panel to look at evidence on a hormonal pregnancy test which some fear caused birth defects.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Commons mice 'out of control'

The House of Commons Commission rejects an offer of a rescue cat to deal with its "significant rodent problem".

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.

Fresh questions for abuse inquiry head

Fiona Woolf, head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse, faces more questions from MPs over her suitability for the post.

Rochester by-election candidates

A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November.

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.

IRA let down abuse victims - Adams

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.

Introduction

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Salmond considers Westminster return

Alex Salmond says he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election.

Introduction

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

Child fire death 999 delay probe

The family of a three-year-old girl who died after a house fire are demanding to know why an ambulance was not available to help her.

Introduction

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Push for city powers poses questions

England's big cities look likely to get more powers - but how much influence will their voters get?


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