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New anti-terror powers to be unveiled

New measures to tackle terrorism are to be published by the home secretary, days after she said the UK faces a "greater" terror threat than ever before.

Watchdog warning over benefit delays

Ministers risk racking up a multi-billion pound bill if IT systems to run their flagship benefit reform are not introduced on time, a watchdog claims.

Clegg: 'No caps' on EU migration

David Cameron should not propose caps or quotas on EU migration to the UK, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.

Sturgeon to outline government plans

Plans for an alternative to council tax are expected to be at the core of First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's plans for the coming year.

PM warns net firms after Rigby murder

David Cameron says internet companies must act on terrorist material, after it emerges one of Lee Rigby's killers spoke on Facebook about wanting to murder a soldier.

Labour pledges 'digital data review'

A future Labour government will review how public data is accessed digitally to ensure it is "coherent and ethical".

'100 suggestions' to chair abuse probe

More than 100 names have been suggested to chair an inquiry into historic child abuse, the top civil servant at the Home Office tells MPs.

Sport events 'give no economic boost'

A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.

Dairy industry in 'desperate state'

The dairy industry is in a desperate state, a government committee hears.

Adams 'sorry for offensive remark'

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises for using what he acknowledges was an offensive term at a public meeting but denies claims that it was aimed at "all unionists".

Duncan Smith rebuffs Labour attack

Iain Duncan Smith says Universal Credit will bring £35bn in economic benefits to the UK as Labour complains about the "glacial pace" of its roll out.

Tax relief threat to private schools

A future Labour government would require private schools to "earn" business rate relief by helping out state schools - or lose it, the party will warn.

Pope complains of 'haggard' Europe

Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.

Candidates give income tax positions

Jim Murphy calls on his party to support the full devolution of income tax to Holyrood while his rivals are more cautious.

More time needed for Iran deal - UK

Talks over Iran's nuclear programme have seen the sides "inching towards each other" but "significant differences remain", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs.

MP faces challenge to defend seat

MP Ann Clwyd faces a challenge from three other women to defend Cynon Valley for Labour at the 2015 General election.

Tory MP Stephen Dorrell to stand down

The veteran Conservative MP, Stephen Dorrell, is leaving the Commons after 35 years to become a consultant for accountancy firm KPMG.

DUP remarks 'appalling': McGuinness

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has said it was "absolutely appalling " to hear Gregory Campbell's remarks about Irish language at the DUP conference.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Police face more civilian job cuts

Scotland's top police officer says force support staff face further job cuts next year as it tries to meet its savings target.


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

Bill may focus on women victims

A bill to combat domestic violence in Wales may have its name changed to stress the plight of women as victims.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Farage blasts MP Turner over recall

UKIP's Nigel Farage is calling on Isle of Wight MP Andrew Turner to face the electorate over expenses allegations.

Bookies expect more MPs for UKIP

UKIP's latest by-election victory has prompted a flurry of bets on the party securing more MPs at Westminster.

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Liaison Committee

MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.

Links to UK political websites

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

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