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UK unemployment rate at 6.9%

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures show.

Police probe Ed Balls car prang

Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.

MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.

UK warns Russia on long-term future

There will be serious long-term consequences if Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.

Average wages overtake inflation

After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

EU to back alien species blacklist

The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks

Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

Independence 'risks defence jobs'

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.

UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March

UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.

MP denies pressuring Evans accusers

Tory MP Sarah Wollaston denies pressuring two men who made sexual assault allegations against former deputy speaker Nigel Evans into going to the police.

Farage anger at allowances complaint

UKIP leader Nigel Farage rejects claims he might have abused EU expenses, describing a newspaper report as "utterly outrageous'.

UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".

EU safer lorries plan may cut deaths

MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

GCHQ names Hannigan as new chief

GCHQ - the UK's electronic intelligence gathering agency - appoints Robert Hannigan as its new director to replace the outgoing Sir Iain Lobban.

Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'

Any new process which examines NI's past must have a more "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, says the secretary of state.

Introduction

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Carmichael promises more isles power

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael promises to deliver greater powers for the Northern and Western Isles.

Introduction

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

Abuse of steroid drug service denied

Claims that steroid dealers are using government-funded drug testing as guidance for which drugs to take are denied.

Introduction

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

UK 'too negative' towards wind farms

Britain should learn to love 'beautiful' turbines, claims chief executive of European Wind Energy Association

Devolving power to England's cities?

Devolution to England's big cities is back on the political agenda, but for how long?

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons

The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

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

As David Cameron reshuffles his cabinet, here's a full list of who is doing what job.

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet

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

European Parliaments online

Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

AUDIO: Farage: Expenses complaint 'outrageous'

Nigel Farage reacts to a complaint about how he has used his "general expenditure allowance" from the EU.


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