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Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry

Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.

Labour win police commissioner poll

Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

Sturgeon renews TV debates attack

Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

Britain First leaflet dubbed illegal

Royal Mail says it will not deliver a leaflet for Britain First in the Rochester and Strood by-election because it believes it to be illegal.

'Family test' for policies outlined

All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

Miliband in English buses pledge

Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

The UK Government says that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917.

Double contest for Scottish Labour

The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

New strike by NHS staff announced

NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

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.

DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'

The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.

Introduction

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Charity defends airport green tax

The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.

Introduction

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

Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails

A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.

Introduction

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

HS2 could spell hard lines for Stoke

What will it mean for Stoke-on-Trent if HS2 bypasses the city in favour of Crewe?


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