A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.
The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.
Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.
The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal, Theresa May says.
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
A violent extremist video was shown in a Birmingham school, a committee of MPs investigating the the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot is told.
George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.
Money made available to the poorest students in Northern Ireland's further education colleges is cut by over a third - falling by £1.3m over the past five years, the BBC has learned.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged both sides in the referendum debate to show respect.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Human trafficking in Cardiff is increasing year-on-year, with women being exploited for sex and children forced to work, says a new report.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
As he stood outside McDonalds in the centre of Clacton, the UKIP leader Nigel Farage was clear about the importance of the forthcoming by-election.
NHS campaigners are marching the 280 miles from Jarrow to London
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The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.
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The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.
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Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children, the Home Secretary says.
Matthew Parris says Conservative Europhobes have not gone away and have never forgiven their party for Maastricht.