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Islamic State holding British captive

A British hostage is among those being held by Islamic State militants, Number 10 confirms.

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

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.

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

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 begin arriving for Nato

Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.

Abuse case council faces inspection

The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal, Theresa May says.

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

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.

Clegg defends UK terror response

The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.

FM: Independence 'closer than ever'

Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.

Clacton by-election set for October

The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

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.

'Extremist video' in Trojan school

A violent extremist video was shown in a Birmingham school, a committee of MPs investigating the the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot is told.

December date for Autumn Statement

George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.

Student hardship fund 'cut by £1.3m'

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.

Moderator calls for 'Yes-No' respect

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 rises in Cardiff

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.

High noon for UKIP in Clacton

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.

Jarrow Crusade revived for NHS

NHS campaigners are marching the 280 miles from Jarrow to London

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons

The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.

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

Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

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

VIDEO: 'A complete dereliction of duty'

Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children, the Home Secretary says.

VIDEO: Tory Europhobes 'bitter, angry, zealous'

Matthew Parris says Conservative Europhobes have not gone away and have never forgiven their party for Maastricht. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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