MP Jim Murphy tells the BBC he not only wants to be Scottish Labour leader but has set his sights on becoming first minister of Scotland.
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".
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.
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".
A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November.
The UK was "keen" in the past on EU funding rules which mean it now has to pay an extra £1.7bn in contributions, the country's new European Commissioner says.
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.
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.
Nick Clegg has delivered his final conference speech before the general election. What do the Lib Dems do next?
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
David Cameron's speech was a confident attempt to seize large chunks of Labour's traditional territory, Ben Wright says.
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.
Ed Miliband said the next eight months is a job interview. So how did he do with his party conference presentation?
The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.
Mark Reckless becomes the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservative party conference.
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.
In the crowded political arena, are the Green Party's ideas for radically changing the economy enough to win votes, Chris Mason asks.
Northern Ireland's first minister say he wants "encouragement but not direct involvement from the United States" after meeting the American envoy to inter-party political talks in Belfast.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 is formally agreed.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
What will it mean for Stoke-on-Trent if HS2 bypasses the city in favour of Crewe?