The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.
Taxpayers are getting poorer value for money from government projects because of "confusion" over decisions, MPs warn.
Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".
A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.
The head of an inquiry into historical sex abuse insists she is not a member of the establishment - and says she wants to "lay to rest" speculation over links with ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.
MPs back plans to allowed themselves to be sacked using a "power of recall" if they are found guilty of serious wrongdoing.
Immigration campaigner Sir Andrew Green is among several public figures to be nominated for a peerage by David Cameron.
The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.
Some 5.5 million voters in England and Wales have yet to be transferred onto a new version of the electoral register.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is fined £200 by the Electoral Commission, while the Conservative Party forfeits a £28,000 donation.
Former cabinet minister Ken Clarke says some of his Eurosceptic Conservative colleagues should be in UKIP.
Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
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.
First Minister Peter Robinson says he is disappointed a UK-wide inquiry into child sex abuse will not include allegations about Kincora boys home.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland are being considered by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.