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Commission 'to back Heathrow runway'

The Airports Commission will back building a new runway at Heathrow but still leave the door open for an alternative at its rival Gatwick, sources tell the BBC.

Burnham: Pay 18-20 year olds full wage

Andy Burnham calls for 18-20 year olds to be paid the same hourly minimum wage as older workers as he and other Labour candidates address a hustings of union members.

Schools' new rules on extremism

Schools are given legal obligations to support counter-extremism, but teachers raise concerns over 'spying'.

'Coasting schools' face tough targets

Hundreds of schools are being told to raise their exam results, under plans announced by the education secretary.

Homophobia 'may be sign of extremism'

The education secretary suggests extreme homophobia could be one sign as new advice goes out to schools on how to identify potential extremists.

Peers told to take care with ferrets

The thorny question of ferrets disappearing up trouser legs has been considering in Parliament as peers discussed taking animals on trains.

MPs not taking rise 'embarrassing'

Conservative backbench MP Adam Afriyie says MPs who have said they will donate their £7,000 pay rise to charity are "quite embarrassing".

UK's economic growth revised up

The UK economy grew by 0.4% in first quarter of 2015, revised up from a previous estimate of 0.3%, official figures show.

Don't harm EU talks, business warned

The business secretary urges business groups not to undermine David Cameron's negotiations by backing continued EU membership "no matter what".

'No cover-up' in Janner investigation

The senior police officer most likely to have taken the decision not to arrest Lord Janner on charges of child abuse in 1991 says there was "no cover-up".

Calls to strengthen Scotland Bill

There are calls for additional welfare powers for Holyrood to be included in the Scotland Bill being debated in the Commons.

DUP block bid to censure Wilson

The DUP block a censure motion against Sammy Wilson in the Northern Ireland Assembly.


A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Children's ward to partially close

A children's ward at a West Lothian hospital is to close to in-patients over the summer because of staff shortages.


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

£600m metro to stop transport chaos

Up to £600m will be spent on a new metro system for south east Wales within the next five years to stop transport chaos, it is announced.


A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Budget: The East Midlands reacts

Who are the Budget winners and losers in the East Midlands?

Pre-election Budget with added catapult

A pre-election Budget, but will the catapult energise the Midlands?

Political editors across England

Political analysis from around England

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: 'Tunisia death toll likely to rise'

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that 18 British nationals have died in the Tunisia beach resort massacre and the "death toll is likely to rise still further".

VIDEO: Theresa May: United with Tunisia

Home Secretary Theresa May, who has visited the scene of the Tunisia attack, has said Tunisia and the UK were taking a united stand against terror.

VIDEO: Sex toy flag confused for ISIS support

Pride's Michael Salter on CNN claims of an ISIS-supporting flag which was actually made up of sex toy symbols.

AUDIO: Cameron: 'Let Greeks decide on bailout deal'

Prime Minister David Cameron tells BBC Radio 4's Today programme ''it is for the Greek people to decide'' on whether they accept the country's bailout terms with the eurozone.

VIDEO: Fears as Independent Living fund closes

Thousands of disabled people in England face an uncertain future as the Independent Living Fund closes, with responsibility for funding moved to local authorities.

VIDEO: Theresa May on Tunisia attacks aftermath

Home Secretary Theresa May tells the BBC's Andrew Marr programme that Foreign Office staff faced problems in getting accurate information to families in the UK trying to trace relatives in Tunisia. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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