Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:43 pm

Charity defends airport green tax

The conservation charity WWF Scotland cautions against moves to scrap Air Passenger Duty for departures from Scotland.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:42 pm

VIDEO: One in five 'disillusioned' with politics

A poll for the BBC has found only one in five of those asked think the Westminster Parliament acts in their best interests, and as few as one in eight think the European Parliament does.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 5:37 pm

Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'

Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:58 pm

Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry

Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:58 pm

Labour win police commissioner poll

Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 4:02 pm

Britain First leaflet dubbed illegal

Royal Mail says it will not deliver a leaflet for Britain First in the Rochester and Strood by-election because it believes it to be illegal.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 3:53 pm

Sturgeon renews TV debates attack

Recent opinion polls prove it is wrong to exclude the SNP from nationally-televised general election debates, the party's leader in waiting says.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 2:03 pm

Bid to halt chief's pay-off fails

A pay-off for Pembrokeshire council chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones is set to go ahead after an opposition bid to block it through the courts fails.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 12:32 pm

Double contest for Scottish Labour

The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 10:54 am

VIDEO: Ex-minister paints Afghanistan images

Kim Howells has painted scenes from Afghanistan based on sketches he drew while on official visits there.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:24 am

VIDEO: Immigration week in 60 seconds

The political week of immigration headlines is reviewed in one minute by Adam Fleming.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:22 am

Government to 'retire' some WW1 debt

The UK Government says that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds issued in 1917.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 9:00 am

VIDEO: Policies face 'family-friendly 'checks

All new government policies in England now have to undergo a test to check whether they help families.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:59 am

Miliband in English buses pledge

Ed Miliband promises that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:56 am

'Family test' for policies outlined

All policies will be measured against the impact they have on the formation and support of stable families, ministers say.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 8:41 am

DUP to 'bring welfare issue to head'

The DUP says it intends to bring the controversial welfare reform issue 'to a head" before Christmas if it is not resolved in the current talks process.

Posted by on 31 October 2014 | 7:29 am

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:32 pm

New strike by NHS staff announced

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.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:20 am

VIDEO: Tory: Home secretary view 'particularly silly'

Jacob Rees-Mogg says Theresa May's claim the UK may be a honey pot to criminals is a particularly silly thing to say.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 9:34 am

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales

Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 9:24 am

VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it

How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:41 am

Who's in and who's out of the race?

Runners and riders who might replace Johann Lamont

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:59 am

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee

The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:03 am