Government to end nuclear waste veto

The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 9:26 am

Greens want tax on wealth over £3m

The Green Party unveils plans to impose a wealth tax on people with assets of more than £3m.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 9:21 am

Police investigate abuse 'cover-up'

Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:38 am

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:57 am

I sat in the seat of the F35 fighter

How a UK family firm has played its part in the £233bn F35 fighter plane contract.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:25 am

Marine protected areas to be set up

A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:53 am

Lorry speed limits being increased

The speed limit for lorries on single-lane main roads in England and Wales is to rise from 40mph to 50mph.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:38 am

Big rise in council redundancy costs

Cash-strapped Welsh councils have spent nearly twice as much on making staff redundant as they did last year, BBC Wales learns.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:21 am

VIDEO: UK 'disappointed' no Gaza ceasefire

The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:08 am

Former ministers receive honours

Three former ministers are to be given given knighthoods, while veteran Ken Clarke has been made a Companion of Honour.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 2:53 am

Killers seek to overturn voting ban

The UK Supreme Court is to be asked to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:08 am

Labour considers sport betting levy

A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:51 pm

Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

Eight places in Europe that also want independence

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 7:16 pm

'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

The government has a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs warn, while ministers say the issue is treated "extremely seriously".

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:38 pm

Warning over NHS trust finances

Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 6:04 pm

Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'

The Conservative Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 4:58 pm

PM won't pay back tennis donation

David Cameron rejects calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister, insisting she was not a "crony" of the Russian president.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 1:25 pm

VIDEO: PM faces Russia links questions

David Cameron says the government will look at all outstanding arms export licences to Russia, and has rejected calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:43 pm

The Tories' biggest Russian donors

The UK-based Russians donating thousands to the Conservatives

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 12:09 pm

PM to check arms export licences

David Cameron vows to examine outstanding licences for the sale of arms to Russia after claims by MPs that they could breach the terms of an embargo.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 11:27 am

VIDEO: Ward defends tweet ahead of apology

Speaking before his apology over comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mr Ward said that if he was in Palestine he "would have to do something".

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 9:53 am

Lib Dem MP apology over Gaza tweet

The Lib Dems say MP David Ward has given a "categorical apology" over his widely criticised comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 8:44 am

AUDIO: Trojan Horse report 'politically biased'

The BBC's Sima Kotecha talks to an ex-staff member of a Birmingham school, and Tahir Alam discusses the latest report into the so-called "Trojan Horse" plot.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:45 am

VIDEO: 'No arms sent to Russian forces'

The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has insisted that Britain is not supplying Russia with military equipment.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 5:29 am

Disability benefits flaws 'grave'

Parts of the disability benefits system require a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.

Posted by on 23 July 2014 | 2:29 am