NI leader has suspected heart attack

Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 5:44 am

Carmichael rejects calls to resign

Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael rejects calls for him to resign over a leaked memo and says he wants to "get on with" being an MP.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 4:47 am

No referendum vote for EU citizens

EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, the government says.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 4:45 am

Rennie backs Carmichael over memo

Willie Rennie offers his backing to former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael, who is facing calls to resign over a leaked memo.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 11:25 am

Labour party in its 'deepest crisis'

Former Labour minister Kim Howells says the party is in the "deepest crisis" he can remember and it needs fresh thinking if it is to come back from election defeat.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 11:14 am

Queen's Speech: What can we expect?

What we know will be in Queen's Speech

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 8:36 am

What is the Queen's Speech?

A guide to the annual event

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 8:28 am

Hilton 'might run for London mayor'

David Cameron's former strategy adviser Steve Hilton says he could run for office in the future - possibly to be London mayor.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 7:57 am

McLeish enters Labour 'bullying' row

Scottish Labour MSP Ken Macintosh needs to "spell out" his accusations against the "party machine", a former first minister tells the BBC.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 7:49 am

Tax credits change 'key to EU talks'

Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 7:43 am

Labour to back EU referendum bill

Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:45 am

'No return' to easier dismissal plan

Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he hopes to save firms more than £10bn by cutting red tape - but rejects a fresh move to make it easier to sack employees.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:30 am

Rushanara Ali goes for deputy leader

Labour MP Rushanara Ali tells the BBC she is entering the deputy leadership race, and will "start by going after UKIP voters who left Labour".

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 5:32 am

VIDEO: Sajid Javid: 'Cut business red tape'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he will not be going back to the Beecroft proposals for no fault dismissals but hopes to cut over £10bn more red tape costs.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 4:22 am

PM announces freeze in ministers' pay

Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 2:52 am

Prescott backs Burnham for leader

Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott says he is backing Andy Burnham to be the next leader of the Labour Party.

Posted by on 23 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life

The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 8:02 pm

Charles visits NI peace centre

Prince Charles visits Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre on the final day of his visit to the island of Ireland.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 10:04 am

VIDEO: PM sets out immigration plans

The PM unveils plans to tackle illegal immigration as figures show net migration to the UK is at its highest for a decade.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 5:56 am

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe for now

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe, for now

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:50 pm

VIDEO: Osborne warning to 'sleepwalking' EU

The Chancellor George Osborne tells business leaders Europe has to carry out reforms to avoid "sleepwalking" into a future where it has priced itself out of the global economy.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 5:58 pm

VIDEO: The story behind Labour's loss

In the first of a series looking behind the election result, the BBC's Special correspondent Lucy Manning examines Labour's loss.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 5:22 pm

VIDEO: New MP's 'humbling' first day at work

The BBC's correspondent Danny Savage caught up with new MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan as she travelled from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Westminster.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 8:03 am

Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 7:57 pm

Will the Lords cause the PM trouble?

Will the Lords cause the PM trouble?

Posted by on 19 May 2015 | 7:53 pm