Hinkley Point nuclear plant delay 'bonkers' says union

The government's surprise announcement to delay a final decision on Hinkley Point has been described as "bonkers" by the GMB union and "chaos" by Labour.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 9:11 am

After Farage

Who are the main contenders to succeed Nigel Farage as leader of UKIP when he stands down.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 8:35 am

Brexit Watch

The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June. Here's your daily summer briefing of all the latest Brexit-related news.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 6:31 am

Gladstone the cat lands Treasury job

A third cat joins the Whitehall mouse patrol with the arrival of Gladstone at the Treasury.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 6:08 am

Nuclear future

Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 5:37 am

Socialism must work in practice, says Lord Kinnock

Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock tells the BBC that "ideological flights of fancy" will not help the Labour Party.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 4:09 am

Southern Health NHS Trust 'paid millions' to Katrina Percy's associates

Southern Health NHS Trust paid millions of pounds to companies owned by previous associates of its embattled chief executive, the BBC learns.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 4:03 am

Lord Kinnock on challenging Margaret Thatcher

Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock offers an insight into the challenge he had as leader of the opposition when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 2:49 am

Alcohol sales in airports to be reviewed

The way alcohol is sold in airports is to be examined after a number of incidents involving drunk passengers, new aviation minister Lord Ahmad says.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 1:56 am

UKIP's Nathan Gill faces unfair sacking complaint

The former constituency manager for UKIP Wales leader and MEP Nathan Gill claims he was unfairly sacked on disability grounds.

Posted by on 29 July 2016 | 12:18 am

Manufacturers in Brexit confidence dip

Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 6:04 pm

Labour leadership: Corbyn ballot challenge rejected

A judge rejects a court challenge to Labour's decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 3:46 pm

Theresa May 'wants and expects' to protect rights of Poles in UK

The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 2:25 pm

Theresa May on Slovakian workers' rights in UK

Theresa May says she wants to protect the rights of EU workers living in the UK - provided there is a reciprocal deal for Britons living in European countries.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:17 am

IMF 'overly optimistic' about success of EU bailouts

The International Monetary Fund was "overly optimistic" about economic growth forecasts for countries that received major bailouts, say independent assessors.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 10:02 am

Boris Johnson hails 'friends and allies' French following talks

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault for talks - as PM Theresa May heads to Slovakia and Poland.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 9:09 am

Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme

Supreme Court judges rule the Scottish government's Named Person scheme, which aims to safeguard children, breaches rights to privacy and a family life.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 8:52 am

Boris Johnson: UK wants to stay as close as possible to France

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK wanted to remain "as close as possible to our allies, most particularly France" in a joint press conference in Paris with his counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 8:14 am

Reality Check

Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 8:10 am

Councils must resume house building role, says LGA

Councils should be given the chance to resume their "historic role" as house builders to ease an affordable housing crisis, their lobby group says.

Posted by on 28 July 2016 | 5:27 am

Saving Labour

Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 9:01 pm

'Hidden payments' to Northampton South MP's fund probed by police

Hidden payments of £30,000 to a Tory MP's 2015 general election campaign are being investigated by the police.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 7:33 pm

Owen Smith proposes wealth tax to boost NHS spending

Leadership challenger Owen Smith sets out a series of policies to tackle inequality but issues an apology after saying Labour should be "smashing" Theresa May.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 1:08 pm

Left-wing appeal?

The Labour leadership hopeful unveiled a suite of left wing policies aimed directly at those wooed by Jeremy Corbyn a year ago, but who Owen Smith now hopes to convert to his cause.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:33 am

Policy pledges

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have both set out their stalls to become the next Labour leader - here's where they stand on the key issues.

Posted by on 27 July 2016 | 11:01 am