New student loan model discussed

Ministers have been working on a policy that could bring major changes to England's student loan system, BBC Newsnight learns.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:55 am

Diesels 'face £10 pollution charge'

Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars an extra £10 to drive into central London are being considered, it is reported.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:47 am

PM to meet families of MH17 victims

Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:28 am

'Revenge porn' law 'not needed'

Calls to create a new criminal offence of posting "revenge porn" on the internet are rejected by a House of Lords committee.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 4:04 am

VIDEO: Immigration plan 'about message not money'

Norman Smith explains the politics of David Cameron's announcement of benefit rules changes for some EU migrants.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 3:59 am

Cross-border heart ops to continue

Some heart patients in Wales will continue to be sent to England for surgery to cut waiting lists.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 3:51 am

Migrant benefits to be tightened

The UK is to cut from six to three months the amount of time out-of-work EU migrants can claim benefits without realistic job prospects.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 2:40 am

MPs bicker over climate report

Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.

Posted by on 29 July 2014 | 1:53 am

New disability minister's challenge

A look at the responsibilities Mark Harper has inherited

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 8:56 pm

Lawyers in tribunal fees review call

The Law Society of Scotland urges the Scottish and UK governments to undertake an urgent review of employment tribunal fees.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 8:27 pm

Civil Service seeks chief executive

A new Civil Service chief executive is being recruited but Whitehall experts say the job is more "modest" than might be expected.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:35 pm

'Cut council tax for volunteers'

Community volunteers in England and Wales should get a 10% discount on their council tax bills, local authorities say.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:27 pm

Pause NHS privatisation - Labour

NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale", and should be halted until the general election, says Labour's shadow health secretary.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 7:13 pm

PM urges 'prompt' Russia sanctions

David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 3:57 pm

Tory MP David Ruffley to stand down

Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to quit Parliament at the next election.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 3:13 pm

Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 1:15 pm

UK 'battle group' to go to Poland

The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercises as part of a Nato initiative amid tensions in Ukraine, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 12:18 pm

VIDEO: 'More action on domestic violence'

New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary has said.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 10:17 am

SNP considers Scottish minimum wage

An independent Scotland would consider introducing a minimum wage that would rise in line with the cost of living, the SNP says.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 6:58 am

Villiers condemns arson attack

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers condemns arsonists who attacked a Sinn Féin constituency office.

Posted by on 28 July 2014 | 6:24 am

'Community banks' to avert debt trap

The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 6:05 pm

VIDEO: DPP on helping witnesses give evidence

The new Director of Public Prosecutions on helping witnesses give evidence in court without the need for new laws.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 5:37 am

VIDEO: 'Elements of press who don't like me'

Ed Miliband says he does not care about reaction to him eating a bacon sandwich or Wallace and Gromit comparisons.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 4:12 am

VIDEO: Gaza incursion 'no favours to Israel'

Ed Miliband has said the Israeli incursion into Gaza is "doing no favours to Israel" and Hamas rocket attacks were "totally unjustified and appalling".

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 3:50 am

VIDEO: Andrew Marr show paper review

Dominic Grieve, Olly Grender and Max Hastings review the Sunday newspapers on the Andrew Marr Show.

Posted by on 27 July 2014 | 3:39 am