Lewis defends education criticism

Labour hits back at criticism of its record on education in Wales, saying Conservative plans for schools in England were "poxy" and "lame".

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 10:28 am

Maude to stand down at election

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude announces he is to stand down at the next election, 32 years after entering parliament.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 10:08 am

Labour makes Cameron billboard vow

The Labour Party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election, saying it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 9:48 am

Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 9:17 am

Morgan: I'm in charge, not Gove

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan rejects claims her predecessor Michael Gove is "backseat driving" her department as "complete nonsense".

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 8:02 am

First minister backs voter event

The first minister marks national voter registration week by urging people in Scotland to register to vote in May's General Election.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 7:57 am

Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation

A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.

Posted by on 1 February 2015 | 1:56 am

Patients 'back three-person babies"

Research leader defends three-person babies

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:41 pm

Tasers 'needed for all police'

All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 10:08 am

Army to set up 'social media unit'

The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 8:44 am

Security fears over diplomat sex case

Officials' primary concern was with "national security" during a paedophile scandal involving a senior British diplomat in the 1980s, according to a former top civil servant.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 5:56 am

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 4:10 pm

Migrant voters 'key' in election

Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 10:50 am

Labour and the Green Party threat

The Green Party is looking to peel off voters from Labour - but what should Ed Miliband's response be?

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 10:20 am

Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris

Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 9:29 am

Whatever you say, say nothin'!

What a new Northern Ireland minister was told to avoid saying

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 7:47 am

VIDEO: Rantzen: 'Lipman comments insulting'

Esther Rantzen says Maureen Lipman's comments over a rise in anti-Semitism are "incredibly insulting to Britain".

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:10 am

Behind the scenes at Westminster

A new documentary goes behind the scenes at the Commons

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 12:50 am

University applications at record high

University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 8:43 pm

UKIP's youth challenge

UKIP's battle to attract more young members

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 7:56 pm

Parliament: 10 facts you didn't know

10 facts you may not have known about Parliament

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 4:02 pm

BBC, ITN and Sky reject DUP debates

The BBC, Sky and ITN have confirmed that they will not be inviting the DUP to take part in the main televised debates ahead of the general election.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:07 pm

The information the government won't free

The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 12:02 pm

Ministers and marginals

Ministers and marginals: a day of visits mapped

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 10:30 am

VIDEO: Greece 'becoming Third World country'

Greece could be forced out of the euro currency by the end of the year, predicts UKIP's leader Nigel Farage.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 8:54 am