Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 6:40 pm

Stability 'returning to economy'

The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 6:26 pm

VIDEO: Juncker firm on EU migration rules

Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, has insisted that rules on freedom of movement in Europe cannot be changed.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:26 pm

Legal challenge over abuse inquiry

A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:16 pm

Juncker: Migration rules must stay

EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 3:04 pm

UK 'should review Commons security'

A former cabinet minister calls for a review of UK parliamentary security procedures after a series of shootings in Canada.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 3:02 pm

Reasons to be cheerful from IDS?

Is Iain Duncan Smith giving the cabinet reasons to be cheerful?

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 2:20 pm

Man thrown out of Commons at PMQs

A man is thrown out of the public gallery in the House of Commons after a disturbance during Prime Minister's Questions.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 1:50 pm

Smith: First talks 'constructive'

The Smith Commission on more powers for the Scottish Parliament has held a "constructive" first meeting, its chairman says.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:58 am

New hereditary peer elected to Lords

The great-grandson of former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith is elected as a new hereditary member of the House of Lords.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:49 am

PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:35 am

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song

Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints that it was racist.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:12 am

Tories split over Juncker's Commission

Tories in Brussels split over Juncker's Commission

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 11:03 am

Universal credit 'in place by 2018'

Most benefit claimants will have transferred onto the government's universal credit scheme by the end of 2018, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith predicts.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:22 am

VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'

Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 10:15 am

VIDEO: UK immigration 'far too much'

Pressure group Migration Watch UK says the level of immigration to the UK is 'far too much for what we can manage".

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:21 am

VIDEO: Woolf 'clearly not suitable for the role'

Fiona Woolf is "clearly not suitable" to chair an inquiry into historical child abuse, says Labour MP Simon Danczuk.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 9:12 am

Worcestershire's devolution debate

Worcestershire backs devolution plan for city regions as the debate over decentralisation of powers heats up.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 8:41 am

Miliband 'terrified' of NHS failure

David Cameron says Ed Miliband is "totally terrified" of Labour's Welsh NHS "failure" while the Labour leader accuses him of "smearing the NHS in Wales".

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:56 am

US appoints Gary Hart as NI envoy

US Secretary of State John Kerry sends former senator Gary Hart to act as his envoy at the multi-party political talks at Stormont.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:30 am

VIDEO: PM challenged on girl's hospital letter

A letter written by a 10-year-old girl to David Cameron about the West Cumberland Hospital is raised at PMQs.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:25 am

VIDEO: Will PM stand by pre-referendum pledges?

David Cameron is asked about standing by pre-referendum pledges on more powers for the Scottish government.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:19 am

VIDEO: Clashes on English and Welsh NHS

David Cameron and Ed Miliband accuse each other of not answering questions as they clash over NHS services.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 7:04 am

VIDEO: Farage: 'Lord Hill should be Lord who'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage condemns appointment of UK's Lord Hill to EU Commission and says the body is 'anti-democratic'.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 6:00 am

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team

The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

Posted by on 22 October 2014 | 5:48 am