VIDEO: 'Labour needs to be courageous'

In the latest BBC News profile of the Labour leadership candidates, Vicky Young went to meet Andy Burnham.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 1:34 pm

VIDEO: 'Lords should be mainly elected'

The BBC's Gavin Esler spoke to one MP elevated to the House of Lords, Sir Menzies Campbell, and asked whether the entire system needs reform.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 12:33 pm

UK net migration hits record high

Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, as the government calls the figures "deeply disappointing".

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 12:26 pm

Sturgeon sets out 'bold' BBC vision

Nicola Sturgeon calls for the BBC to greatly enhance its presence in Scotland, with a new Scottish TV station and a second English-language radio station.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 12:00 pm

'No NI business as usual' in IRA row

Normal business cannot continue at Stormont until an ongoing political row over the existence of the Provisional IRA is resolved, Northern Ireland's largest party says.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 11:20 am

Benefit claimant death data released

Some 2,380 people have died after being found fit for work and losing benefits, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 11:10 am

Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers

David Cameron faces accusations of 'cronyism' after awarding peerages and honours to former aides, as the number of Lords passes 800.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 10:31 am

Plaid deal rejection is 'hypocrisy'

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies accuses Plaid Cymru of hypocrisy for ruling out a deal with his party in Cardiff Bay.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 10:01 am

Former Scottish MPs to be made peers

Three former Scottish MPs, Menzies Campbell, Malcolm Bruce and Alistair Darling, will join businesswoman Michelle Mone as new life peers.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 9:53 am

VIDEO: Farage blames EU for migrant increase

UKIP leader Nigel Farage blames Bulgaria and Romania for an increase in net migration to the UK.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 8:00 am

Chilcot facing legal action over delay

Bereaved families say they will take further legal steps over delays to the Iraq inquiry report.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 4:16 am

VIDEO: Immigration pledges from the past

The Victoria Derbyshire programme takes a brief look at how politicians have dealt with the issue of migration over the last ten years.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 3:37 am

UK migrant targets 'punish business'

Prime Minister David Cameron is "punishing businesses" by trying to fulfil promises to cut immigration, the Institute of Directors says.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 1:56 am

Top Tata man says EU good for business

Tata's head of strategy says it would be better for our business if the UK stayed in the European Union.

Posted by on 27 August 2015 | 12:05 am

Burnham on splits, welfare and Corbyn

The Labour hopeful on splits, Corbyn and that welfare row

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 7:25 pm

Can Iran and the UK really bury the hatchet?

Can Iran and the UK really bury the hatchet?

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 7:00 pm

Union leader has Labour vote rejected

Mark Serwotka, the leader of one of the UK's biggest trade unions, has his vote in the Labour leadership election rejected.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 2:50 pm

VIDEO: What drives Labour's Jeremy Corbyn?

In the latest BBC profile of the candidates, Vicky Young has been to find out more about Labour leader hopeful, Jeremy Corbyn.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 2:46 pm

Chilcot explains delay to Iraq families

Sir John Chilcot attempts to explain the delay in his report to the families of British soldiers killed in Iraq, as they consider legal action.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 1:06 pm

Ulster Unionists leaving NI Executive

The Ulster Unionist Party intends to leave the Northern Ireland Executive in a row over the existence of the Provisional IRA

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 11:05 am

The era of 'ladies only' train compartments

How UK had women-only train compartments but ditched them

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 8:29 am

Corbyn sparks women-only carriage row

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn attracts criticism after suggesting female-only train carriages to tackle violence against women.

Posted by on 26 August 2015 | 6:27 am

VIDEO: Ex-MP Proctor denies child abuse claims

A former MP has said he is "completely innocent" of claims of child abuse and murder, a day after being questioned by police for a second time.

Posted by on 25 August 2015 | 1:02 pm

Can authentic politicians deliver?

Can straight-talking politicians deliver, asks Owen Bennett-Jones

Posted by on 24 August 2015 | 7:52 pm

Is Cameron facing Lords log-jam?

Is Cameron facing a Lords log-jam?

Posted by on 20 August 2015 | 9:39 pm