UK to extend air strikes against IS

The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 6:01 pm

Obama unveils clean energy plan

US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 2:34 pm

UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 1:53 pm

Sammy Wilson to step down as MLA

Former finance minister Sammy Wilson is leaving the assembly to concentrate on his job as an MP.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 1:28 pm

Government starts RBS share sell-off

The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 12:47 pm

£3m plan to tackle Rotherham abuse

Barnardo's receives £3m to fund a team of specialists to tackle child sex abuse in South Yorkshire.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 11:06 am

Funding fears for Welsh broadcasting

The UK government does not care about Welsh language broadcasting, First Minister Carwyn Jones says.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 10:32 am

John Bercow to address TUC Congress

John Bercow is to become the first House of Commons Speaker to address the annual Trades Union Congress.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 10:00 am

Police probe over Heath abuse claims

The police watchdog is to investigate whether officers failed to pursue allegations of child abuse made against former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 9:47 am

Leslie: I won't serve under Corbyn

Shadow Chancellor Chris Leslie says he would not serve under Jeremy Corbyn, suggesting his policies would not be economically credible.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 9:43 am

Grammar schools 'are top performers'

Eight out of the 10 top-performing state schools in England and Wales are selective grammar schools, research by a newspaper group finds.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 4:02 am

Dugdale wants new Lords in Glasgow

Scottish Labour's Kezia Dugdale calls for the abolition of the House of Lords and its replacement by an elected second chamber based in Glasgow.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 6:01 pm

Public workers 'must speak English'

People who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government says.

Posted by on 2 August 2015 | 7:42 am

Lords urged to act swiftly on scandals

The House of Lords should have the ability to immediately suspend members after a scandal breaks, a senior Labour peer says.

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 6:24 pm

VIDEO: 'PM woefully slow on Calais crisis'

David Cameron has been "woefully slow" in dealing with the Calais migrant crisis, according to Labour's acting leader, Harriet Harman.

Posted by on 1 August 2015 | 8:58 am

VIDEO: PM: Migrant crisis 'needs more work'

After chairing the government's emergency committee, Cobra, Prime Minister David Cameron admits that ''more work'' needs to be done to tackle the migrant crisis in Calais.

Posted by on 31 July 2015 | 6:08 am

What do Trump and Corbyn have in common?

What the rise of Corbyn and Trump tells us about politics

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 4:05 pm

Who is Liz Kendall? Labour leadership contender guide

A profile of Liz Kendall.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 11:58 am

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Swarm' of migrants crossing sea

Prime Minister David Cameron has come under criticism for his description of migrants trying to reach Britain as a "swarm".

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 5:41 am

VIDEO: Asylum charity: Migrant crisis 'disgraceful'

Zoe Gardner of Asylum Aid calls for more ''political courage and foresight'' to solve the ''absolutely disgraceful'' migrant crisis in Calais and the rest of Europe.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 3:21 am

VIDEO: UKIP on migrant 'security crisis'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said the situation in Calais was becoming a ''growing crisis'' in terms of the numbers of migrants, and security.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 2:19 am

VIDEO: PM: 'Totally focused' on Calais migrants

Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted the migrant crisis in Calais was "testing" for the government - but has insisted it was "totally focused" on the problem.

Posted by on 30 July 2015 | 1:44 am

London mayoral election: The contenders

The shortlisted candidates for London mayor

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 10:46 pm

Who is Yvette Cooper? Labour leadership contender guide

An at-a-glance profile of Yvette Cooper.

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 7:40 pm

Beware the muddled middle of politics

Are middle-ground backers missing a trick?

Posted by on 29 July 2015 | 7:28 pm