PM to discuss hostage death threat

David Cameron will chair a Cobra meeting after a threat by Islamic militants to kill a UK man in a video purporting to show the beheading of a second US journalist.

Posted by on 3 September 2014 | 1:36 am

UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 8:39 pm

Moderator calls for 'Yes-No' respect

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged both sides in the referendum debate to show respect.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 7:56 pm

Lib Dems pledge more free childcare

The Liberal Democrats pledge 15 hours of free childcare for all two-year-olds in England, as they begin to set out pre-election policies.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 6:33 pm

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:42 pm

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:26 pm

Clegg defends UK terror response

The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 11:42 am

FM: Independence 'closer than ever'

Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:37 am

Officials begin arriving for Nato

Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:28 am

Human trafficking rises in Cardiff

Human trafficking in Cardiff is increasing year-on-year, with women being exploited for sex and children forced to work, says a new report.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:00 am

Abuse case council faces inspection

The government is considering conducting an inspection of Rotherham Council in the wake of the child abuse scandal, Theresa May says.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:00 am

VIDEO: Tory Europhobes 'bitter, angry, zealous'

Matthew Parris says Conservative Europhobes have not gone away and have never forgiven their party for Maastricht.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 9:56 am

December date for Autumn Statement

George Osborne is to deliver the Autumn Statement, an annual update on the state of the economy, on 3 December.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 9:20 am

VIDEO: 'Our clear interest to act against them'

The "humanitarian crisis has not gone away" in the Middle East and is getting significantly worse, a Labour MP has said.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 9:07 am

VIDEO: Labour action on Rotherham claims

Labour suspends four members after the report into the Rotherham child abuse scandal found 1,400 children were abused.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 8:45 am

VIDEO: House of Commons

The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 8:01 am

VIDEO: 'A complete dereliction of duty'

Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children, the Home Secretary says.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 7:24 am

'Extremist video' in Trojan school

A violent extremist video was shown in a Birmingham school, a committee of MPs investigating the the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot is told.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 6:52 am

VIDEO: Is it easy for politicians being green?

David Cameron may have made himself a hostage to fortune when pledging to lead the greenest government ever in 2010.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 5:57 am

Clacton by-election set for October

The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 5:26 am

Student hardship fund 'cut by £1.3m'

Money made available to the poorest students in Northern Ireland's further education colleges is cut by over a third - falling by £1.3m over the past five years, the BBC has learned.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 4:29 am

Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 3:20 am

VIDEO: 'Free school meals boost performance'

Nick Clegg says free hot school lunches for pupils in England will have a "dramatic effect on educational performance".

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 2:08 am

Does the rest of UK care if Scotland goes?

Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 8:43 pm

VIDEO: PM 'wrong to abolish control orders'

The Labour leader has said he will offer broad support to government plans to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 11:56 am