Theresa May launches race audit of public services

Theresa May orders a review to expose any inequalities in the way ethnic minorities and white working class people are treated by public services such as the NHS, schools and the criminal justice system.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 11:38 am

Labour leadership: Smith pledges to scrap tuition fees

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith sets out his plans to scrap university tuition fees in an effort to win over the youth vote from current leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 8:40 am

UK could remain in 'looser' EU - Lord O'Donnell

A former head of the civil service says the UK could remain in a "more loosely aligned" EU - but he says the EU is unlikely to make such radical changes.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 4:44 am

I wouldn't 'rush' to invoke Article 50 - Lord O'Donnell

Former head of the civil service says leaving the EU will take a long time.

Posted on: 27 August 2016 | 3:06 am

Labour signs deal with conference security firm

The Labour Party signs up a company to provide security at its conference meaning the event will go ahead as planned.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 8:10 pm

UN blames UK politicians for Brexit hate crime spike

"Anti-immigrant" rhetoric by UK politicians during the EU referendum helped to fuel a spike in race hate crimes before and after the vote, a UN body says.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 11:23 am

Jeremy Corbyn 'concerned' over voter exclusion claims

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is "very concerned" that some people may have been "unfairly" barred from voting in the party's leadership election.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 11:01 am

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn urges probe into excluded voters

Jeremy Corbyn fears some people have been "unfairly" barred from voting in Labour's leadership election and has asked party officials to investigate.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 10:24 am

Brexit Watch

The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June. Here's your daily summer briefing of all the latest Brexit-related news.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 6:47 am

Brexit to-do list

Battling ministers, the search for staff and working out what kind of deal to go for - how the Whitehall machine is gearing up for Brexit.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 5:54 am

UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter

Strong growth in spending by consumers helped to drive the UK economy ahead of the Brexit vote, official figures show.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 5:34 am

NI minister 'should have stepped aside'

Arlene Foster says the finance minister should have stepped aside while the Nama witness coaching scandal was investigated.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 4:14 am

Duncan Smith 'certain' of Brexit trigger in new year

Brexit campaigner Iain Duncan Smith on triggering Article 50.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 4:05 am

Jeremy Corbyn pledges extra arts cash for schools

All primary schools in England would get extra resources to fund arts programmes under plans unveiled by Jeremy Corbyn at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 4:04 am

Greens' Caroline Lucas proposes Labour election pact

Green MP and leadership contender Caroline Lucas raises the prospect of an electoral pact with other parties as counting gets under way in the contest.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 2:53 am

NHS cuts 'planned across England'

Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services across England, including ward closures, according to draft documents seen by the BBC.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 2:49 am

Hinkley Point C nuclear plant not essential - think tank

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant is "not essential" for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, says a think tank.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 2:25 am

Labour AM warns of threat to devolution in Brexit vote wake

Disillusionment with politicians shown by the vote to leave the European Union could pose a threat to the assembly, a Labour AM warns.

Posted on: 26 August 2016 | 12:15 am

Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn

Parents in England who claim extra free childcare will be asked to pay charges to help make up for a funding shortfall, nurseries taking part in a pilot scheme warn.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 11:49 pm

Councils 'should monitor academy cash'

Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 7:01 pm

Labour leadership: Smith claims Corbyn 'happy' about Brexit vote

Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith claims during a hustings in Glasgow that Jeremy Corbyn was "happy" about the UK voting to leave the EU.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 4:08 pm

Prisons face influx of older inmates, official projections suggest

Britain's prisons face an increase in elderly inmates - partly due to more convictions for historical sexual offences, a government report says.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 3:27 pm

Seaside view

What's the first word that comes into your mind when you think of UKIP? It's probably not seaweed.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 12:22 pm

G4S 'rejects Labour conference security offer'

Security company G4S says it has rejected a last-minute approach by Labour to cover its annual conference.

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 11:42 am

Nigel Farage to be played by comic Kevin Bishop in one-off comedy

Comedian Kevin Bishop is to play Nigel Farage in a one-off comedy and describes the outgoing UKIP leader as a "gift to parody".

Posted on: 25 August 2016 | 10:26 am