Life of Margo MacDonald celebrated

Hundreds of people are gathering to celebrate the life of veteran politician Margo MacDonald, following her death earlier this month at the age of 70.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 6:05 pm

UKIP bans 'racist views' candidate

UKIP suspends a council candidate featured in its latest election broadcast for expressing "repellent" views on Twitter.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:20 pm

Labour takes on zero-hours contracts

Ed Miliband pledges action, but will it help workers?

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

Miliband in Scotland to make UK case

Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 4:00 pm

BBC suspends its CBI membership

The BBC announces it is to suspend its membership of the employers' organisation the CBI during the Scottish independence referendum campaign.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:30 pm

Education warnings 'six years ago'

A lack of a long-term vision for education in Wales, highlighted in a critical OECD report, were first raised more than six years ago, BBC Wales has learnt.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 1:38 pm

Ten candidates for NI Euro seats

Ten candidates will be vying for three European parliament seats in Northern Ireland, it has been confirmed.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:46 am

Can Clegg kick-start Lib Dem success?

Nick Clegg pushes EU message in bid to boost fortunes

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:42 am

Crime falls 15% in England and Wales

Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:30 am

Crisis loosens Franco-German bond

Germany leaves France behind - how will voters react?

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 11:08 am

Will minority status help Cornwall?

What minority status will mean for Cornwall

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 9:00 am

PM right on Christianity, says Welby

The Archbishop of Canterbury backs David Cameron for stating that the UK is a "Christian country", calling criticism of his remarks "baffling".

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:55 am

Clegg: Lib Dems must fight EU myths

Nick Clegg pits his party's "optimism and openness" against the "fears and falsehoods" of isolationists at the launch of the Lib Dem campaign for the European elections.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:16 am

'No plan B for Scots yes vote'

Why the lack of contingency planning for a Yes vote?

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:55 am

Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:43 am

Cornish granted UK minority status

Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:16 am

Tories would end wind farm subsidies

The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:42 am

VIDEO: How will the European electorate vote?

Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 2:29 am

Asylum housing badly managed - MPs

A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 6:59 pm

Boris: To run or not to run?

Chris Mason wonders what the London mayor is planning next

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:31 pm

Tories admit Brown tweet 'mistake'

The Tories admit "mistake" after tweeting a picture of Gordon Brown at a memorial service to make a joke.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:27 pm

VIDEO: Lib Dems 'won't back minority rule'

Senior Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander says the Lib Dems would be willing to renew their coalition with the Conservatives, but would not support a minority government.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:14 pm

UKIP angry over rival party's name

UKIP says it is "extremely unhappy" about the name of another Eurosceptic party contesting the European elections.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:45 am

UKIP row over 'confusing' rival name

UKIP are complaining of a rival who will have UK Independence Now printed on the European election ballot paper in May.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:37 am

VIDEO: Blair's warning on Mid-East politics

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western nations to address the role of religion in politics in the Middle East.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:14 am