Benefit claims wait 'unacceptable'

A charity calls for the rollout of a new benefit payment to be halted until the payment backlog is cleared.

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 2:27 am

Scottish Labour leader stands down

Johann Lamont stands down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, accusing the party's UK leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office".

Posted by on 25 October 2014 | 1:54 am

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 2:57 pm

Military rents to rise, says minister

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces that "major reforms" to funding for military accommodation will increase rents.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 1:02 pm

Rochester by-election candidates

A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:39 pm

PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 12:39 pm

Plaid 'could hold balance of power'

Plaid Cymru MPs could help decide who takes power after next year's general election, party leader Leanne Wood tells its conference.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 11:03 am

Concerns over health board finances

Scotland's financial watchdog flags up concerns about the accounts of three Scottish health boards.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 10:55 am

VIDEO: Meet the neighbours: Life in Germany

Germany has the biggest EU population and Politics Europe asks about how Germans feel about being the big players.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:51 am

Scotland to reduce drink-drive limit

The Scottish government announces plans to reduce the country's drink-drive limit in time for Christmas, making the limit lower than in England.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:47 am

VIDEO: European week in 60 seconds

A review of the political week in the European Union, looking back at the headlines from Strasbourg and Brussels.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:22 am

VIDEO: Farage defends EU grouping

UKIP's leader defends a decision to take on a Polish MEP in its grouping in the European Union.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 8:21 am

VIDEO: Priorities for Juncker administration

The priorities and challenges for the Juncker administration in Brussels with reaction from MEPs.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:56 am

VIDEO: What happened to Plaid support?

Devolution issues in Wales and challenges for the Welsh nationalists as Plaid Cymru meets for its annual conference

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:50 am

VIDEO: Wood: Time for Wales to step up

The majority of people in Wales want to see their assembly take on more powers, says the leader of Plaid Cymru.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 7:37 am

GDP rises by 0.7% in third quarter

The economy expanded at a slower pace in in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 6:22 am

VIDEO: Salmond ponders return to Westminster

Alex Salmond says he has not ruled out a return to Westminster to serve as an MP once he steps down as first minister.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:19 am

UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 5:06 am

UK caught up in new EU budget row

UK budget row clouds Brussels summit

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 4:48 am

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.

Posted by on 24 October 2014 | 3:59 am

VIDEO: 'Do you think I lack imagination?'

Russell Brand speaks to Newsnight about his "alternative to corporate hegemony".

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 6:41 pm

UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight

Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 5:51 pm

Salmond considers Westminster return

Alex Salmond says he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 5:06 pm

Labour promises new immigration laws

Ed Miliband promises to bring in an immigration bill creating "clear, credible and concrete changes" within months if Labour wins next year's general election.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 2:25 pm

NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.

Posted by on 23 October 2014 | 12:03 pm