Untested drugs bill a step closer

A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 11:08 pm

Barroso appeals to pro-EU Britons

The outgoing European Commission president is to call on pro-European politicians in the UK to make a more positive case for staying in the EU.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 8:26 pm

Trust in MPs 'at crisis point'

Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them, but the overwhelming majority of politicians believe they are trusted, surveys suggest.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:09 pm

UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:04 pm

Equal parental pay for Civil Service

Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 pm

Internet trolls face longer sentences

People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 2:22 pm

VIDEO: Belfast memorial for Ian Paisley

Family and colleagues paid tribute to the former first minister of Northern Ireland, Dr Ian Paisley at his memorial service which was held in Belfast's Ulster Hall on Sunday.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 12:32 pm

Labour to force vote over Lord Freud

Labour will force a Commons vote on the future of Welfare Minister Lord Freud over his comments on disabled workers.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 11:09 am

Solar farms 'blight on landscape'

Environment Secretary Liz Truss says large-scale solar farms are "ugly" as she confirms plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy for the schemes.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 9:57 am

Paisley 'cast influential shadow'

Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 9:57 am

Tories reject UKIP poll call claims

The Conservatives deny they are behind "negative" phone calls about UKIP's Rochester and Strood by-election candidate.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 8:54 am

VIDEO: 'We will bring social care into NHS'

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:00 am

'Share money from economic growth'

Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 5:54 am

VIDEO: Barroso warns UK against EU exit

The UK would lose influence on the world stage if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission has said.

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 5:34 am

West urges end to Libya violence

The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 9:44 pm

Rise in weapons found in prisons

The number of weapons confiscated in Scottish prisons has almost doubled in a year, new figures show.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 6:04 pm

Thousands attend pay protest marches

Tens of thousands of people march in London, Glasgow and Belfast, calling for pay increases and an end to austerity measures.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 11:56 am

Tory candidate to replace Hague named

Businessman Rishi Sunak is selected as the Conservative candidate to vie for William Hague's Richmond seat at the general election.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 11:10 am

UUP leader repeats DUP pact call

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt repeats his call for an electoral pact between his party and the DUP in next year's general election.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 6:54 am

Labour pledges cancer test wait cut

By 2020 no-one in England will have to wait more than a week for cancer tests and results, Labour pledges.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 6:09 am

'Fairer look' at transport demanded

North Wales deserves a "fairer" deal on transport investment to boost business and the economy, politicians in the region are insisting.

Posted by on 18 October 2014 | 2:44 am

Robinson outlines welfare fund plan

First Minister Peter Robinson sets out ways that he believes would make the government's welfare changes more acceptable in Northern Ireland.

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 3:54 pm

Cameron faces revolt over EU Warrant

David Cameron faces Tory revolt over the European Arrest Warrant

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 10:05 am

VIDEO: Roy Hattersley: My life in politics

Lord Hattersley on Labour leaders and why he did not join the SDP

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 9:03 am

Where does UKIP stand on health?

We know about Europe but where does the party stand on health?

Posted by on 17 October 2014 | 8:51 am