Miliband admits Scottish 'challenge'

Ed Miliband admits that Labour is facing a "big challenge" in Scotland as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:02 pm

Hart: US 'wants to help' in NI talks

US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:15 pm

Labour 'must be bold on immigration'

Former Home Office minister Liam Byrne says Labour must talk about immigration, saying it is not an "argument Labour needs to be afraid of".

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 3:10 pm

Abuse inquiry appointment 'chaotic'

A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:39 pm

Airport boss aims to 'add airlines'

The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 1:13 pm

UK migrant rescue stance criticised

A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:51 pm

UKIP MEP slams 'equality Nazis'

The gay UKIP MEP David Coburn has said supporters of same-sex marriage are "equality Nazis".

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:43 pm

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:32 pm

New strike by NHS staff announced

NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs

MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:45 am

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 11:20 am

UK can be sued over rendition case

A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 10:28 am

VIDEO: Tory: Home secretary view 'particularly silly'

Jacob Rees-Mogg says Theresa May's claim the UK may be a honey pot to criminals is a particularly silly thing to say.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 9:34 am

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales

Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 9:24 am

VIDEO: You behind the pillar, you're on camera!

Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 8:11 am

Postal votes 'arrived too late'

More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 7:13 am

Legal challenge to probation reforms

A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:49 am

VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it

How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:41 am

VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'

Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 6:07 am

Who's in and who's out of the race?

Runners and riders who might replace Johann Lamont

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:59 am

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee

The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 5:03 am

NHS finding it 'difficult to cope'

The NHS in Scotland is finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", according to the public spending watchdog.

Posted by on 30 October 2014 | 4:25 am

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 7:46 pm

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'

Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 7:06 pm

VIDEO: Would-be Labour leaders make a case

Two MSPs who are bidding to become the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party have been speaking to the BBC's Politics Scotland programme.

Posted by on 29 October 2014 | 12:41 pm