Referendum campaigns make final push

Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign make their final pitches to voters as the latest polls suggest the result remains too close to call.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:36 pm

MPs criticise 'lax' waste schemes

Grants worth £213.5m were paid to councils for waste projects even though key facilities have yet to be built, MPs say.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 7:21 pm

Campaigns seize on Scotland pledge

Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 4:49 pm

Power to the English people?

Will the Scottish referendum result in new powers for England?

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 3:49 pm

Sinn Féin move 'motivated by arrest'

Promotion prospects are limited for any police officer who signs an arrest warrant for a Sinn Fein member, a Policing Board member claims.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 12:29 pm

Heywood by-election candidates list

A list of candidates is confirmed for the Heywood and Middleton by-election, to be held on 9 October.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 11:43 am

PCC resigns over child abuse scandal

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 11:14 am

What if referendum ends in a draw?

What happens if the Scottish referendum ends in a draw?

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 10:46 am

Passport delay victims 'need refund'

Passport applicants who paid £30 extra to avoid missing travel because of processing delays should get refunds, MPs say.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 10:24 am

UK inflation rate falls to 1.5%

Cheaper food and fuel prices helped to push down the UK consumer price inflation rate to 1.5% in August, official figures show.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 10:10 am

VIDEO: Passport delay victims 'need refund'

Passport applicants who paid more than £30 extra for a "fast-track" service in an attempt to avoid processing delays should get refunds, MPs have said.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 9:57 am

Labour to 'address under-funding'

Labour will address "under-funding" of the Welsh government if it wins next year's general election, First Minister Carwyn Jones assures AMs.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 9:42 am

PM hints at plan for English powers

David Cameron rules out an English Parliament but hints that English MPs could get the final say on England-only laws.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 9:02 am

VIDEO: UK party leaders sign No vote pledge

The three main UK party leaders - David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg - have signed a pledge promising "extensive new powers" for the Scottish Parliament.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 8:01 am

VIDEO: Strugglers 'more likely to vote yes'

Andrew Neil on the campaign with Yes Scotland in Hamilton, a traditional Labour seat visited by Nicola Sturgeon.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 6:24 am

VIDEO: West on left-right politics of the arts

Actor Samuel West and ConservativeHome website editor Mark Wallace on the politics of the arts, and its funding.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 5:16 am

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

A global commission says the extra costs of tackling climate change will be 'modest', but doing nothing could put the world economy at risk.

Posted by on 16 September 2014 | 12:57 am

Red card for 'greenest' government

The government is failing to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding, a cross-party body of MPs says.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 8:44 pm

How is the referendum affecting markets?

How is the Scottish referendum affecting markets?

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 6:06 pm

Tech firms want 'digital ministers'

An influential group of major technology firms is calling on the UK to appoint "digital ministers" in every government department.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 6:00 pm

'No' campaigners hold London rally

Pro-union supporters and celebrity campaigners take part in a rally in London aimed at persuading Scotland's voters to reject independence.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 3:35 pm

State nurseries 'withering on vine'

Council nurseries are the highest-rated part of England's school system yet minsters are accused of neglecting them

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 12:57 pm

Scotland's vote weighs on Europe

A breakaway Scotland would worry some EU members

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 12:41 pm

Hostage rescue options limited - UK

Britain cannot send special forces to rescue a UK hostage from Islamic State militants "because we don't know where he is", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 11:43 am

Ian Paisley tributes as funeral held

Politicians in Northern Ireland pay tribute in the assembly to Ian Paisley, on the day his funeral takes place.

Posted by on 15 September 2014 | 11:28 am