DUP rules out UK government role

The Democratic Unionist Party rules itself out of a possible Westminster coalition government if there is no clear winner of May's general election.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 9:31 am

Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 9:22 am

End 'failed austerity' say Greens

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett calls for a "peaceful political revolution" at May's election to end the "failed experiment of austerity".

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 9:06 am

Plaid's equal funding for Wales call

Plaid Cymru would demand equal funding for Wales and Scotland in any post-election coalition talks, leader Leanne Wood tells her party conference.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 8:54 am

VIDEO: Greens 'think welfare system is broken'

A Green MEP says she wants an end to austerity and to work in a "progressive alliance" with the SNP and Plaid.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 8:02 am

VIDEO: 'Some way to go' before Welsh vote

Plaid Cymru's leader says there is "some way to go" to a Welsh independence referendum, adding: "We've got a challenge."

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 7:58 am

VIDEO: English Democrats: No deal with UKIP

Robin Tilbrook said the English Democrats want to see "England as an independent state", with an end to the UK.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 7:39 am

VIDEO: Tory MP on defence: Nothing else matters

UK defences are already "down to the bare minimum" says an MP amid reports that the Tories may cut defence spending.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 7:27 am

Serious crimes 'given slap on wrist'

Serious offences including violent and sexual crimes and persistent offenders are too often given a "just a slap on the wrist" with a caution, MPs say.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 7:10 am

Labour urged to rule out SNP deal

Sir John Major says it is "shameful" Labour has not ruled out a coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 7:08 am

UK gifts military kit to Ukraine

The UK is supplying Ukraine £850,000 worth of non-lethal military equipment, including first aid kits and helmets, the government says.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 6:58 am

Migrant population 'up 565,000'

The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, with two-thirds coming from the EU, analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 6:47 am

VIDEO: Political week in 60 seconds

Giles Dilnot looks back at the week in politics in a one-minute video guide to the last few days in Westminster.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 6:19 am

VIDEO: Hurd to PM: Don't be ashamed of education

Douglas Hurd recalls Bosnia, a failed bid to lead his party and the UK, and advice to David Cameron on his education.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 6:15 am

Farage in no personal attacks vow

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will "do his best" not to attack his opponents personally during the election campaign.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 4:41 am

New mental health rights proposed

Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 4:02 am

VIDEO: Plaid Cymru's 2015 spring conference

Watch Plaid Cymru's 2015 spring conference live from Caernarfon.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 3:47 am

Labour 'to protect' pensioner income

A Labour government would guarantee free TV licences and bus passes for pensioners and protect the value of the state pension, Ed Miliband says.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 3:29 am

UKIP not probing 'Jihadi John' tweet

UKIP says a candidate who said it was a shame "Jihadi John" had not killed himself will not face disciplinary action and "98% of people" agreed with him.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 3:28 am

Green MP calls for SNP alliance

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 2:23 am

No backing down on £10,000 pay hike

The body that sets assembly members' pay sticks to its proposals to increase their basic salaries by £10,000.

Posted by on 6 March 2015 | 12:48 am

Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 9:45 pm

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars

The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 8:59 pm

Why migration is changing almost everything

Why migration is changing almost everything

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 8:55 pm

Sturgeon against assisted suicide

The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.

Posted by on 5 March 2015 | 8:49 pm