UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.

Posted by on 26 May 2015 | 12:14 am

John Healey joins Labour deputy race

Former Labour housing minister John Healey announces his bid to become deputy leader after being "dismayed" by the debate within the party since the election.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 8:57 pm

How to rule with a slim majority

The difficulty of ruling with a slim majority

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 7:53 pm

Teachers 'must not be scapegoats'

Teachers must not be used as the "scapegoat" for problems in Scotland's education system, the country's largest teaching union warns.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 6:12 pm

PM and EC president hold reform talks

Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 5:17 pm

VIDEO: Younger voters 'should get EU vote'

Shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn has said it was "a matter of principle" that 16 and 17-year-olds should be allowed to vote in the EU referendum.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 4:54 pm

NI leader has suspected heart attack

Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 2:46 pm

'Sort it' business secretary tells O2

Business secretary Sajid Javid has told phone provider O2 to "sort it out" after complaints about users losing signals on their mobiles.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 2:43 pm

VIDEO: Should rural England have more power?

The local government association has urged ministers to give authorities in rural areas the same powers that cities will be given.

Posted by on 25 May 2015 | 8:08 am

Rennie backs Carmichael over memo

Willie Rennie offers his backing to former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael, who is facing calls to resign over a leaked memo.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 11:25 am

Labour party in its 'deepest crisis'

Former Labour minister Kim Howells says the party is in the "deepest crisis" he can remember and it needs fresh thinking if it is to come back from election defeat.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 11:14 am

Queen's Speech: What can we expect?

What we know will be in Queen's Speech

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 8:36 am

What is the Queen's Speech?

A guide to the annual event

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 8:28 am

Hilton 'might run for London mayor'

David Cameron's former strategy adviser Steve Hilton says he could run for office in the future - possibly to be London mayor.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 7:57 am

Tax credits change 'key to EU talks'

Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 7:43 am

Labour to back EU referendum bill

Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:45 am

'No return' to easier dismissal plan

Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he hopes to save firms more than £10bn by cutting red tape - but rejects a fresh move to make it easier to sack employees.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 6:30 am

VIDEO: Sajid Javid: 'Cut business red tape'

Business Secretary Sajid Javid says he will not be going back to the Beecroft proposals for no fault dismissals but hopes to cut over £10bn more red tape costs.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 4:22 am

PM announces freeze in ministers' pay

Government ministers will face a further five years of frozen pay, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Posted by on 24 May 2015 | 2:52 am

The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life

The strange day my father saved Harold Wilson’s life

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 8:02 pm

Charles visits NI peace centre

Prince Charles visits Northern Ireland's oldest peace and reconciliation centre on the final day of his visit to the island of Ireland.

Posted by on 22 May 2015 | 10:04 am

VIDEO: PM sets out immigration plans

The PM unveils plans to tackle illegal immigration as figures show net migration to the UK is at its highest for a decade.

Posted by on 21 May 2015 | 5:56 am

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe for now

Tory MPs keep powder dry on Europe, for now

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 7:50 pm

VIDEO: Osborne warning to 'sleepwalking' EU

The Chancellor George Osborne tells business leaders Europe has to carry out reforms to avoid "sleepwalking" into a future where it has priced itself out of the global economy.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 5:58 pm

VIDEO: The story behind Labour's loss

In the first of a series looking behind the election result, the BBC's Special correspondent Lucy Manning examines Labour's loss.

Posted by on 20 May 2015 | 5:22 pm