Migration system 'in intensive care'
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Plan to help over-50s get jobs
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

Journalist John Freeman dies at 99
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.

Tory aides suspended from poll list
The Conservatives suspend two of Theresa May's advisers from a list of 2015 general election candidates amid a row over campaigning.

Farage: Ex-candidate 'rough diamond'
Nigel Farage says an ex-UKIP candidate recorded using a derogatory word about Chinese people had been "loutish" but suggests "a lot of people would use" the term.

Illegal attempts to enter UK on rise
Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, figures suggest, as nearly 12,000 were stopped in four months.

Women may join front line combat
Women may be allowed to fight in British infantry units for the first time, pending a further review by the Ministry of Defence.

A&E has 'worst week' in England
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.

Disabled 'missing out' on scheme
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.

Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.

Minister in maternity leave first
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.

Staff 'bussed in to plug jail gaps'
Nearly 250 prison officers are being bussed across the country to fill gaps at other jails because staff shortages are so acute this Christmas, according to leaked documents.

Friday marks election campaign start
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.

NI ministers engage in Cameron call
The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister on Saturday.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed
Scotland's top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent.

BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Cuts means 'less crime prevention'
Police budget cuts could lead to fewer crimes being prevented, a policing expert says.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Funding cuts begin in West Midlands
As councils learn how much money they will have next year to spend on local services, Patrick Burns looks at the situation in the West Midlands.

New cuts warning from East Midlands
Police chiefs and council leaders are calling for help in the form of extra government grants as budget cuts bite.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Transport Committee
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

Links to UK political websites
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Reckless: Tory 'sour grapes' court action
A UKIP MP accuses his former political colleagues of sour grapes for threatening court action over election costs.

VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

VIDEO: Lithuania: Four currencies in 25 years
Lithuania is the latest nation about to join the euro currency as it prepares to swap over from litas.

VIDEO: What do Germans think of migration?
Germany has more immigrants than the UK and also has divided opinions on migrants heading there.

VIDEO: European political week in 60 seconds
Highlights of the European political week include a new EU budget and road tolls for foreigners on German roads.

VIDEO: Advice for potential London mayors
Advice for potential candidates to be the next mayor of London from previous Tory candidate Stephen Norris.

VIDEO: Political photographs of 2014
The Press Association's chief political photographer on the stories behind some of his memorable images.

VIDEO: Tory MP: How to save the NHS 5%
Traditional medicines could be used instead of drugs to save money, says Conservative MP David Tredinnick MP.

A classic Westminster scandal
Mandy Rice-Davies and a scandal that wounded a prime minister

TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained
Why are the EU-US trade talks proving to be so controversial?

What did UK know about CIA practices?
What did UK know about CIA practices?

Will Scotland get reheated Blairism?
Mark Mardell on Scottish Labour's new leader

Headline numbers: Osborne plan makes little difference
George Osborne's EU payment plan makes little difference

England-only votes: the options
The options and what it will mean for the rest of the UK

Manifesto watch: Where parties stand
What we know parties will be promising at next year's election

Political opinion polls since May 2012
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys