Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'
All children in England will need to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

Labour makes Cameron billboard vow
The Labour party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election as it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.

Firms to begin inmate rehabilitation
A scheme that will use private contractors to rehabilitate prisoners who have served short sentences is due to start.

Tasers 'needed for all police'
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

Army to set up 'social media unit'
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris
Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Security fears over diplomat sex case
Officials' primary concern was with "national security" during a paedophile scandal involving a senior British diplomat in the 1980s, according to a former top civil servant.

Migrant voters 'key' in election
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.

Churchill's funeral anniversary marked
Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.

Mitchell 'turned down' libel deal
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.

MP Murphy to stand down at election
Paul Murphy is to stand down as Labour MP for Torfaen after 28 years in parliament.

University applications at record high
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.

Abuse victims named on Commons site
Four survivors of child sex abuse say they have received more threats and online abuse after MPs inadvertently published their details online.

BBC, ITN and Sky reject DUP debates
The BBC, Sky and ITN have confirmed that they will not be inviting the DUP to take part in the main televised debates ahead of the general election.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

First minister backs voter event
The first minister marks national voter registration week by urging people in Scotland to register to vote in May's General Election.

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

'Golden hellos' idea to attract GPs
Newly-qualified doctors should be offered "golden hellos" to entice them to work in general practice in Wales, Plaid Cymru says.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Labour and the Green Party threat
The Green Party is looking to peel off voters from Labour - but what should Ed Miliband's response be?

General election: 100 days to go
The grids have been drawn up, the campaign is already under way. With the forthcoming election too close to call, for the next 100 days the parties will be throwing everything at trying to win.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee
MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.

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: Rantzen: 'Lipman comments insulting'
Esther Rantzen says Maureen Lipman's comments over a rise in anti-Semitism are "incredibly insulting to Britain".

VIDEO: Chilcot 'did not really explain' delay
Sir John Chilcot has yet to explain reasons for the delay to his inquiry says ex-Home Office minister Norman Baker.

VIDEO: Farage 'no better' for Dry January
Nigel Farage says he does not feel any better for taking part in Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for a month.

VIDEO: EU 'moving very much along UK lines'
Some of the big issues in the EU are "moving very much along UK lines" says a former Swedish prime minister.

VIDEO: Off-switch for fracking in the UK?
Hold-ups in Westminster, Scotland and Lancashire deal a blow to plans government plans for a shale gas revolution.

VIDEO: Greece 'becoming Third World country'
Greece could be forced out of the euro currency by the end of the year, predicts UKIP's leader Nigel Farage.

VIDEO: PM pushes Miliband on 'weaponise' claim
David Cameron and Ed Miliband on hospital services and a claim about Labour "weaponising the NHS for politics".

VIDEO: 'Clowns to the left, jokers to the right'
An MP quotes a Stealers Wheel lyric that he has "clowns to the left and jokers to the right", after clashes at PMQs.

Patients 'back three-person babies"
Research leader defends three-person babies

Behind the scenes at Westminster
A new documentary goes behind the scenes at the Commons

Whatever you say, say nothin'!
What a new Northern Ireland minister was told to avoid saying

Parliament: 10 facts you didn't know
10 facts you may not have known about Parliament

UKIP's youth challenge
UKIP's battle to attract more young members

Ministers and marginals
Ministers and marginals: a day of visits mapped

The information the government won't free
The reaction when 13 departments were sent the same FOI request

UKIP set to include defence boost in election battle plan
Robin Brant on the UKIP debate over boosting defence spending

Uncanny political parallels with 1974
Julia Langdon on the uncanny political parallels with 1974

Labour, the NHS and social care
Hugh Pym assesses Labour's policies on the NHS

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin

Election 2015: Thurrock the three-way battle
Matthew Price visits Thurrock and finds it's now a three-way battle

Election that is impossible to call
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other

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