No 10 issues 'loon slur' denial
No 10 denies that "anyone in Downing Street" made comments reported in several papers describing Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
Tories attack PM over gay marriage
Grassroots Conservatives attack David Cameron's support for gay marriage, saying it has made winning the next election "virtually impossible".
Bank governor in Help to Buy warning
The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
Targets 'risk pupil well-being'
Pupils' well-being and education should not be sacrificed to meet new targets, the leader of a head teachers' union will tell its annual conference.
Minister heckled by head teachers
Education Secretary Michael Gove receives one of the angriest receptions of his three years in office as he appears before head teachers in Birmingham.
Farage blasts 'fascist' protesters
The SNP says UKIP leader Nigel Farage "has lost the plot" after he described protesters who besieged him in Edinburgh as "fascist scum".
Hammond: Gay marriage 'angered many'
A Conservative cabinet minister criticises the government time spent debating the issue of same-sex marriage.
Labour wants full employment - Byrne
Liam Byrne says Labour must aspire to create "full employment" and sets out plans to tackle unemployment "blackspots".
Police use of child IDs 'was common'
The use of dead children's identities by Scotland Yard undercover officers was "common practice", MPs are told by the chief constable leading an investigation.
Tagging firms face billing probe
Two major private security firms face an inquiry into whether they were overpaid for contracts to electronically tag criminals.
Gove wants better-looking new homes
Michael Gove backs green field development provided new homes are things of "beauty", in a wide-ranging speech to a right wing think tank.
Police 'must confirm arrest names'
Home Secretary Theresa May says the police should confirm the identity of suspects on arrest if asked to do so by journalists.
Russia 'sends modern arms to Syria'
Russia has sent sophisticated anti-ship missiles to Syria which could be used to deter future military intervention, US media reports say.
Fire service 'needs transforming'
Fire and rescue services in England need to be "transformed" to become more efficient and effective, a review commissioned by the government says.
Childcare costs will be tackled - PM
David Cameron indicates he is ready to compromise over changes to childcare, after concerns were raised by Lib Dem coalition partners.
NI agri-food strategy unveiled
The first and deputy first ministers have launched a plan for the agri-food industry which they say will aim to create 15,000 jobs over the next 7-years.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Treasury claims banks 'safer in UK'
The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Democracy 'damaged by English focus'
Democracy in Wales is being damaged by a lack of coverage of Welsh affairs in the London-based media, the assembly's presiding officer fears.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
UK Coal: The final curtain?
Pensions and pits: Britain's coal industry attempts a rescue bid to stay in business.
Suicide highlights welfare dispute
The tragedy of the suicide of a woman with financial troubles highlights the dispute over changes to housing benefit.
Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England
VIDEO: House of Commons
Leading Conservative rebel calls on MPs to demonstrate their support for an EU referendum.
Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.
Links to UK political websites
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.
Who's who: Cameron's new cabinet
As David Cameron reshuffles his cabinet, here's a full list of who is doing what job.
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: 'My co-chairman would not say that'
Grant Shapps has said the co-chariman of the Conservative Party, Andrew Feldman, did not makes the comments reported in several newspapers that described Tory activists as "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
VIDEO: UKIP and protester go head to head
The man who organised the student protest against Nigel Farage during his visit to Edinburgh has defended the action as "constructive criticism".
VIDEO: First chief social worker for children
England's first chief social worker for children has been speaking about her plans, ahead of taking up the post in September.
VIDEO: PM under fire over gay marriage plans
Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire from one his cabinet colleagues over his plans for same-sex marriage.
VIDEO: Can you name the third city of the EU?
The European Union is linked to Brussels and Strasbourg, but it is probably less known that its third base of power is in the small country of Luxembourg.
VIDEO: Europe on road to more austere measures?
Europe's GDP shrank by 0.2% in the first three months of this year as politicians debate whether to carry on with austerity plans or to change course.
VIDEO: Young: Tories 'pulling in same direction'
Conservatives sailed through choppy waters as the European issue raised its head again, but Toby Yong reckoned the "Cameron Battleship" was the best way forward to deal with a referendum.
VIDEO: Hove v Gove battle for new free schools bid
Plans backed by Education Secretary Michael Gove could see a free school set up on a Sussex playing field, but the bid has angered some residents.
Analysis: The Conservative dilemma
Can Cameron focus on growth if his MPs want to debate Europe?
Quantifying the benefits of HS2
How did the government calculate the benefits of HS2?
VIDEO: Boulton shoots through political week
Would-be basketball star Adam Boulton on the political week
Bizarre requests for embassy help
The strange requests made to UK embassy staff around the world
Private member's bills: Class of 2012
What happened to the private member's bills from last year?
Why don't homes have sprinkler systems?
The debate over putting sprinkler systems into homes
Latest opinion polls
See how the main parties are doing in the latest opinion polls on voting intention.
Q&A: Bulgarian and Romanian immigration
What happens when Romanians and Bulgarians get full rights?
What is parliament and how does it work?
Find out more about the Commons and Lords and how they work