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The DUP issues a five-point plan it will use as part of any negotiations in the event of a hung parliament after the general election in May.
The deputy leader of the SNP Stewart Hosie believes a minority Labour government would have to negotiate with the nationalists ahead of its first Queen's speech.
As the general election campaign officially begins, here's a handy guide for would-be MPs on the pitfalls to avoid while on the campaign trail.
The BBC's David Cowling looks at the challenges facing pollsters during the 2015 general election.
Disabled people are being denied the right to an independent and private vote, charities say. So what are the issues?
Hospital services will be available seven days a week by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron is to pledge.
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a message of "friendship and solidarity" to the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference.
Alex Salmond has been enjoying himself recently, doing what seems to come naturally, winding up Westminster.
The Liberal Democrats claim full tax powers for Scotland would leave a black hole in the public finances.
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan denies that cuts to the grants for a number of environmental groups were imposed without consultation or strategic thinking.
Failure to electrify the main railway line in north Wales could cost the Welsh economy £260m, the transport minister says.
George Osborne uses a visit by top US politician John Boehner days before the start of the election campaign to highlight progress on regional economic growth.
The next government will set out it's legislative agenda for the year ahead on 27 May.
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny meets families of civilians who were killed by soldiers in Belfast over a three-day period in 1971.
The BBC is providing live coverage of the Scottish National Party conference from Glasgow.
Ending child poverty in Wales by 2020 is still a "key priority", the minister responsible says, as new plans to tackle the problem are launched.
Ed Miliband will launch Labour's election campaign later, declaring the race will "go to the wire" and insisting his party are the "optimists".
The general election offers Wales an "unprecedented opportunity", Plaid Cymru's leader will say at the party's campaign launch.
Politicians are urged to ensure human rights protections are stronger following the General Election.