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VIDEO: Girl guides call on MPs to achieve parity

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 00:50
Girl guides write to leading MPs for support to be "part of the future that truly sees parity between men and women."

Osborne 'locks milk' claims Lib Dem

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:40
Chancellor George Osborne keeps his milk in a locked fridge at the Treasury, his Liberal Democrat colleague Danny Alexander claims.

Minister pressed over adoption fall

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:44
A "misinterpretation" of court judgements may be to blame for the fall in adoption rates, Education Minister Lord Nash tells the Lords.

Juncker faces no confidence vote

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:51
A motion of no confidence in Jean-Claude Juncker's European Commission will be put to a vote next week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

'Pleb' Geldof defends friend Mitchell

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 19:38
Bob Geldof describes himself as a "pleb" as he defends his friend, the ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell, in the so-called plebgate libel trial.

'Leaks' key to political journalism

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:29
Leaks are the "lifeblood" of political reporting, the trial of a Sun journalist accused of paying a press officer for information hears.

Singer wades into 'mansion tax' row

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:33
Ed Miliband has defended plans for a "mansion tax" on homes worth more than £2m after singer Myleene Klass said it would hit "little grannies".

Government defeated in pubs vote

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:32
The government is defeated in a Commons vote on the control that large breweries can exercise over pubs.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:05
MPs take evidence on the treatment of financial services consumers.

VIDEO: 'Not acceptable to mis-record crime'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:16
Theresa May has said that it is never acceptable for police to mis-record crime after a report suggested that one in five of all crimes reported to the police are not being recorded.

Labour wants longer EU benefit delay

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 15:10
Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait two years before they can claim out of work benefits, under new plans proposed by the Labour Party.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 14:27
MPs hold an evidence session as part of its inquiry into school oversight.

STV 'breached referendum day rules'

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:31
STV is found to be in breach of broadcasting rules for repeating a current affairs programme on the day of the independence referendum.

VIDEO: What will Alex Salmond's legacy be?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:15
Alex Salmond's political legacy is debated by his unofficial biographer David Torrance and the Sun's Kevin Schofield.

Scottish hospital death rates fall

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:09
The number of people dying within a month of admission to hospital has fallen by 15.9% in the past seven years, according to NHS statistics.

Ex-BP boss Browne to leave Whitehall

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:02
Lord Browne quits his role in the Cabinet Office, saying he is "realistic" about how businesslike the civil service can be.

VIDEO: Immigration vote: Good or bad?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:49
Passengers at London's St Pancras station, which has UK and international rail services, are asked about immigration.

VIDEO: Highlights of Alex Salmond's career

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:54
On the day he steps down as First Minister, BBC archives re-trace Alex Salmond's career in UK and Scottish politics.

Rochester campaign enters last days

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:39
The campaign for the by-election in Rochester enters its last 48 hours, as the BBC's Norman Smith talks to all candidates for the seat.

VIDEO: Final days of Rochester campaign

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:38
Voters go to the polls in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Thursday, prompted by the defection of its MP.