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VIDEO: 'Kind, assiduous and brilliant' Brittan

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:31
William Hague tells the Commons the late Lord Brittan was a "kind, assiduous and brilliant man".

Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:21
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died aged 75 at his home in London, his family say.

UKIP man says stop claimants driving

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:13
A UKIP member calls for people who claim benefits to be banned from driving to free up space on the roads.

Smacking ban law plan is dropped

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:08
Proposals to introduce a law which which would ban smacking children in Wales are dropped by an assembly committee.

Charities 'frightened' to campaign

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:07
Charities and campaign groups have been "frightened" into curtailing their public work because of a new lobbying law , warns the former Bishop of Oxford.

Judge upholds 'named person' plans

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:25
A judge dismisses a legal challenge against Scottish government proposals to appoint a "named person" for every child under 18.

VIDEO: Brown's plea to help Syrian refugees

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:44
The UN envoy and former prime minister Gordon Brown has said he wants to provide Syrian refugees in Lebanon with hope and is calling on the international community to help

Brown warns of Syrian refugee crisis

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:43
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.

VIDEO: Fixed term or 'zombie' Parliament?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:14
Five-year term for parliaments means future elections dates are known for decades in advance.

Jim Murphy to seek re-election as MP

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:12
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy confirms he will stand again to become the MP for East Renfrewshire in May's General Election.

Assembly in £7.5m loss on building

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:59
The Northern Ireland Assembly sells Ormiston House for just over £1.5m, a building it bought for £9m in 2001.

Boris Johnson settles US tax bill

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:58
London Mayor Boris Johnson settles US capital gains tax bill he had described as "absolutely outrageous".

Restart child abuse inquiry - Labour

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:51
Labour says there is "no choice" but to restart the inquiry into historical child sex abuse, with a new chair and statutory powers.

Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:27
The tobacco industry warns that plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are "flawed" - with UKIP's Nigel Farage calling it an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".

MPs call for 'manorial rights' review

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:14
The Law Commission should consider abolishing ancient feudal rights held by 'lords of the manor', says a committee of MPs.

Ministers plan to end right-to-buy

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:03
Welsh ministers are planning to end the right of social housing tenants to buy their home, BBC Wales is told.

The 10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 04:53
The greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

Debates without PM 'viable' - Grade

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 02:48
Election debates could ahead without David Cameron, ex-BBC boss Lord Grade says, but he warns against "empty chairing" him.

Bill to set out new Scottish powers

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 01:18
The prime minister will be in Scotland as the UK government publishes the draft bill to transfer extensive new powers to the Scottish Parliament.

Pickles 'breached Gypsy rights'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:31
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles "unlawfully discriminated" against Romany Gypsies wanting pitches in the Green Belt, the High Court rules.