The latest stories from the Politics section of the BBC News web site.
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Nobody in northern England will vote in the Scottish referendum but the debate is having an impact south of the border.
There will be no "floodgate opening" of Bulgarians heading to the UK when work restrictions are lifted on 1 January, said the country's ambassador.
The health minister orders a review of a County Antrim nursing home eight years after a whistle-blower says she first made allegations of patient neglect and poor practice.
David Cameron announces measures designed to make it more difficult for EU migrants to claim welfare benefits in Britain.
The SNP's Pete Wishart tells David Cameron to "stop being pathetic" and to debate the Scottish independence issues with First Minister Alex Salmond.
The BBC's political editor looked at the questions raised in PMQs, including winter deaths, green levies and energy prices.
Payday loans, thousands of people dying as a result of the cold winter last year and Ed Miliband's appearance on Desert Island Discs feature in the PMQs exchanges between David Cameron and the Labour leader.
David Cameron praised MPs who were "suddenly resembling banditos" for growing a moustache to support the Movember campaign, highlighting research into prostate cancer.
Ed Miliband accuses the prime minister of a con, and reads out a tweet from Tory MP Zac Goldsmith about David Cameron and "green crap".
Andrew Mitchell loses an appeal in his "plebgate" libel action against the Sun, meaning it will not have to pay his full legal fees if he wins.
How common were Maoist groups in 1970s UK?
The Welsh Ambulance Service hits its target of reaching 65% of life-threatening incidents within eight minutes for the first time in over a year.
Kenyan MPs appeal to the UK not to ban the herbal stimulant khat, saying it is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans.
Some celebrity chefs have joined forces to try and change what British farmers can feed their pigs, after a ban on the porkers eating catering waste was introduced during the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is recovering from a "very major operation" and will be "relatively out of action for a few weeks".
What chances of a comeback to cabinet for Andrew Mitchell?
Why did regulator ignore Co-op Bank's financial experts?
Councils in the North of England and the Midlands face being hardest hit by government funding cuts, a group representing local authorities says.
A refocusing of Scotland's approach to drug treatment should take place, with the emphasis on the cause of individuals' addiction, a report says
The government is defeated in the Lords over its plans for reforming the UK's banking system.