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Boris Island airport plan 'rejected'

3 hours 21 min ago
A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: PM 'wrong to abolish control orders'

3 hours 57 min ago
The Labour leader has said he will offer broad support to government plans to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK.

VIDEO: Bercow orders clerk recruitment 'pause'

4 hours 44 min ago
John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.

VIDEO: Who wants to see MPs get a soaking?

5 hours 51 min ago
Tory Peter Bone, Labour's Seema Malhotra, and Lib Dem Tom Brake take the ice bucket challenge on live television.

VIDEO: Why voter registration is changing

5 hours 51 min ago
The way the electoral register is being compiled is changing with a new system to cut ballot box fraud

Man denies assaulting MP Galloway

6 hours 6 min ago
A 39-year-old man pleads not guilty to the religiously aggravated assault of MP George Galloway in a London street.

Darling: Vote is 'test of judgement'

6 hours 40 min ago
The referendum is a test of "judgement over patriotism", says the chairman of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.

VIDEO: Police release new 'plebgate' CCTV

7 hours 44 min ago
The Metropolitan Police have released new CCTV footage of the so-called "plebgate" incident, which led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as chief whip.

Bercow to address Commons clerk row

8 hours 44 min ago
John Bercow is expected to update Parliament on the hiring of a new clerk of the House of Commons amid a row with MPs.

Council 'not planning effectively'

9 hours 8 min ago
Cardiff council is failing to improve its services because of "fragmented leadership and management", says Wales' public spending watchdog.

Baldry to end 32 year Commons career

9 hours 47 min ago
Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry is to leave Parliament at the next election after more than three decades in the Commons.

High noon for UKIP in Clacton

10 hours 42 min ago
As he stood outside McDonalds in the centre of Clacton, the UKIP leader Nigel Farage was clear about the importance of the forthcoming by-election.

Charities urged to open own schools

11 hours 54 min ago
Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.

Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

12 hours 40 min ago
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.

Young people debate UK's future

12 hours 42 min ago
As Scotland's independence referendum draws nearer, young people from across the UK are meeting in Cardiff Bay to consider the future of the union.

Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

14 hours 11 min ago
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.

Coalition locked in terror aim talks

16 hours 27 min ago
Negotiations between the Tories and Lib Dems are to continue ahead of the unveiling of a new plan to tackle the threat of Islamic extremists.

Greenhouse gas fear over meat eating

16 hours 58 min ago
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.

VIDEO: Eurosceptics win German state seats

17 hours 58 min ago
Germany's newest party, the Eurosceptic "Alternative for Germany" (AfD), has won its first seats in the state parliament of Saxony, according to preliminary results.

Umunna: Brown's denials hurt Labour

18 hours 14 min ago
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says Gordon Brown's refusal to use the word "cuts" in 2010 is still hurting Labour.