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VIDEO: How PM's figures add up - in 40 secs

3 hours 58 min ago
David Cameron has pledged to cut taxes for thirty million people if the Conservatives win next year's election, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has said the combined cost of the tax changes would be £7.2bn by 2020.

VIDEO: 'Mr Nobody' ups UKIP offer to £1m

5 hours 7 min ago
Former Conservative supporter Arron Banks has announced that he will donate £1m to UKIP.

Rallies plan over parades dispute

5 hours 20 min ago
Orangemen and unionists are considering staging rallies over the north Belfast parades dispute, the BBC has learned.

UK's Lord Hill meets his EU critics

5 hours 48 min ago
Lord Hill reaches out to MEPs nervous about his business links

Ford 'could quit' over budget cuts

6 hours 42 min ago
David Ford warns that cuts could be a resigning matter for him as justice minister.

Analysis: Primary colours

6 hours 58 min ago
Cameron frames election choice with tax pledge and Labour attack

Cameron's conference pitch for 2015

7 hours 3 min ago
BBC South East political editor analyses David Cameron's Conservative conference speech.

From chess to chance in politics

7 hours 42 min ago
The uncertain outcome of next year's General Elections is turning the political game of chess into a game of chance, writes Patrick Burns.

VIDEO: Gove challenged on Tory-UKIP defectors

7 hours 59 min ago
Michael Gove says Mark Reckless "assured me and others repeatedly that he was not going to defect" to UKIP.

Policy change over armed police

8 hours 45 min ago
Specialist armed police officers in Scotland will in future only be deployed to firearms incidents or where there is a threat to life.

VIDEO: PM bid to 'balance books by 2018'

9 hours 59 min ago
David Cameron says the Conservatives would raise the tax free personal allowance from £10,500 to £12,500 a year.

VIDEO: Prime mimicker: PM's tribute to Hague

10 hours 3 min ago
David Cameron impersonates former party leader William Hague's famous speech to the 1977 conference as a child.

VIDEO: PM to Labour on NHS: How dare you?

10 hours 18 min ago
David Cameron accuses Labour of spreading "complete and utter lies" about his party's plans for the NHS.

VIDEO: Cameron: English votes for English laws

10 hours 22 min ago
David Cameron makes a vow to deliver "English votes for English laws" as talks of devolved powers in the UK.

Council 'service failure' warning

10 hours 56 min ago
The body representing Welsh councils warns of a risk of a "comprehensive failure" of essential local authority services across Wales.

VIDEO: 'Things got off to a grotty start' for Tories

12 hours 5 min ago
Sketch writer Quentin Letts says the Tory conference "got off to a grotty start' as delegates gathered in Birmingham.

VIDEO: Tory highs and lows in the last year

12 hours 10 min ago
BBC footage recalls some of the highs and lows for David Cameron and the Conservative Party over the last 12 months.

Death of ex-UUP MLA George Savage

12 hours 22 min ago
Tributes are paid to George Savage, the former Ulster Unionist MLA for Upper Bann who has died at the age of 72.

UK's Lord Hill faces key EU job test

12 hours 42 min ago
The UK's nominee to the European Commission for financial services oversight, Lord Hill, prepares for tough questioning in the European Parliament.

Conservative donor switching to UKIP

14 hours 52 min ago
Conservative Party donor Arron Banks is set to announce he is joining UKIP.