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VIDEO: Tory: Home secretary view 'particularly silly'

2 hours 52 min ago
Jacob Rees-Mogg says Theresa May's claim the UK may become a honey pot for criminals is a particularly silly to say.

VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales

3 hours 2 min ago
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.

VIDEO: You behind the pillar, you're on camera!

4 hours 15 min ago
Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own.

UK migrant rescue stance criticised

4 hours 34 min ago
A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".

Postal votes 'arrived too late'

5 hours 13 min ago
More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.

UK can be sued over rendition case

5 hours 41 min ago
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

VIDEO: Brits love Borgen, but cannot pronounce it

5 hours 46 min ago
How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.

VIDEO: Murphy: 'I'll bring Labour together'

6 hours 19 min ago
Jim Murphy MP says he is running to be Scottish Labour leader and first minister of Scotland to end the party's period of "self-harm".

VIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee

7 hours 23 min ago
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill

MPs set to debate UK drugs policy

8 hours 48 min ago
The House of Commons is to debate government policy on drugs, with MPs from all parties calling for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse.

US envoy to meet with First Minister

11 hours 1 min ago
The American envoy to inter-party talks, Gary Hart, is to have another round of talks in Belfast later.

Legal challenge to probation reforms

13 hours 26 min ago
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

Wait for train seats 'unacceptable'

14 hours 25 min ago
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".

Miliband due at Scots Labour dinner

16 hours 18 min ago
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.

Care plan 'to ease hospital pressure'

16 hours 40 min ago
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.

Sickness benefit cuts 'considered'

17 hours 20 min ago
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.

Report doubts drug use and penalties

17 hours 26 min ago
A Home Office study of drug policies used across the world suggests there is no link between how tough penalties are and the level of drug use.

Wales' £2bn EU deal formally agreed

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:48
A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 has been formally agreed.

MP Jim Murphy joins Labour contest

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:42
The MP Jim Murphy confirms he will stand for the leadership of the Labour Party in Scotland.

UK 'once keen' on EU funding rules

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:11
The UK was "keen" in the past on EU funding rules which mean it now has to pay an extra £1.7bn in contributions, the country's new European Commissioner says.