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Jacob Rees-Mogg says Theresa May's claim the UK may become a honey pot for criminals is a particularly silly to say.
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.
Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own.
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".
More than 50,000 postal votes arrived too late to count in this year's European Parliamentary elections, it emerges.
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.
How the Borgen legacy of Birgitte Nyborg, Kasper Juul and others live on for some in Danish circles.
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".
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
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.
The American envoy to inter-party talks, Gary Hart, is to have another round of talks in Belfast later.
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
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".
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.
Vulnerable patients in England will get better support in the community as part of plans to ease pressure on hospitals, ministers say.
Papers seen by the BBC suggest cuts to the Employment and Support Allowance are being contemplated but ministers say it is not policy.
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.
A deal for Wales to receive £2bn in European aid between 2014 and 2020 has been formally agreed.
The MP Jim Murphy confirms he will stand for the leadership of the Labour Party in Scotland.
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.