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A former head of the UK's child protection unit says Theresa May should "reflect on her position" over the government's handling of the Myles Bradbury case.
A profile of the woman tipped to succeed Alex Salmond?
David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at odds over plans for English MPs to be given power over England-only issues.
Wales should be rewarded for not putting the UK "through the mincer" of a referendum on independence, former first minister Rhodri Morgan says, after Scotland voted to stay in the UK.
Departing First Minister Alex Salmond is praised by David Cameron as his deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, says it would be a "privilege" to lead the SNP.
The UK government's focus will now be on how it delivers its promise of more powers for the Scottish parliament.
The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.
Ed Miliband has described SNP leader Alex Salmond as a "formidable politician", and pledged for change in the way the country is governed.
Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence.
Ed Miliband signals he will not sign up to David Cameron's plan for a new UK-wide devolution settlement before the 2015 election.
The Green Party sets out plans for a People's Constitutional Convention to fundamentally change the way the UK is governed.
After the historic referendum vote in Scotland, English cities press for more devolution.
What it is and why it's not been answered. Yet.
The Barnett Formula is "actually declining in importance" and has been since devolution, says the defence secretary.
A Tory MP calls for a "proper federal system" with an English first minister, in addition to the UK prime minister.
Highlights of some of the BBC images of polling day and the counting through the night for the Scottish referendum.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the Scottish referendum has opened the doors to greater devolution across the UK.
English cities and councils want more power but do the public?
UKIP's leader says the package of extra powers on offer to Scottish voters is a "panic measure" from the prime minister.
The life and times of Scotland's independence leader