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Political and religious leaders react to the death of former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister Ian Paisley, as his family tell of their heartbreak.
Chancellor George Osborne announces plans to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists in an attempt to attract more visits to the UK.
Robin Brant finds UKIP's secret weapon in Clacton by-election
A former deputy leader of the SNP warns "scaremongering" business leaders they face a "day of reckoning" if Scotland votes for independence.
Conservative MP John Baron asks an urgent question on the government's response to Islamic State.
Boris Johnson and three other Tories are vying to become the 2015 general election candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Glasgow is a key battleground for the independence referendum canvassers despite its history as a Labour stronghold.
The BBC learns that leading retailers are planning a joint warning of higher business costs should Scotland become independent as the war of words heats up.
The public is being invited to take part in a design competition to create an image which will be emblazoned onto a new £1 coin, the Treasury says.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he thinks the Queen should intervene in the Scottish independence referendum.
Former first minister and Democratic Unionist Party leader Ian Paisley has died, his wife Eileen says. He was 88 years old.
The taxpayer-funded bill for MPs' expenses and costs is now higher than it was before the 2009 scandal, figures show.
The life and political career of Ian Paisley
English Democrats chairman Robin Tilbrook is asked if his party is the closest thing to an English SNP.
A no confidence motion is passed against Pembrokeshire council's chief executive following a row over unlawful payments to senior officers.
Nick Clegg calls for Police and Crime Commissioners, introduced by the coalition government in 2012, to be ditched.
MPs demand clarity from ministers on Syria air strikes amid claims of differences between the Foreign Office and No 10.
What border towns make of Scottish referendum
Martin McGuinness says he has not spoken to Peter Robinson since his newspaper article in which he claimed the political institutions in Northern Ireland are not fit for purpose.
One of the ministers dropped from the Welsh cabinet says he was "shell-shocked" to lose his job in Carwyn Jones's reshuffle.