HS2 project essential to UK, say MPs
The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future and the potential economic gains outweigh any risks, MPs say.
Migrants face English language test
Migrants are to face questions about their English language skills before being able to claim income-related benefits, the government announces.
Plan for big MP pay rise defended
The body which sets MPs' salaries defends plans to award an 11% pay rise, saying other changes mean it will not cost taxpayers "a penny more".
Osborne: Billions of savings needed
The government will have to find billions of pounds of fresh savings from the welfare budget, says the Chancellor, George Osborne.
Ignore PM Nigella quotes, says judge
The jury in the fraud trial of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's former PAs is told to ignore complimentary comments made about her by the prime minister.
Benefits tests are 'confrontational'
An independent review finds that there is "considerable dissatisfaction" with the Work Capability Assessment system, despite progress in the way it operates.
Warning over PCC poll flop repeat
The government should bring back free mail shots after the record low turnout at last year's police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections, the Electoral Commission says.
Unite in Labour voting strength plea
Unite trade union demands that its voting strength at the Labour conference should retain its strength, even if fewer members sign up to the party.
Migrants' details wrongly published
Personal details of nearly 1,600 illegal immigrants whose families were in the process of being returned home were published in error on the Home Office website.
Government 'loses £13bn to fraud'
Figures suggesting £13.2bn was written off by the government in 2011 due to fraud, errors and legal claims are "staggering", says a committee of MPs.
Chancellor announces Budget date
Next year's Budget will be held on 19 March, Chancellor George Osborne tells MPs.
Mandela remembered at Westminster
Politicians, musicians and artists have celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela at a special event in Westminster.
MPs to look into primate ownership
An inquiry into the rules governing people who keep primates as pets is announced by a House of Commons committee.
Haass talks 'need to resolve past'
The issue of Northern Ireland's troubled past may never be resolved if politicians fail to reach agreement on how to deal with it, warns Alliance MP Naomi Long.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Victim support bill passed by MSPs
Offenders will have to pay towards the cost of supporting victims of crime, under new laws passed by the Scottish Parliament.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Wales' students 'put off Oxbridge'
Many teenagers in Wales are put off from applying to Oxford and Cambridge Universities because of a lack of self-confidence, says a report.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
New flood committee to help clean-up
Brandon Lewis, the Conservative MP for Great Yarmouth, is to head a new committee to oversee reconstruction after 200 homes were hit by last week's storm surge.
Pay rise angers East Midlands MPs
More East Midlands MPs join the chorus of anger over a planned 11% rise in their pay.
Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England
VIDEO: House of Commons
David Cameron and Ed Miliband condemn plans to award MPs an 11% pay increase.
Q&A: Beginner's guide to PM's speech
David Cameron delivers his long-awaited speech on the UK's relations with the EU. Here's an at-a-glance guide.
Links to UK political websites
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Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
As David Cameron reshuffles his cabinet, here's a full list of who is doing what job.
Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.
European Parliaments online
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters
VIDEO: Mandela 'journalism verged on hysteria'
All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
VIDEO: TV journalists caught talking journalese
BBC political editor Nick Robinson and his colleagues in print and broadcast journalism explain why certain phrases crop up over and over again - and what they might really mean.
VIDEO: Do voters like a political beard?
Ahead of the result of the Parliamentary beard of the year contest result, the Daily Politics spoke to three furry political chins about why some love, or loathe, facial hair.
VIDEO: Where one in five youths are NEETs
Labour MP Frank Field said the first three years of a child's life are the most important, as he explained in a personal film from Birkenhead for the BBC's Daily Politics.
VIDEO: Why Ipsa thinks MPs deserve 11% pay rise
The independent body which sets MPs' salaries wants to raise them to £74,000 - but also trim pensions and some expenses - after the 2015 general election.
VIDEO: Only 2% of MPs 'feel they are overpaid'
Only 2% of MPs feel they are overpaid and most think they should get around £85,000 a year, a private poll for YouGov found.
VIDEO: 'Unfashionable' Tory MP happy with pay rise
Conservative MP Mark Field says he supports the recommendation by the parliamentary watchdog Ipsa to increase MPs' pay by 11%.
VIDEO: Miliband criticises MP pay rise plan
Labour leader Ed Miliband criticises a plan by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to give MPs an 11% pay rise in 2015.
'Why MPs should get 11% pay rise'
The reasons watchdog thinks your MP should get big pay rise
Welfare cap: a political game?
Arguments reflect lack of detail from the parties
Westminster came to love Mandela
British politicians loved Mandela - but it was not always that way
MPs duck out of The Duck House
MPs give wide berth to West End expenses satire
Latest opinion polls
See how the main parties are doing in the latest opinion polls on voting intention
Your questions on independence
Key figures in debate address your questions
What is parliament and how does it work?
Find out more about the Commons and Lords and how they work