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Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown
Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

Probe over Hillsborough insult posts
The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

UKIP bans 'racist views' candidate
UKIP suspends a council candidate featured in its latest election broadcast for expressing "repellent" views on Twitter.

MPs urge action on foreign prisoners
Foreign prisoners are not being deported quickly enough to help cut costs and relieve overcrowding in jails, MPs warn.

MPs' 'localness' level measured
Almost two-thirds of MPs are "local" to the area they represent, research suggests.

PM right on Christianity, says Welby
The Archbishop of Canterbury backs David Cameron for stating that the UK is a "Christian country", calling criticism of his remarks "baffling".

Clegg: Lib Dems must fight EU myths
Nick Clegg pits his party's "optimism and openness" against the "fears and falsehoods" of isolationists at the launch of the Lib Dem campaign for the European elections.

BBC suspends its CBI membership
The BBC announces it is to suspend its membership of the employers' organisation the CBI during the Scottish independence referendum campaign.

Tories would end wind farm subsidies
The Conservatives say they will not subsidise new onshore wind farms if they win the 2015 general election.

Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.

Crime falls 15% in England and Wales
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.

Asylum housing badly managed - MPs
A Home Office scheme resulted in asylum seekers being placed in "unacceptably poor" housing, the Commons Public Accounts Committee says.

Cornish granted UK minority status
Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Ten candidates for NI Euro seats
Ten candidates will be vying for three European parliament seats in Northern Ireland, it has been confirmed.

Introduction
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Miliband in Scotland to make UK case
Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.

Introduction
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

Strip parks of planning, farmers say
Farming union calls for Wales' three national park authorities to be stripped of their planning powers.

Introduction
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

UKIP row over 'confusing' rival name
UKIP are complaining of a rival who will have UK Independence Now printed on the European election ballot paper in May.

UK 'too negative' towards wind farms
Britain should learn to love 'beautiful' turbines, claims chief executive of European Wind Energy Association

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.

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
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

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: How will the European electorate vote?
Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?

VIDEO: Lib Dems 'won't back minority rule'
Senior Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander says the Lib Dems would be willing to renew their coalition with the Conservatives, but would not support a minority government.

VIDEO: Blair's warning on Mid-East politics
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western nations to address the role of religion in politics in the Middle East.

VIDEO: Brown says 'keep British pensions'
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made his first speech against Scottish independence, as part of the Better Together campaign.

VIDEO: Farage pressed over German wife's job
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is asked by the BBC's Nick Robinson whether his German wife is taking a British person's job by working as his secretary.

VIDEO: PM says migrant job problem 'old'
Prime Minister David Cameron says the issue of immigrants coming to the UK to fill vacancies is a problem of "five or ten years ago".

VIDEO: Hunt warns against school extremism
Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary, has warned against religious extremism in schools.

AUDIO: Axelrod 'fully in tune with Labour'
Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.

Westminster without Scotland?
How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament

Labour takes on zero-hours contracts
Ed Miliband pledges action, but will it help workers?

Can Clegg kick-start Lib Dem success?
Nick Clegg pushes EU message in bid to boost fortunes

Will minority status help Cornwall?
What minority status will mean for Cornwall

How is the Co-operative Group run?
Why both Labour and Co-op Bank would be happy with a divorce

'No plan B for Scots yes vote'
Why the lack of contingency planning for a Yes vote?

Boris: To run or not to run?
Chris Mason wonders what the London mayor is planning next

Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country
8 arguments for and against the UK as a Christian country

Latest opinion polls
See how political parties are doing in the latest opinion surveys

What is parliament and how does it work?
Find out more about the Commons and Lords and how they work

 
 
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