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 remarks says judge
The jury in the fraud trial of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi's former PAs are told to ignore complimentary comments made about her by the prime minister.
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.
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.
Mandela remembered at Westminster
Politicians, musicians and artists have celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela at a special event in Westminster.
Chancellor announces Budget date
Next year's Budget will be held on 19 March, Chancellor George Osborne tells MPs.
Childcare 'key to family policy'
Providing universal childcare could help more than 250,000 parents back to work, according to a report which also urges a shake-up of working-age benefits.
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.
G8 pledges to beat dementia scourge
Leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit.
MP forces ballot after being dropped
Tim Yeo MP forces a ballot of Conservatives in his Suffolk constituency after being dropped as the party's candidate for 2015.
'Father Christmas' votes in Commons
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls rushes from a children's Christmas party to vote in the House of Commons, dressed as Father Christmas, according to MPs.
Cameron defends Mandela 'selfie'
David Cameron jokes it was "only polite to say yes" when a member of the Kinnock family asked him to pose for a "selfie" photograph at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Forensics NI 'on a shoestring'
The justice minister defends Northern Ireland's forensic science services after a High Court judge claimed they were operating "on a shoestring" and delays were "unacceptable".
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
Sturgeon defends student fees plan
Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon defends plans for an independent Scotland to charge students from the rest of the UK to study at Scottish universities.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
Police inquiry into liver op deaths
Police investigate the "avoidable" deaths of eight people under the care of a liver specialist.
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
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: 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.
VIDEO: Bongo drums on MEP Christmas card
While some politicians play it safe with their Christmas cards, Godfrey Bloom nods to his notorious 'slut' comment about women cleaning behind the fridge for his festive greeting.
'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
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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