Be honest on cuts, says Mandelson
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.

Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.

Ambulance wait times 'may increase'
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

Migration system 'in intensive care'
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.

Journalist John Freeman dies at 99
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.

Plan to help over-50s get jobs
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.

Tory MEP Philip Bradbourn dies
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.

Winter fuel payment increase urged
Immediate action is needed to ensure pensioners in Scotland are not afraid to put their heating on this winter, according to the SNP.

More help for ex-forces inmates
Ex-services personnel who are sent to prison in England and Wales will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the government says.

Oxfam criticised over poverty tweet
An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.

Tory aides suspended from poll list
The Conservatives suspend two of Theresa May's advisers from a list of 2015 general election candidates amid a row over campaigning.

Farage: Ex-candidate 'rough diamond'
Nigel Farage says an ex-UKIP candidate recorded using a derogatory word about Chinese people had been "loutish" but suggests "a lot of people would use" the term.

Women may join front line combat
Women may be allowed to fight in British infantry units for the first time, pending a further review by the Ministry of Defence.

NI ministers engage in Cameron call
The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister.

Disabled 'missing out' on scheme
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.

Mandy Rice-Davies dies aged 70
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.

Friday marks election campaign start
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.

Minister issues NI Water warning
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy warns that planned industrial action by NI Water staff could cause "abject misery" for households.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Relatives mark Lockerbie anniversary
Relatives of the 270 people who died in the Lockerbie bombing are to attend a memorial service in Washington to mark the 26th anniversary.

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

Jones confident over independence
The Welsh public have the right to decide what powers they want and what powers the UK should have, Carwyn Jones says.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Funding cuts begin in West Midlands
As councils learn how much money they will have next year to spend on local services, Patrick Burns looks at the situation in the West Midlands.

New cuts warning from East Midlands
Police chiefs and council leaders are calling for help in the form of extra government grants as budget cuts bite.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Transport Committee
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.

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

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

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: Labour 'worried' by ambulance plan
Labour has said the Health Secretary has urgent questions to answer about leaked plans that suggest increasing response times for ambulance crews in England.

VIDEO: Clarke: Stop this 'silly' EU debate
Former Conservative Cabinet minister Ken Clarke talks to the BBC's Andrew Marr about UK membership of the EU.

VIDEO: Mandelson: We must be clear on cuts
Former cabinet minister Lord Mandelson says Labour must make the implications of spending cuts clear.

VIDEO: Reckless: Tory 'sour grapes' court action
A UKIP MP accuses his former political colleagues of sour grapes for threatening court action over election costs.

VIDEO: Top of the 2014 political pops
The top five most read stories on the BBC News web site's political pages in 2014 are revealed in a countdown.

VIDEO: Lithuania: Four currencies in 25 years
Lithuania is the latest nation about to join the euro currency as it prepares to swap over from litas.

VIDEO: What do Germans think of migration?
Germany has more immigrants than the UK and also has divided opinions on migrants heading there.

VIDEO: European political week in 60 seconds
Highlights of the European political week include a new EU budget and road tolls for foreigners on German roads.

A classic Westminster scandal
Mandy Rice-Davies and a scandal that wounded a prime minister

TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained
Why are the EU-US trade talks proving to be so controversial?

What did UK know about CIA practices?
What did UK know about CIA practices?

Will Scotland get reheated Blairism?
Mark Mardell on Scottish Labour's new leader

Headline numbers: Osborne plan makes little difference
George Osborne's EU payment plan makes little difference

England-only votes: the options
The options and what it will mean for the rest of the UK

Manifesto watch: Where parties stand
What we know parties will be promising at next year's election

Political opinion polls since May 2012
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys

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