Whistle-blowers often victimised - MPs
The treatment of employees in public services who raise concerns about wrongdoing is often "shocking", a group of MPs says.

DNA project 'to make UK world leader'
A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.

Tory disquiet over Israel action
Conservative MPs put pressure on David Cameron to take a more robust stance with Israel over its actions in Gaza.

Minister wants end to animal testing
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Academy trustee is new Ofsted chief
David Hoare, a trustee of a struggling academies chain, is announced by the government as the new chairman of schools regulator Ofsted.

DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Costly rural parcel charges tackled
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.

Campaign targets modern slavery
The government launches the first nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness of people working in slavery in the UK.

Swinney says 'Yes' better for firms
Scottish companies will be able to boost their presence on the world stage under independence, Scotland's finance secretary says.

UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola
Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

We'll keep tightening sanctions - PM
UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns of increasingly tough sanctions unless Russian President Vladimir Putin "changes his approach".

Child heart services review delayed
There has been a further delay of the review into children's heart services in Belfast, the BBC learns.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

New school closure rules take effect
New rules on school closures designed to ensure greater transparency and accurate information come into force across Scotland.

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

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

PCC: By-election or referendum?
Will West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner poll be a by-election or a referendum?

Why MP David Ruffley stood down
The public is likely to remember David Ruffley's police caution rather than any of the good work he did as an MP.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: House of Commons
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.

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
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: Tory MP: World won't tolerate deaths
The Israeli bombardment of Gaza "is wrong" and has "no justification in terms of results", a Tory MP has said.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

VIDEO: 'UK must respond to Ebola threat'
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "a threat" the UK must respond to - and announced that he will chair an emergency Cobra meeting about the virus on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Cameron: Prime minister for silly walks?
David Cameron has joked about the moment a theatre audience laughed at the funny walk used by an actor playing him.

VIDEO: Calls for clarity over 'revenge porn' law
Calls to create a new criminal offence of "revenge porn" have been rejected by a House of Lords committee.

VIDEO: Immigration plan 'about message not money'
Norman Smith explains the politics of David Cameron's announcement of benefit rules changes for some EU migrants.

VIDEO: 'More action on domestic violence'
New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary has said.

VIDEO: Gaza incursion 'no favours to Israel'
Ed Miliband has said the Israeli incursion into Gaza is "doing no favours to Israel" and Hamas rocket attacks were "totally unjustified and appalling".

Tax is the trickiest issue of all
Politicians rarely give a straight answer but what they say matters

Ukraine crisis creates UK tensions
Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions, Mark Urban writes

Do lab monkeys suffer from depression?
Do repeated tests on primates make them depressed?

When politicians 'think aloud'
Why do politicians keep on falling foul of secret recordings?

A peculiar sort of debt
The true costs of running the student loan scheme

VIDEO: Cameron grateful for Queen meetings
David Cameron on the value of his weekly trip to the Palace

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

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