May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.

Corbyn: Labour MPs planning split should think again
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn calls for the party's MPs to "think again" after reports some are planning a "semi-split" of the party, while rival Owen Smith says Labour is on a "precipice".

Gladstone the cat lands Treasury job
A third cat joins the Whitehall mouse patrol with the arrival of Gladstone at the Treasury.

Labour MP urges probe into Philip Hammond's Yemen answers
Chancellor Philip Hammond is facing calls for a Commons motion of contempt over answers given to Parliament about Yemen when he was foreign secretary.

Turkey coup: Lib Dems urge Nato suspension after press crackdown
The Lib Dems urge Nato to consider suspending Turkey following its crackdown on the media and other bodies, in response to the recent failed coup.

Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge
Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p charge for them was introduced, government data suggests.

Manufacturers in Brexit confidence dip
Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.

RBS performs poorly in stress tests
Tests to see how the biggest European banks would cope with a major economic crisis find that RBS Group would perform comparatively poorly.

May confirms Crown dependencies to be at Brexit talks
The Prime Minister confirms Britain's Crown dependencies will be involved in the Brexit negotiations.

Socialism must work in practice, says Lord Kinnock
Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock tells the BBC that "ideological flights of fancy" will not help the Labour Party.

UKIP's Nathan Gill faces unfair sacking complaint
The former constituency manager for UKIP Wales leader and MEP Nathan Gill claims he was unfairly sacked on disability grounds.

Alcohol sales in airports to be reviewed
The way alcohol is sold in airports is to be examined after a number of incidents involving drunk passengers, new aviation minister Lord Ahmad says.

Southern Health NHS Trust 'paid millions' to Katrina Percy's associates
Southern Health NHS Trust paid millions of pounds to companies owned by previous associates of its embattled chief executive, the BBC learns.

Theresa May 'wants and expects' to protect rights of Poles in UK
The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.

IMF 'overly optimistic' about success of EU bailouts
The International Monetary Fund was "overly optimistic" about economic growth forecasts for countries that received major bailouts, say independent assessors.

Labour leadership: Corbyn ballot challenge rejected
A judge rejects a court challenge to Labour's decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader.

Boris Johnson hails 'friends and allies' French following talks
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson meets his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault for talks - as PM Theresa May heads to Slovakia and Poland.

Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme
Supreme Court judges rule the Scottish government's Named Person scheme, which aims to safeguard children, breaches rights to privacy and a family life.

Councils must resume house building role, says LGA
Councils should be given the chance to resume their "historic role" as house builders to ease an affordable housing crisis, their lobby group says.

'Hidden payments' to Northampton South MP's fund probed by police
Hidden payments of 30,000 to a Tory MP's 2015 general election campaign are being investigated by the police.

Brexit Watch
The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June. Here's your daily summer briefing of all the latest Brexit-related news.

Who are the Corbynistas?
BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith spends the day with some Labour members in Leeds and finds little evidence of waning support for Jeremy Corbyn.

Reality Check
Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?

Nuclear future
Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?

Left-wing appeal?
The Labour leadership hopeful unveiled a suite of left wing policies aimed directly at those wooed by Jeremy Corbyn a year ago, but who Owen Smith now hopes to convert to his cause.

Reverse Greenland?
From the Reverse Greenland to the Norway Model; what are Scotland's options for retaining ties with the EU after Brexit?

Blame it on the Brexit: But is it just an excuse?
There is no shortage of companies blaming Brexit for their bad news these days - from job losses to price rises - but is this just a handy excuse?

Saving Labour
Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?

Reality Check
Labour's Owen Smith says the UK is "rapidly becoming the sick man of Europe when it comes to workers' rights". Is he right?

After Farage
Who are the main contenders to succeed Nigel Farage as leader of UKIP when he stands down.

The Theresa May story
A profile of Theresa May, the UK's new Prime Minister.

Profile: The Owen Smith story
A political profile of the man Labour MPs have selected to take on Jeremy Corbyn in a Labour leadership contest.

The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader
A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left winger unexpectedly elected Labour leader nearly a year ago and who is already facing a leadership challenge.

Policy pledges
Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have both set out their stalls to become the next Labour leader - here's where they stand on the key issues.

Jeremy Corbyn warning over Labour split
Jeremy Corbyn has warned rebel MPs they will never be able to take the Labour Party's name if they force a "semi-split".

Owen Smith's fears over Labour split
"I'm running to heal the Labour Party", Owen Smith has said.

Lord Kinnock on challenging Margaret Thatcher
Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock offers an insight into the challenge he had as leader of the opposition when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister.

Boris Johnson: UK wants to stay as close as possible to France
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK wanted to remain "as close as possible to our allies, most particularly France" in a joint press conference in Paris with his counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

Theresa May on Slovakian workers' rights in UK
Theresa May says she wants to protect the rights of EU workers living in the UK - provided there is a reciprocal deal for Britons living in European countries.

Patriotism not in Corbyn's make-up, Owen Smith claims
Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith questions Jeremy Corbyn's patriotism, suggesting it is not "part of his make-up".

Nobody wants to return to the borders of past says Prime Minister
Theresa May has said that "nobody wants to return to the borders of the past" during her visit to Northern Ireland.

Will London's Garden Bridge ever be built?
London's Garden Bridge project has been pushed back until at least the autumn.

Guide to the Labour leader contest
The Labour leadership contest will be a head-to-head between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. Here's a guide to the timetable and rules of the election - and what sparked it.

Theresa May's cabinet: Who's in and who's out?
Theresa May is forming her government after becoming prime minister. Who is in - and out - of her first cabinet?

Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?
A string of members of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet have quit and Hilary Benn has been sacked. Who has gone and who remains? Here's a quick guide.

Brexit: What happens now?
The UK has voted to leave the EU. Here is what is likely to happen next.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the result of an historic referendum.

The result in maps and charts
How did the Leave camp clinch victory in the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU after what was a very closely fought contest?

'Indyref 2' being pushed online
As the EU referendum count turned decisively towards Leave, the online conversation in Scotland immediately turned to the possibility of another vote on independence.

Five models for post-Brexit UK trade
Norway, Switzerland, Canada or Singapore? What approach should the UK take to trade deals with the EU and others, once it leaves the European bloc?

England's most pro and anti-EU boroughs
The vote in England exposes huge differences between the levels of support for the Remain and Leave campaigns in London and the rest of the country.

In pictures
Images of the historic day when millions of people across the UK voted in a referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the EU.

Who's who: Cabinet
What we know about the make-up of David Cameron's new cabinet