MPs' 11% rise confirmed by pay body
The body which sets MPs' salaries has confirmed that it plans to give them an 11% pay rise, from £66,396 now to £74,000 in 2015.
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.
Chancellor announces Budget date
Next year's Budget will be held on 19 March, Chancellor George Osborne tells MPs.
Mandela to be remembered in London
Politicians, musicians and artists are to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a special event in Westminster.
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.
US and UK suspend Syria rebel aid
The US and UK suspend "non-lethal assistance" to rebels in northern Syria - but not humanitarian aid - after an Islamist alliance seizes FSA bases.
Iranian envoy to make first UK visit
Iran's envoy to the UK is to make his first visit to London this week, Home Secretary William Hague announces.
Update due on youth abuse inquiries
The assembly's health committee is hearing evidence from those leading inquiries into the abuse of young people in Northern Ireland.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
NHS boards miss waiting time target
No Scottish health board has met a new government target for all outpatients to receive their first appointment within 12 weeks of referral.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
School rankings to be revealed
The latest rankings in secondary school performance in Wales are to be revealed but teaching unions are critical of the system.
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
Leader of the House Andrew Lansley is announcing forthcoming Commons business.
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
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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
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VIDEO: Speaker tells noisy MP to take up yoga
Speaker John Bercow had an unusual suggestion to calm one errant MP making noise during Prime Minister's questions.
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.
VIDEO: MoD procurement 'is getting better'
Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurement "is getting better" said the defence secretary, a day after he abandoned plans to privatise the system when only one bidder was left in the competition.
VIDEO: G8 aim to 'develop dementia cure'
The goal of finding a treatment to cure or halt dementia by 2025 is "within our grasp", Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
VIDEO: PM on selfie: Only polite to say yes
David Cameron explained his role in a "selfie" photograph at Tuesday's memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa, which has caused newspaper headlines.
VIDEO: Miliband on 'cost of living crisis'
Ed Miliband claimed David Cameron was "utterly complacent and out of touch with the country" as the pair clashed over living standards.
VIDEO: UK air tax 'highest in the world'
The percentage taken in taxes for airline flights has steadily increased - some hailing it as a useful environmental measure to deter unnecessary travel, others claiming it stifles the economy and prevents businesses from growing.
VIDEO: Landale and MPs review PMQs
The exchanges over pay rises for MPs were reviewed by the BBC's deputy political editor, who said David Cameron "dropped a very very large hint" about his chosen way forward.
'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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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