Smaller Lords call amid 'cronyism' row
Conservative peer Lord Norton and crossbench peer Lady Deech call for the House of Lords to be made smaller and more efficient.

Leading Tory rebel Teresa Gorman dies
Teresa Gorman, a leading Conservative rebel over the Maastricht Treaty in the 1990s, dies aged 83.

Corbyn's cup raises cash for charity
A disposable coffee cup believed to have been used by Labour leader hopeful Jeremy Corbyn sells for 51 on an online auction site.

Badger cull extended into Dorset
The badger cull is to be extended into Dorset following pilots in Gloucestershire and Somerset, the government announces.

UK tackles Islamic State on Twitter
The British government creates a dedicated Twitter feed to counter the Islamic State group.

Government plans steep cuts in solar
The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.

Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%
UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.

UK net migration hits record high
Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, as the government calls the figures "deeply disappointing".

Benefit claimant death data released
Some 2,380 people have died after being found fit for work and losing benefits, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show.

Chilcot facing legal action over delay
Bereaved families say they will take further legal steps over delays to the Iraq inquiry report.

Sturgeon sets out 'bold' BBC vision
Nicola Sturgeon calls for the BBC to greatly enhance its presence in Scotland, with a new Scottish TV station and a second English-language radio station.

Health department misses wait time aims
New figures show that the Department of Health has missed its own waiting list targets.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Ambulance crews 'saving more lives'
New figures published by the Scottish Ambulance service suggest the service is saving more patients than ever before.

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

Fears over adoption services future
The largest professional association of social workers voices its concerns over the future of fostering and adoption in Wales.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Budget: The East Midlands reacts
Who are the Budget winners and losers in the East Midlands?

Pre-election Budget with added catapult
A pre-election Budget, but will the catapult energise the Midlands?

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

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 needs to be courageous'
In the latest BBC News profile of the Labour leadership candidates, Vicky Young went to meet Andy Burnham.

VIDEO: EU immigration rules - in 90 seconds
Thousands of migrants are trying to reach Europe to escape war zones in the Middle East and poverty and turmoil in Africa.

VIDEO: 'Lords should be mainly elected'
The BBC's Gavin Esler spoke to one MP elevated to the House of Lords, Sir Menzies Campbell, and asked whether the entire system needs reform.

VIDEO: Immigration pledges from the past
The Victoria Derbyshire programme takes a brief look at how politicians have dealt with the issue of migration over the last ten years.

VIDEO: Farage blames EU for migrant increase
UKIP leader Nigel Farage blames Bulgaria and Romania for an increase in net migration to the UK.

VIDEO: What drives Labour's Jeremy Corbyn?
In the latest BBC profile of the candidates, Vicky Young has been to find out more about Labour leader hopeful, Jeremy Corbyn.

'Corbynmania' and the mayoral race
How will Labour influx affect London mayoral race?

Burnham on splits, welfare and Corbyn
The Labour hopeful on splits, Corbyn and that welfare row

Can Iran and the UK really bury the hatchet?
Can Iran and the UK really bury the hatchet?

The era of 'ladies only' train compartments
How UK had women-only train compartments but ditched them

Can authentic politicians deliver?
Can straight-talking politicians deliver, asks Owen Bennett-Jones

Is Cameron facing Lords log-jam?
Is Cameron facing a Lords log-jam?