Farage 'rejects immigration targets'
The UK Independence Party will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, its leader pledges, having said net annual migration should be capped at 50,000.

Kew cuts 'a recipe for failure'
The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.

Power plants paid to stay idle - MPs
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that a government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.

Gambaccini 'was victim of witch-hunt'
Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini backs a 28-day limit on the use of police bail after saying he was the victim of a "witch-hunt".

Minister questions benefit sanctions
Conservative minister Nick Boles says there is an "inhuman inflexibility" to the way some welfare sanctions are applied.

Sex abuse on industrial scale - PM
Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.

AMs vote against banning smacking
Assembly members vote against a move to ban smacking children in Wales.

Corporation tax cut pledge dropped
The Scottish government reveals it is no longer committed to a "blanket" three point drop in corporation tax as part of its economic plan.

Labour backs 'Turing' gay pardon law
Labour would pass a law, in memory of Alan Turing, to enable pardons for gay men convicted under historical indecency laws, if it wins in May.

Unison votes to accept NHS pay deal
NHS staff have voted to accept a government pay offer, Unison has announced.

Ireland passes cigarette package law
The Republic of Ireland has become the first country in Europe to pass legislation requiring cigarettes to be sold in plain packets.

MPs to question BBC Trust boss
BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead will be questioned about her work at HSBC after being summoned before a parliamentary select committee.

Charity 'sorry' about Blair award
Save The Children says it is sorry its decision to give Tony Blair a "global legacy" award "upset so many people".

Mexican president begins UK visit
The Queen welcomes the president of Mexico to the UK at the beginning of a three-day state visit, as protests are held against the country's record on human rights.

Parliament may be abandoned - Bercow
The Houses of Parliament could have to be "abandoned" within 20 years without extensive repair work, Commons Speaker John Bercow says.

IRA play park name debate rejected
Sinn Féin councillors in Newry reject unionist efforts to reconsider naming a play park after an IRA man.

A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

MSPs to debate 'super ID database'
Plans for a new identity database will be debated in the Scottish Parliament amid civil liberty concerns.

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

Deal was 'rushed' and 'incoherent'
A new devolution package for Wales was prepared in a "rushed, incoherent and unsatisfactory" way, the first minister says.

A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

MP's 'crackpot' claim over job ban
The longest serving MP Sir Peter Tapsell has waded into the debate over MPs having second jobs.

Targeting, switching and swinging
Targeting, switching and swinging in Midlands numbers game as election draws near.

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Treasury Committee
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.

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: Westminster repairs could cost 3bn
MPs and peers might have to leave the Palace of Westminster within 20 years, if repairs and modernisation work are not carried out.

VIDEO: Should MPs and peers be sent to Hull?
The campaign group Generation Rent is suggesting Parliament and its MPs and peers should be relocated to Hull.

VIDEO: Do we vote on personality or policy?
Is it personality or policy that helps people make up their mind as they prepare to vote in the general election?

VIDEO: 'Police hands tied' in terror fight
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has suggested that police officers need greater powers to help in the fight against extremism.

VIDEO: Have UKIP peaked too soon?
UKIP leader Nigel Farage ended up speaking to a near-empty hall of American conservative activists - even though he had been billed as a "serious candidate who can run England in the near future".

VIDEO: Cardinal's plea on immigration
The Archbishop of Westminster has said that political parties "have to be tested" on their approach to immigration ahead of the general election.

VIDEO: May: Security services 'true heroes'
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has defended the security and intelligence agencies, describing them as "true heroes".

VIDEO: Farage: 'I've been busy, not ill'
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has insisted he is "fit as a flea" following rumours he was seriously ill.

Where could MPs be re-homed?
Where could MPs go if Parliament is closed for repairs?

Could Michael Sheen enter politics?
Could Michael Sheen turn to politics following a tub-thumping speech in defence of the NHS?

What's love got to do with politics?
Fergal Keane on the relationship between love and politics

Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?
Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?

How clan politics grew in Bradford
The dynamics of Bradford's political arena

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