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General election 2017: Corbyn pressed on Trident renewal

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:13:58 GMT

Labour leader tells Andrew Neil nuclear weapons will be part of defence review if his party wins power.

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:38:47 GMT

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the Conservatives and Labour should own up on economic plans.

Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:38:38 GMT

The PM says the fight against so-called Islamic State is "moving from the battlefield to the internet".

Guide to the parties taking part in general election 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:12:58 GMT

Here's a guide to the political parties and, where published, their manifestos.

Amber Rudd: 'Police cuts not to blame for Manchester'

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:49:04 GMT

The home secretary denies cuts in frontline police reduced the ability to gather intelligence.

General election: UKIP pledges to tackle radical Islam

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:40:09 GMT

Launching the UKIP manifesto, Paul Nuttall says the "cancer" of radical Islam must be "cut out".

Net migration to the UK falls to 248,000 in 2016

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:27:42 GMT

More EU citizens left the UK, and fewer came, after the Brexit vote, new figures show.

UK economic growth estimate revised down

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:59:30 GMT

The economy expanded by just 0.2% in the first three months of the year, the ONS says.

Political parties resume general election campaign

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:19:59 GMT

UKIP will launch their manifesto on Thursday, with Labour and Tories campaigning again from Friday.

Cost of Tories' free breakfasts 'could treble'

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:12:06 GMT

A Tory pledge to offer free breakfasts to primary school pupils could go beyond a £60m costing.

Conservatives report most donations in first part of year

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:31:52 GMT

Donations to political parties in the first quarter of 2017 have been published by the Electoral Commission.

Manchester attack: PM condemns 'sickening, cowardly' act

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:13:27 GMT

Party leaders condemn the Manchester attack and suspend the general election campaign.

Election 2017 poll tracker

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:35:48 GMT

Who is on course to win the 2017 general election? Use our tracker to see the latest analysis.

Corbyn marks out clear dividing lines on defence

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:21:20 GMT

The Labour leader has made a significant intervention on foreign policy and terrorism, says Iain Watson.

Reality Check: Why does the Prevent strategy divide opinion?

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:02:25 GMT

The government says the Prevent initiative stops radicalisation. Why do many disagree?

General election: What you need to know

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:28:35 GMT

The UK will have a general election on 8 June. Here's what you need to know.

General election: Why 7.5m people can't vote for a woman

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:38:57 GMT

More than 100 constituencies across the UK have no female candidates standing, BBC research says.

General election 2017: Social care U-turn, Manchester and UKIP launch

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:10:03 GMT

Jo Coburn reflects on a week when election campaigning was suspended after the Manchester attack.

General election 2017: Green, May, McDonnell, Abbott and Gauke

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:09:12 GMT

Cold, hard numbers - something that some politicians seem to have trouble with.

Top chef on sandwiches and school lunches

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:34:39 GMT

Top chef Yotam Ottolenghi on the simple dishes he serves his children

UKIP: We are the 'guard dogs of Brexit'

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:48:06 GMT

Leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall is to launch the party's manifesto today.

Manchester attack and Libyan links to violence

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:36:39 GMT

Salman Abedi's family were part of a large Libyan community in Manchester.