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Theresa May to meet Donald Trump on Friday - White House

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:59:18 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May is to be the first foreign leader to meet new US President Donald Trump.

MoD 'confidence' in Trident after test 'malfunction'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:53:38 GMT

The MoD backs the UK's nuclear weapons system, after an unarmed missile went off course during a test.

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Stoke Central by-election

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:21:44 GMT

The UKIP leader will seek to become its second MP by standing in current Labour seat next month.

Brexit: Australia eyes relaxed UK immigration under trade deal

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:09:17 GMT

Australia says it will seek better access for businesses before reaching post-Brexit UK trade deal.

Brexiteers in warning to German business

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:16:04 GMT

German firms are told they will pay a "high price" if the EU makes life hard for the UK over Brexit.

Theresa May congratulates Trump on taking office

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:27:33 GMT

Theresa May says she looks forward to meeting the new US president and expects "very frank" talks.

Reconsider grammar plan, heads urge May

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:51:06 GMT

Secondary heads in North Somerset urge Theresa May to reconsider grammar proposals.

Labour announce date for by-elections to replace Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:37:35 GMT

By-elections to replace Labour MPs Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed are to be held on 23 February.

Davos: Hammond admits 'Brexit fog' impact on investment

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:00:18 GMT

The chancellor says Brexit uncertainty may delay some investment, but the pound's fall is attracting foreign firms.

Labour MPs could vote against leadership on Brexit

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:07:53 GMT

Dozens of Labour MPs might oppose the party's leadership if there is a vote on Article 50, the BBC understands.

Nigel Farage hired by Fox News as a political analyst

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:41:04 GMT

The former UKIP leader will contribute to Fox News' main channel and business network.

Osborne to join investment giant BlackRock as adviser

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:45:30 GMT

Former chancellor George Osborne is hired to advise the world's largest fund manager, BlackRock.

'Thank you' - Ian Paisley's words to Martin McGuinness

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:19:52 GMT

DUP MP Ian Paisley praises Martin McGuinness, former IRA leader turned politician, who is retiring from front-line politics.

People tired of old and cramped Arriva trains, say MPs

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:48:58 GMT

There is an "urgent need" for new trains on Wales' rail network, a committee of MPs says.

Corbyn attacks SNP budget plans in Glasgow speech

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:02:13 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn uses his first speech in Scotland in 2017 to attack the SNP's budget plans.

UK government spent £100m on cancelled carbon capture project

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:09:13 GMT

The UK government spent £100m on a failed contest to develop carbon capture technology, a report says.

Brexit: May warns business leaders not to fuel division

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:29:45 GMT

The prime minister says mainstream politicians must tackle a backlash against globalisation.

Trump hints New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will be US envoy to UK

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:44:29 GMT

The scion of the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical giant has known the president-elect for years.

Thousands could miss out on free childcare, warns lobby group

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:02:04 GMT

Ministers are underestimating the number of children eligible for free childcare, says a lobby group.

May's 'positive discussion' with banks

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:15:01 GMT

Theresa May has had 'positive' discussions with banks about their future presence in London, she told the BBC.

Brexit: Welsh views 'must make a difference'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:34:39 GMT

Ministers in Wales need confidence their views on Brexit are being heard, the finance secretary says.

Conservative-led Surrey County Council plans 15% council tax hike

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:55:01 GMT

The rise will add nearly £200 a Band D bill, bringing it to about £1,500.

Brexit: Back Article 50, Corbyn to tell Labour MPs

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:39:45 GMT

Labour's leader will order his MPs to vote for Brexit talks to start, if Parliament gets a say.

Wooing Berlin

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:44:00 GMT

An appeal over a post-Brexit trade deal was met with sniggers in Berlin, Damien McGuinness writes.

Inaugural protests

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:46:51 GMT

Thousands of women and men are preparing to march for equality in 14 UK cities and towns. Why?


Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:58:25 GMT

Is the UK's apparently clean break from the European Union going to trigger a second Scottish independence referendum? BBC Scotland political reporter Philip Sim weighs up the issues.

Ben Wright

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 01:53:50 GMT

What the chief executive's relationship with alcohol reveals about the occupants of the White House.

Brexit guide

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:29:50 GMT

Theresa May has revealed more about what Brexit might mean for the UK - here's what we know now.

In quotes

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:28:29 GMT

A look back at Theresa May's big Brexit speech - and at what she said before the EU referendum.

MPs' Brexit vote

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:47:38 GMT

A guide to how Theresa May's promise of a vote on the UK's Brexit deal could pan out.

Thuds of May

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:32:25 GMT

The BBC's Kevin Connolly gauges reaction in the European Parliament to the UK PM's Brexit pledges.

Brexit: Labour MP Neil Coyle on Article 50 vote

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:01:21 GMT

Neil Coyle says "facts have not changed" and he will vote for the UK to stay in the EU.

Iain Stewart: I feared being gay would stop me being MP

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:52:20 GMT

A Conservative MP tells how he feared he would not be able to pursue a career in politics, because he was gay.

European Parliament president: Antonio Tajani beats Gianni Pitella

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:53:41 GMT

Two Italians fought to be the European Parliament president, with Antonio Tajani winning.

Sevnica in Slovenia: Home town of Melania Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:13:02 GMT

Melania Trump's home town is known for the sale of pants - and a cake bearing her name.

Quentin Letts' Brexit week speech and political review

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:20:39 GMT

Quentin Letts offers a clean Brexit as he tidies up the This Week office and looks at reaction to Theresa May's speech.

Surrey council tax referendum for adult social care

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:03:16 GMT

Voters in Surrey can reject or back a council move for extra money for social care.

Martin McGuinness - from paramilitary to politician

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:32:23 GMT

A look back the the career of former deputy first minister, Martin McGuinness.

Nigel Farage: Trump told me Brexit won him presidency

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:49:23 GMT

Nigel Farage says Donald Trump and his team say they would not have won had it not been for Brexit.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:15:01 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

Who's Who: Theresa May's cabinet

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:52:54 GMT

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

The Jeremy Corbyn Story: Profile of Labour leader

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:51:44 GMT

A profile of Jeremy Corbyn - the radical left wing MP who has now seen off a challenge to his leadership of the Labour Party.

Political party conferences 2016: At-a-glance guide

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:19:54 GMT

The best bits from the 2016 party conference season.

Who's staying and who's going in the shadow cabinet?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 17:43:15 GMT

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.

At-a-glance: Guide to Labour 2016 conference agenda

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:56:32 GMT

An at-a-glance guide to Labour's 2016 party conference agenda.

The result in maps and charts

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:41:22 GMT

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?

Who is Michel Barnier? Meet the EU's chief Brexit negotiator

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:41:58 GMT

Michel Barnier, who has moved seamlessly between jobs in Paris and Brussels, is the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

'Indyref 2' being pushed online

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:43:26 GMT

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

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:59:40 GMT

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

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:53:43 GMT

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

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:15:44 GMT

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

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:56:04 GMT

What we know about the make-up of David Cameron's new cabinet

Labour reshuffle: Diane Abbott made shadow home secretary

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:57:20 GMT

Diane Abbott becomes shadow home secretary as part of a Labour front bench reshuffle but critics say it has failed to unify the party.