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Zac Goldsmith quits as MP over Heathrow decision

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:14:32 GMT

Tory Zac Goldsmith resigns and forces a by-election in protest at government backing for Heathrow expansion.

Third runway at Heathrow cleared for takeoff by ministers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:05:02 GMT

The government takes the "truly momentous" decision to approve a third runway at Heathrow.

Young adult offenders rethink urged by MPs

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:17:05 GMT

MPs call for a major change in dealing with young adult offenders based on evidence about brain development.

Labour fined over 'Ed Stone' general election costs

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:21:29 GMT

Labour is fined for not declaring all of its general election expenses - including the 'Ed Stone'.

Aid to be cut unless it is value for money, says Patel

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:53:42 GMT

Major multinational aid funding may be cut unless it provides better value for money, International Development Secretary Priti Patel says.

Michael Gove admits Tory leadership 'mistakes'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:45:43 GMT

Former cabinet minister Michael Gove praises Boris Johnson and criticises his own behaviour during the Tory leadership contest.

Calais migrants: 'Several hundred' more child refugees to arrive in UK

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:45:54 GMT

"Several hundred" more children will arrive in Britain from Calais's "Jungle" camp in the next three weeks, Home Secretary Amber Rudd says.

UKIP contender Bill Etheridge quits leadership race

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:05:21 GMT

UKIP leadership candidate Bill Etheridge pulls out of the contest, calling rival Paul Nuttall "the only person who can effectively unite our party".

Ceta talks: EU and Canada hold out hope for trade deal

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:18:02 GMT

The European Union and Canada say they remain hopeful for their landmark trade deal Ceta, despite three Belgian regions led by Wallonia blocking it.

Theresa May on Brexit: UK to lead world on free trade

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:23:37 GMT

Theresa May has said the UK will be "the most passionate, enthusiastic and convinced" supporter of free trade in the world after it leaves the EU.

Sturgeon tells May she's 'not bluffing' over referendum

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:23:41 GMT

Nicola Sturgeon warns Theresa May she is not "bluffing" about a referendum after the devolved governments' leaders meet to discuss Brexit at No 10.

Government to review 'fixed-odds' gambling machines

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:26:46 GMT

Ministers announce a review into controversial fixed odds betting terminals to "minimise" the risk of harm from gambling.

Tracy Brabin and Robert Courts sworn in as MPs

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:00:59 GMT

The winners of the by-elections prompted by Jo Cox's death and David Cameron's resignation take their places in the Commons.

Zac Goldsmith story

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:38:03 GMT

The environmentalist who joined the Conservatives and quit the party over Heathrow.

In quotes

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:18:27 GMT

What ministers say - and what they have said in the past - on Heathrow expansion.

Airport expansion

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:16:21 GMT

The decision to opt for a new runway at Heathrow is the latest chapter in a 50-year saga - but how much have the delays cost the UK economy?

Warning for UK

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:11:02 GMT

Regional governments in Belgium have blocked the EU's trade deal with Canada - could they do the same to the UK?

Milestone for May

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:51:26 GMT

As Theresa May marks her first 100 days in office, how does her performance shape up compared with her predecessors?

Winter chill

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:59:58 GMT

Poles prepare to fight their corner to defend freedom of movement as EU countries gear up for Brexit negotiations with the UK.

Hugh Schofield

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:22:06 GMT

The French authorities have already made detailed plans for moving migrants out of the Jungle camp near Calais.

The Brexit legal case

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:33:52 GMT

An in-depth look at the arguments in the 582-page transcript of the High Court hearing into whether or not MPs should vote before the Brexit process is triggered.

Bush in the boozer

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 02:30:49 GMT

What life is like when your local MP is also the prime minister?

Back on the agenda

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:47:47 GMT

The Scottish government has published its draft bill on a second independence referendum, but why now? Here, I attempt to answer some of the key questions being asked.

Check your area

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:04:29 GMT

Only 73 out of England's 163 grammar schools give any priority to children from low income families in their admissions policies, the BBC has found. Explore the data for grammar schools closest to you.

Grayling: Heathrow expansion 'right call for the country'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:07:58 GMT

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling tells the BBC building a new runway at London Heathrow airport is "the right call for the country".

Boris Johnson in Heathrow 'city of planes' warning

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:21:18 GMT

Long-time opponent of Heathrow expansion Boris Johnson warns that London looks set to become known as the "city of planes" if the third runway goes ahead.

Outsourcing the answer for public services?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:55:35 GMT

Does the private sector make public services more efficient?

UKIP MEP quits leader race for 'unity'

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:14:32 GMT

UKIP's Bill Etheridge tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire why he is backing current deputy leader Paul Nuttall in the leadership race.

Jo Johnson and Martyn Poliakoff perform scientific test

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:57:56 GMT

Science Minister Jo Johnson and Prof Martyn Poliakoff mix politics and science to look at carbon dioxide and the acidification of oceans.

Sturgeon warns May referendum 'not a bluff'

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:02:24 GMT

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns Theresa May she is not "bluffing" over her promise to hold an independence referendum if Scotland's vote against Brexit is "not respected".

Political insults: Churchill, Lloyd-George, Cable, Johnson and Widdecombe

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:16:10 GMT

A collection of cutting comments, some aimed at opponents, some at political colleagues.

UKIP leadership: John Rees-Evans declares

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:23:49 GMT

John Rees-Evans is the eighth candidate to declare in the UKIP leadership contest.

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.

UKIP leadership: The contenders to succeed Diane James

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:03:59 GMT

Who are the contenders to succeed Diane James as UKIP leader, after her shock resignation 18 days in to the job?

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.

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.

Summer Brexit Watch: Day-by-day

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 17:13:14 GMT

The UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June. Here's your daily summer briefing of all the latest Brexit-related news.

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

Sun, 02 Oct 2016 11:00:01 GMT

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

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?

'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.