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Brexit: EU leaders pave way for future trade talks

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:52:48 GMT

EU leaders agree to start talking about post-Brexit trade among themselves but not with the UK for now.

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from trade union

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:56:25 GMT

Ian Lavery MP received £165,000 from the 10 member trade union he ran.

Plaid: '£30m needed for Brexit shock'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:49:56 GMT

Simon Thomas's conference comments will be seen as a call for Plaid Cymru to reposition itself.

Don't ignore MPs' universal credit vote, Sir Edward Leigh warns

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:42:52 GMT

Sir Edward Leigh criticises the government's response to a Commons vote to pause universal credit.

Tougher measures for 999 staff attacks debated

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:59:13 GMT

We need to stand by emergency workers who stand by us, says an MP whose law idea is being debated.

UK banks 'exposed to money laundering in South Africa'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:33:04 GMT

Lord Hain says up to £400m may inadvertently have been laundered by HSBC and Standard Chartered.

Clinton and May discuss Stormont crisis

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:20:41 GMT

The prime minister discusses the political impasse in NI with former US president Bill Clinton.

'No proceedings' against Lib Dem MSP over election case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:00:17 GMT

Prosecutors say there will be no proceedings against Alex Cole-Hamilton over claims he broke electoral law.

Caitríona Ruane resigns as deputy assembly speaker

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:06:24 GMT

Caitríona Ruane did not stand in the March election and faced calls to quit over her £55,000 salary.

Pro-Brexit MPs urge Theresa May to quit talks

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:01:07 GMT

Pro-Brexit MPs and business leaders step up pressure on Theresa May ahead of crunch EU summit.

Crime rises by 13% in England and Wales, ONS statistics say

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:44:31 GMT

There were an average of 100,000 crimes a week in the year to June, the Office for National Statistics says.

Smacking to be banned in Scotland

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:44:33 GMT

The move would make the country the first part of the UK to outlaw the physical punishment of children.

Parliament investigates report of falling masonry

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:59:30 GMT

A car window has apparently been smashed by masonry falling from a Parliamentary building.

Big Ben will chime again in November but may be inaccurate

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:34:04 GMT

The chimes will be the first since August when they stopped to allow repairs to the Elizabeth Tower.

Theresa May to scrap universal credit helpline charges

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:19:08 GMT

But PM rejects Labour's calls to pause the new benefit's roll-out as she loses symbolic Commons vote.

'Rogue' property agents to be targeted, ministers say

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:55:52 GMT

Plans to protect leaseholders and tenants in England from unfair costs are set out by ministers.

EU Withdrawal Bill 'won't be debated this month'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:08:24 GMT

Labour says the "further delay" shows "the government's Brexit strategy is in paralysis".

Unemployment drops by 52,000 but pay squeeze continues

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:11:48 GMT

The number of people out of work falls by 52,000, but earnings fail to keep pace with inflation.

Tim Loughton: The MP who loves being in hot water

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:04:47 GMT

Tim Loughton says a long soak is the best way "to relax and compose my thoughts for the day ahead".

UKIP's Neil Hamilton named as leader in Wales by Henry Bolton

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:27:20 GMT

Henry Bolton appoints his team of spokespeople after winning UKIP's latest leadership contest.

Theresa May defends football referee Tory MP Douglas Ross

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:39:23 GMT

Douglas Ross is to miss a debate on universal credit because he is officiating in a Champions League match.

Tuition fee rise to £9,295 in Wales is scrapped

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:36:30 GMT

The education secretary also confirms the income level at which loans have to be repaid will rise.

Reality Check

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:03:02 GMT

After five rounds of talks, the two sides are making competing claims about progress. How much has really been made?

The other 'no deal' view

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:40:39 GMT

Reporters covering the EU summit in Brussels share how their countries see a "no deal" Brexit.

Lenin in London

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:18:31 GMT

How events in London in the early 20th Century played a vital role in the lead up to the Russian Revolution.

Going underground

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:48:41 GMT

It's been a year since a committee recommended vacating the Palace of Westminster for a complete refurbishment.

Reality Check

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:31:41 GMT

Theresa May and EU leaders say they are hopeful of reaching a Brexit deal - what if they don't?

Reality Check

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:01:57 GMT

How do plans to expand childcare provision in Scotland compare with schemes in the rest of the UK?

Poll tracker

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:02:50 GMT

BBC political analyst Peter Barnes looks at how the polls have panned out over the summer.

'Life is good'

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:00:02 GMT

What do people waiting for an organ, or who have recently had a transplant, make of plans for an opt-out organ donation system in England?

What next for the Greens?

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:47:47 GMT

Conference mood is optimistic despite a poor general election and Labour encroaching on its turf.

Titanium Theresa

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:25:25 GMT

People at this week's Tory conference in Manchester got well used to the sounds of David Guetta.

Tories on Corbyn

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:34:17 GMT

Tory members say they underestimated the Labour leader - but can't agree on how to fight back.

The 'British Dream'?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:28:59 GMT

The PM has promised to bring back the 'British Dream', although few of us agree on what the idea means.

Reality Check

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:28:37 GMT

Black people remain more likely to be stopped and searched than any other ethnic group.

Who's who

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:42:26 GMT

Profiles of eight people who will work out the detail of the exit deal.

'Don't try to be cool'

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:28:29 GMT

More young people are voting than at any time in the last 25 years, but largely not for the Conservatives. What should they do?

Who's that girl?

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:20:43 GMT

Lauren Stocks, 16, on public speaking, trolls and her political ambitions for the future.

Election: Key points at-a-glance

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 16:18:30 GMT

An at-a-glance summary of the key points of Election 2017.

Which seats changed hands at election?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 08:28:55 GMT

As the UK wakes up to a hung Parliament find out which seats have changed hands.

Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:01:50 GMT

Theories abound about how Theresa May threw away her Commons majority in last week's general election - here are 10 of them.

Party conferences 2017

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:56:08 GMT

The latest on the major political parties in the autumn conference season.

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

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:09:13 GMT

A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union after the 2016 referendum.

Who's who: Theresa May's cabinet

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:57:27 GMT

Theresa May forms her new government after failing to win a majority in the election.

Armando Iannucci talks Alan Partridge and Malcolm Tucker

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:18:22 GMT

The state of politics means there is no need for The Thick of It, and it would be "beyond sitcom territory" to produce Veep currently, says Armando Iannucci.

Brexit trading under WTO would be 'national humiliation'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:35:28 GMT

Peter Mandelson says we would lose all preferential trade agreements if we switched to WTO

Heseltine: Brexit manoeuvring 'makes me weep'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:53:46 GMT

Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government.

Brexit talks: Michel Barnier focuses on three things

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:54:43 GMT

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has consistently called for agreement on these three things before talks go on.

Jeremy Corbyn meets EU negotiator Michel Barnier

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:13:13 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the BBC after meeting EU negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels.

999 police and NHS workers on assaults by the public

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:10:59 GMT

An ambulance worker and a police officer give graphic descriptions of verbal and physical assaults by the public.