'Glaring deficiencies' in EU debate, Electoral Reform Society says
The EU referendum campaign was dogged by "glaring democratic deficiencies" with voters turned off by big name politicians and negative campaigning, the Electoral Reform Society says.

James criticised over UKIP hustings absence
The favourite in UKIP's leadership race is accused by another candidate of "undemocratic" campaign tactics by refusing to take part in debates.

Government to 'push ahead' with Brexit
Downing Street says the government will "push ahead" with Brexit after ministers gather to discuss developments since the EU referendum.

Junior doctors plan week of all-out strikes
Junior doctors in England will take part in five consecutive days of strikes next month as they ramp up their opposition to a new contract that ministers are imposing on them.

Lib Dem leader warns of post-EU vote 'forces of racism'
The EU referendum result has divided the country and could be hijacked by "forces of racism, intolerance and hate", says Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

Owen Smith 'would not oppose' Scottish independence vote
Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith would not oppose a second Scottish independence vote, but says the party's position is down to Scottish Labour leaders.

Ban businesses from sacking new mums, say MPs
"Urgent action" is needed to give new and expectant mothers more protection at work after a "shocking" increase in discrimination, MPs say.

Replace MPs' expenses with allowance, says MP Paul Flynn
MPs should be given an allowance instead of having to claim for expenses, Labour's shadow Commons leader says.

Civil nuclear police lose pension battle
Representatives of a police force which protects British nuclear sites lose a High Court challenge over a new pension scheme.

Dover mayor Neil Rix admits snorting substance in toilet
Footage emerges online of the mayor of Dover snorting a substance in a toilet cubicle, leading him to claim he was "stitched up".

Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital 'bill of rights'
Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of a digital "bill of rights" proposed by Jeremy Corbyn.

UK and France pledge 'close co-operation' to resolve Calais migrants issue
The UK and France have pledged to work together and "step up" efforts to improve the migrant situation in Calais.

Stiglitz: independent Scots currency union plan 'may have been a mistake'
Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says Scotland's plans for a currency union with the UK during the 2014 independence campaign may have been a "mistake".

Labour calls Cameron aides' pay rises 'uber cronyism'
Theresa May is being urged to "claw back" money paid to some of David Cameron's former advisers after it was reported that they were given pay rises of up to 24% last year.

UK sees record number of foreign investment projects
A record number of investments were made by foreign firms in the UK in the year to April 2016, according to a report from the Department for International Trade.

Tributes paid to Ken Purchase after ex-Wolverhampton MP dies
Tributes are paid to Ken Purchase, the former MP for Wolverhampton North East, dies aged 77 after a short illness.

Illegal UK entry arrests surpass 27,000 in three years
More than 27,000 people suspected of illegally entering the UK have been arrested over the past three years, official figures obtained by the BBC show.

Air pollution 'neglected for road safety', researchers claim
Air pollution in UK cities has failed to improve because politicians prioritise road safety and economic growth instead, research suggests.

Ed Balls calls Corbyn leadership a 'leftist fantasy'
Ex-shadow chancellor Ed Balls says Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership is a "leftist utopian fantasy, devoid of connection to the reality of people's lives".

'Patients at risk' from length of GP consultations
The health of patients is being put at risk because GPs are being forced to carry out complex consultations in 10 minutes or less, doctors are warning.

Sir Richard Branson 'should lose knighthood' - John McDonnell
British tycoon Sir Richard Branson is a "tax exile" and should be stripped of his knighthood, shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggests.

Brexit may send EU 'down the drain' - German vice chancellor
Germany's vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says the EU could go "down the drain" if Brexit is handled badly and that the UK cannot keep the "nice things" without any responsibility.

Brexit Watch
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.

Split decision
How does Scotland view the UK Labour leadership contest?

Reality Check
A French official says people in the 'Jungle' Calais camp should be able to apply for UK asylum at a "hotspot" in France - but could it happen?

The Theresa May story
A profile of Theresa May, the UK's new Prime Minister.

Green contenders
Who are the candidates standing to lead the Green Party in England and Wales?

Who are the Corbynistas?
BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith spends the day with some Labour members in Leeds and finds little evidence of waning support for Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit to-do list
Battling ministers, the search for staff and working out what kind of deal to go for - how the Whitehall machine is gearing up for Brexit.

Profile: The Owen Smith story
A political profile of the man Labour MPs have selected to take on Jeremy Corbyn in a Labour leadership contest.

Seaside view
What's the first word that comes into your mind when you think of UKIP? It's probably not seaweed.

From the archives
The latest release of previously secret Foreign Office papers from the 1980s reveals a humorous footnote to the British government's ambivalent attitude towards Nelson Mandela.

Green and gone?
Outgoing Green Party leader Natalie Bennett on Jeremy Corbyn, group hugs, "brain freeze" and four years of "stupid" media questions.

MP Jacob Rees-Mogg on Conservative Brexit 'turf wars' claims
A Tory MP says there has been only 'cricket pitch mowing', not turf wars, over Brexit

Theresa May addresses cabinet at start of Brexit meeting
Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the cabinet as they gather at her official Chequers country residence for their first meeting since the summer break.

'Death threats mean I question my role as an MP'
Conservative MP, Maria Caulfield and Labour MP, Jon Ashworth, have spoken about how they've dealt with recent death threats.

Ex-Army chief on Lariam side effects
A former head of the Army has apologised to troops given an anti-malaria drug he refused to take himself because of "catastrophic" mental health effects.

I wouldn't 'rush' to invoke Article 50 - Lord O'Donnell
Former head of the civil service says leaving the EU will take a long time.

Jeremy Corbyn 'concerned' over voter exclusion claims
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is "very concerned" that some people may have been "unfairly" barred from voting in the party's leadership election.

Duncan Smith 'certain' of Brexit trigger in new year
Brexit campaigner Iain Duncan Smith on triggering Article 50.

What is the point of UKIP now?
What is the point of UKIP now the UK has voted to leave the EU? Chris Mason reports from Broadstairs in Kent, where UKIP run the local council.

Guide to the Labour leader contest
Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith are competing for the Labour leadership. Here's a guide to the timetable and rules of the contest- and what sparked it.

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

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

Brexit: What happens now?
The UK has voted to leave the EU. Here is what is likely to happen next.

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU
A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.

The result in maps and charts
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
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
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
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
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
What we know about the make-up of David Cameron's new cabinet