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Green MP calls for SNP alliance
Green Party MP Caroline Lucas calls for a "progressive alliance" with the SNP as her party holds what it says is its largest ever conference.

Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway
Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.

Population 'up 565,000 since 2011'
England's population has risen by more than half a million since 2011 because of immigration, a major analysis by Oxford University estimates.

Plaid's equal funding for Wales call
Plaid Cymru will demand equal funding for Wales and Scotland in any Westminster coalition talks after the general election.

New mental health rights proposed
Proposals to give more rights to people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions are unveiled by the government.

Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge
The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars
The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has said.

Serious crimes 'given slap on wrist'
Serious offences including violent and sexual crimes and persistent offenders are too often given a "just a slap on the wrist" with a caution, MPs say.

Cameron hits back after coward claims
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as the BBC Trust rejects the DUP's appeal to be included.

Three-child benefit limit considered
The Conservatives are considering limiting child benefit to three children, which could save £300m a year in the long term, BBC Newsnight learns.

MPs face curb on expenses payments
MPs will be banned from claiming expenses for dinners, TV licences and pre-23:00 taxis after May's election.

Clegg calls for 'Cornish Assembly'
The Liberal Democrats say they would offer the people of Cornwall a new assembly which would get new powers to run local services.

Ex-MP denial after police search home
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has denied being part of any "rent-boy ring" after police searched his home.

MPs call for Mumsnet spy recruitment
UK intelligence services need to recruit more female spies, particularly middle-aged women and mothers, by using websites such as Mumsnet, MPs say.

BBC rejects DUP's TV debates appeal
The DUP's Nigel Dodds says the BBC Trust's decision to reject the party's appeal to take part in TV election debates "defies belief".

Introduction
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

Sturgeon against assisted suicide
The first minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is "not convinced" by new legislation which would allow assisted suicide.

Introduction
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.

No backing down on £10,000 pay hike
The body that sets assembly members' pay sticks to its proposals to increase their basic salaries by £10,000.

Introduction
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.

Why was Oxford child abuse ignored?
Why were those in power in Oxford unable to spot the vulnerable children who were exploited for sex by a gang of men?

Midlands respond to Northern Power
East Midlands councils come together in response to Northern Powerhouse

Political editors across England
Political analysis from around England

VIDEO: Science and Technology Committee
The Committee hosts a "Voice of the Future 2015" event

Links to UK political websites
Links to political parties and other useful websites covering UK politics.

Who's who: Cameron's cabinet
Here's a full list of who is doing what job in David Cameron's new cabinet

Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet
The details of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet following the recent reshuffle.

European Parliaments online
Links to other Parliamentary broadcasters

VIDEO: Can marketing change your vote?
The Today programme's John Humprys is in Watford with marketing expert Gail Parminter and some political soap-powder.

VIDEO: Scotland election battle 'wide open'
Labour is vowing to "fight every step of the way" in Scotland despite polling suggesting the party could face a near wipe-out at the hands of the Scottish National Party.

VIDEO: 'Chaos and confusion' over TV debates
Political parties have been "locked out of the discussions" over leaders' election debates, says Grant Shapps.

VIDEO: Miliband challenges PM on immigration
Ed Miliband reminds David Cameron of a "no ifs, no buts" contract in 2010 to reduce net migration to the UK.

VIDEO: PM on Trident: No-one wants grubby deal
Speaking of Trident, David Cameron said his party would "make sure it was properly renewed" in the next Parliament.

VIDEO: 'I am against modern cult of fattism'
Journalist James Delingpole on who should pay for the health care of people who are overweight.

VIDEO: 'Cancer target missed for 20,000 people'
An MP who lost his father, mother and sister to cancer questions the prime minister about cancer referral targets.

VIDEO: Will Cameron attend TV leader debates?
The prime minster is asked about planned TV election debates, which are due to take place on three dates in April.

The first tea towel election?
Judging by the direct marketing, this could be a tea towel election

How many leaders in a debate?
How many leaders have other countries had in TV debates?

Is Labour making a mess of Bradford West?
Is Labour making a mess of Bradford West?

TV political debates: Lessons from history
Lessons from history - Nixon, Reagan and Sarkozy's tips

Where did the word 'hustings' come from?
Where did the word 'hustings' come from?

Manifesto watch: Where parties stand
What we know parties will be promising at next year's election