15 December 2014
All the bizarre news stories that have emerged from UKIP in recent days reflect a power struggle within a party that aspires to hold the balance of power after the next election.
Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade blows over the economy in the last Prime Minister's Questions of 2014.
All the action, reaction and analysis as David Cameron faced Ed Miliband and backbench MPs for his last questions session before the Christmas break.
UKIP spent almost as much as the Conservatives at this year's European elections - while the Lib Dems outspent Labour, Electoral Commission figures show.
2 December 2014
George Osborne's challenge is simple to explain but hard to achieve. He will want to use the poor borrowing figures to try to convince voters that the recovery is still too fragile to risk any change of government. But he will want to avoid voters concluding that his failure to fix the deficit at the pace he intended means that it might be time to give Labour a go.
Mark Mardell on Scottish Labour's new leader
George Osborne's EU payment plan makes little difference
The options and what it will mean for the rest of the UK
Councils flex muscle in search for local power
Should ministers be able to ban Britons from returning home?
What we know parties will be promising at next year's election
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys
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