Martin McGuinness is stepping down as the MP for Mid-Ulster - despite never having actually taken his seat in Westminster.
Hillsborough victims and their families are lamenting the death of Sir Irvine Patnick - because he will not be 'held responsible' for his role in the Hillsborough tragedy cover-up.
Labour's tax credit system resulted in £10 billion being wasted on fraud and error, Iain Duncan Smith has said.
Britain's bafflingly positive employment figures are set to continue to confuse economists into 2013.
The Labour party will begin providing detailed policy proposals next year, Ed Miliband has promised in his new year's message.
Liberal Democrats will continue to defy Conservative right-wingers by keeping the coalition in the centre of British politics, Nick Clegg has pledged.
Margaret Thatcher's senior legal adviser suggested a "James Bond" solution to the threat posed by French-supplied Exocet missiles during the 1982 Falklands War, it has emerged.
People with autism are at risk of being let down by the government, a group of MPs has warned.
Women's magazines should drop articles encouraging miracle weight loss diets from their January issues, a minister has said.
Nick Clegg has warned eurosceptic Conservatives pushing for an in-out referendum against "putting the cart before the horse".
Voters are increasingly supportive of the coalition's gay marriage plans despite the opposition from some parts of traditionalist England, a new poll shows.
The coalition's bid to legalise same-sex marriage will be compared to Nazism by a Catholic bishop later.
Prospective foster parents are to be given more chances to choose the child they will eventually adopt under new plans announced this Christmas.
Metropolitan commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe is enduring a troubled Christmas, as Conservative allies of Andrew Mitchell continue to pile on pressure over the plebgate scandal.
Coalition proposals to increase court fees are "pricing people out of justice", a Liberal Democrat backbencher has warned.
Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell has no confidence in Metropolitan police commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe, according to reports.
The government's plans to split banks' retail and investment branches "fall well short", MPs have warned.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested over the 'plebgate' affair involving Andrew Mitchell.
Ireland was steadying itself for a hugely emotional political debate today, after the government took the first steps towards legalising abortion.
A damning report by MPs condemning the BBC's "cavalier use of public money" has been dismissed as "shabby" by Lord Patten.
"If people don't know what you're doing, they don't know what you're doing wrong," Sir Humphrey Appleby once said - but civil servants will soon have fewer places to hide.
Last year's referendum on whether the UK should adopt the alternative voting system for general elections cost the taxpayer £75 million, according to a report out today.
Ofgem must be stricter in cracking down on anti-competitive practices in the energy sector, according to a panel of MPs.
Nearly half of all British troops currently in Afghanistan will be withdrawn by the end of 2013's "fighting season", ministers have confirmed.