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MPs and peers get compostable cups as Parliament goes plastic-free

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There has been growing concern about the effects of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans Compostable cutlery, coffee cups, salad boxes and straws are being introduced in Parliament as…

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Westminster car crash: ‘I saw a man driving towards Parliament’

An eyewitness to the crash said he saw the car ‘driving at speed’ into a bollard. Cyclists were hit in the crash and London Ambulance Service said it had taken two patients to hospital with…


Parliament car crash: Man arrested as pedestrians injured

A number of people have been injured after a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard say. Armed police, ambulances and firefighters are responding to the incident in central London,…


First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

Image copyright PRONI Image caption Constance Markievicz died in 1927 aged 59, nine years after refusing to take her seat in Westminster One hundred years after winning a seat in the House of Commons, the…


Parliament: Warning over Westminster harassment response

Image copyright PA Victims of alleged harassment at Westminster have told the BBC that others affected are still too frightened to come forward. One victim suggested “forces are trying to scupper” plans for a new…


Brexit: Crowds gather for People’s Vote march to Parliament

Image caption The rally is starting in Pall Mall, central London, before moving to Parliament Square Campaigners are gathering in central London to demand a final vote on any UK exit deal. Thousands of people…


Brexit: MPs says PM must honour ‘assurances’ over Parliament’s role

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSolicitor General, Robert Buckland says Brexit legislation will be improved Tory MPs are to discuss with ministers what will happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit…


Safe-standing debate goes to Parliament as over 110,000 sign petition

Richard Conway explains Shrewsbury Town’s plans for safe standing Safe-standing in the Premier League and Championship will be debated in Parliament on 25 June. It comes after a successful petition to the UK government, which…


Should UK Parliament vote on Syria air strikes?

A row erupts on Question Time over the issue of parliamentary authorisation for military action in Syria. Members of the panel included Jo Johnson, Conservative MP, investment fund manager Nicola Horlick and Jonathan Freedland, journalist…


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