Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
Bigger pay rises may be on offer in the coming year, according to Martin Weale, a member of the Bank of England's interest rate setting committee.
Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
Philip Bradbourn, a Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, has died, the party announces.
Ex-services personnel who are sent to prison in England and Wales will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the government says.
The Conservatives suspend two of Theresa May's advisers from a list of 2015 general election candidates amid a row over campaigning.
Nigel Farage says an ex-UKIP candidate recorded using a derogatory word about Chinese people had been "loutish" but suggests "a lot of people would use" the term.
The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
A tour of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.
The chairman of the BMA in Scotland calls for "real change" to ensure the NHS in Scotland is sustainable for future generations.
BBC Democracy Live takes you on a tour of the Scottish Parliament.
The Welsh public have the right to decide what powers they want and what powers the UK should have, Carwyn Jones says.
A guide to the National Assembly for Wales.
As councils learn how much money they will have next year to spend on local services, Patrick Burns looks at the situation in the West Midlands.
Police chiefs and council leaders are calling for help in the form of extra government grants as budget cuts bite.
Political analysis from around England
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
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