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The funding of schools in England will be overhauled to remove big regional differences in levels of per pupil funding, George Osborne confirms.
How has the chancellor pulled off the magical trick of cutting less without inflating the deficit?
Police have greeted the news there will be no further cuts to their budgets with disbelief, says Danny Shaw, but what influenced the chancellor's decision?
Network Rail wants to sell £1.8bn of railway arch space, disused depots and shop space in bigger stations to help raise the cash to upgrade UK railways.
The so-called Islamic State group says one of its suicide bombers carried out Tuesday's deadly attack on a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunisia.
Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in the Commons, when Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell brandished a copy while accusing the government of relying on Chinese investment.
An apprenticeship levy on company payrolls will fund three million places for apprentices, the chancellor says, but business groups call it a "new payroll tax".
The government has agreed to talks at Acas in the junior doctors' dispute - but the strikes have not been called off.
The UK chancellor has said that the science budget will be protected in real terms - equating to an increase.
Kyle Edmund and James Ward are in contention for the second British singles place at the Davis Cup final against Belgium.
Tyson Fury sings a Bette Midler classic to Wladimir Klitschko at a public workout before Saturday's world title fight.
Tim Wonnacott steps down from Bargain Hunt two months after reports he had had "a bust-up" with the BBC show's producers.
Researchers have discovered the camera in the Nest Cam security device is always operating - even when turned off by the user.
Digital radio station Radio X may have to change its name after its trademark application was refused.
Chancellor George Osborne promises to increase funding to Arts Council England and national museums and galleries in his Spending Review.
A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
The government pledges a 29% increase in funding for UK Sport in the Chancellor's autumn Spending Review.
The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
The chancellor has executed a spectacular U-turn on tax credits but will it damage his reputation within his own party as well as the public?
Apple purchases the company behind motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film.