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Employers who do not pay workers the national minimum wage and the National Living Wage will face tougher penalties under plans outlined by the government.
A £15m discounted bus travel scheme for young people launches across Wales.
The DUP will meet the prime minister on Tuesday to discuss the current crisis at Stormont.
The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating claims that an 87-year-old man's personal details were sold or passed on by charities up to 200 times.
The UK Independence Party says it will launch its own campaign against staying in the EU, instead of joining one of the two existing No campaigns.
Thousands of pounds of NHS personal health budgets are being spent on "treats" such as holidays and clothes, an investigation finds.
A ban on "unsafe lorries" on London's roads, introduced as part of efforts to protect cyclists, comes into force.
Education and welfare are expected to feature heavily when the Scottish first minister unveils her new Programme for Government.
Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper rejects claims her campaign is "boring".
BBC's new political editor on UK politics' 'amazing moment'
About 500 people are protesting in Rhyl against possible changes to hospital maternity services in north Wales.
Lord Montagu, who established the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, dies aged 88.
Chancellor George Osborne has announced more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.
Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt says it is "remarkable" that DUP leader Peter Robinson "cannot agree with me that enough is enough and take a principled stand".
Jeremy Corbyn is criticised for saying it was a "tragedy" that Osama Bin Laden was killed by the United States rather than being put on trial.
Production on the largest new oil and gas field to have been discovered in the North Sea for a decade is approved.
Leaders of Scotland's five main political parties promise to set out plans on how they will tackle climate change and reduce emissions.
Chancellor George Osborne announces more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, securing 6,700 jobs.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown says the next 12 months could determine the long-term fate of the union between England and Scotland.
Northern Ireland's political situation is "grave", says Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan.