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Scotland's new first minister is to say that smashing to "smithereens" the glass ceiling faced by women is an important part of tackling inequality.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.
A political discussion featuring speakers from UKIP was called off after more than 1,100 people signed a petition opposing it.
Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.
Papers seen by BBC Scotland suggest the Smith Commission contemplated more extensive welfare devolution until the final phase of talks.
Spending on front-line policing in England is set to fall by a fifth in the next five years, according to the London School of Economics.
Westminster parties must balance the books by 2020
Support for the party with the toughest policy on mass immigration has fallen while smaller political parties are doing well.
Simon Darby says the BNP's message on immigration has been "pretty well co-opted" by other political parties.
Labour's Gloria De Piero claims former coalfield communities are unfairly treated
MEPs vote on a censure motion in a bid to force Jean-Claude Juncker out of his post with questions over tax.
Highlights of the European political week in Strasbourg include a Papal visit, along with TTIP and the economy.
Stormont's Standards and Privileges Committee says Iris Robinson committed a serious breach of assembly rules, but First Minister Peter Robinson did not.
Jeremy Paxman says he was approached to become a Conservative candidate for London mayor - but is not interested in it.
A former council chief at the centre of a row over cash payments made in lieu of pension contributions was given a luxury Porsche lease car as his work vehicle, BBC Wales learns.
A police officer who witnessed the so-called "plebgate" row says it was a "nonsense incident" that should not have cost Andrew Mitchell his job.
The University of Birmingham's new chancellor calls for a rise in the number of international students.
In a film from Copenhagen, Politics Europe finds that Denmark is very green, but it's not very cheap.
The Department of the Environment's road safety promotion campaign could be significantly curtailed as a result of budget cuts, which could also see up to 500 jobs losses across the department.
The Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and the Secretary of State Theresa Villiers are to attend a British-Irish Council summit in the Isle of Man on Friday.