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Labour must "end the madness" of recent weeks over Jeremy Corbyn's candidacy and choose Yvette Cooper as its next leader, Alan Johnson says.
Calais and the story of the UK's ID cards
A High Court judge criticises an assembly member for bringing a libel action against three Newport men "without any proper foundation".
A profile of the ex-Conservative Prime Minister
Labour MP Tom Watson calls for a national inquiry into all historical allegations of child abuse, amid claims of historic child sexual abuse by former prime minister, Sir Edward Heath.
The Met Police is investigating late ex-PM Edward Heath as part of their inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims, the BBC understands.
Sport funding in the UK faces an overhaul in a bid to reverse disappointing participation figures and save the London 2012 legacy.
Jeremy Corbyn is calling for the "re-industrialisation" of northern England through higher spending on transport, housing and broadband while Andy Burnham pledges help for part-time workers.
Last month the Cabinet Office took control of policy on freedom of information. But how good is the Cabinet Office's own record on handling FOI requests?
The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.
Consideration should be given to appointing a Welsh justice to the Supreme Court, a review says.
Cuts to the Welsh TV channel S4C undermine an industry supporting hundreds of jobs, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood says.
A Sinn Féin minister calls for greater scrutiny of the relationship between MI5 agents and dissident republicans in Northern Ireland
Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
What do the EU's present challenges mean for its future?
On the campaign trail with Labour hopeful Liz Kendall
Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
Do UK actions v IS match its words?
The UK is to extend air strikes by RAF Tornados against the Islamic State group by an extra year, to March 2017, the defence secretary says on a visit to Iraq.
The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.