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Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.
David Cameron reportedly suggests former health secretary Andrew Lansley to fill one of the UN's most influential roles.
Nearly £750m in council tax went unpaid last year, as collection rates fall for only the second time.
Renewable power has overtaken nuclear to become the main source of electricity in Scotland, according to the latest figures.
The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.
The QC for former chief whip Andrew Mitchell in the so-called plebgate trial has said there was "powerful evidence" the MP did not use the term.
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.
SNP MSP Christine Grahame explains why she would consider standing for the party in an English constituency in the next general election.
Police say they are investigating Lord Hanningfield over his expenses after his suspension from the House of Lords.
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton warns of "considerable" job losses in the public sector, but cannot put an exact figure on cuts through voluntary redundancy.
The new chief executive of the civil service says the government has attempted "too much transformative change" at once.
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The boss of Royal Mail is accused of "scaremongering" by the business secretary, after telling MPs that there is a threat to the universal service.
MPs take evidence on flood risk management.
An area of Caerphilly becomes the most deprived community in Wales, official figures show.
An MP described awaking from a coma in a US hospital to a phone call asking how he was going to settle his bill.
Former England footballer Sol Campbell clashes with Labour MP Owen Smith over the party's proposed mansion tax.
Former England footballer Sol Campbell clashes with Labour MP Owen Smith over the party's proposed "mansion tax".
David Cameron remarks on the look of Tory MPs Jake Berry and Jason McCartney, sporting Movember moustaches.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash on figures with competing claims about NHS services in England