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Government borrowing fell to £7.7bn in October, official figures show, down £0.2bn from a year earlier.
David Steel recalls Africa, SDP, rapping and Spitting Image
Veteran Labour MP Dennis Skinner turns on UKIP's new MP, Mark Reckless, just moments after he is sworn into the Commons.
Plane-maker Airbus is investing £100m in research, development and training with £48m for its Flintshire factory.
Labour's Douglas Alexander says the Rochester and Strood by-election result has sent "strong messages" to all parties and highlighted a sense of "alienation".
The story of the UK Independence Party's rise in British politics
The UKIP has secured its second directly-elected MP - leader Nigel Farage says the result sends the message, "If you vote UKIP, you get UKIP."
Labour's Douglas Alexander has described UKIP's victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election in Kent as, "a humiliation for the prime minister."
There has been a major jump in spending by firms in Wales to create the hi-tech products of the future, as innovators and businesses hold an investment summit in Newport.
A deal is struck to electrify railway lines in the south Wales valleys after a row between the UK and Welsh governments over who should pay.
The UK Independence Party has taken its second seat from the Conservatives, winning the Rochester and Strood by-election in Kent.
Nick Robinson on Nigel Farage's hopes of holding balance of power
The UK Independence Party has its second elected MP at Westminster after Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election by 2,920 votes.
The UK Independence Party's Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election, giving the party a second seat at Westminster.
MPs will debate are to debate a bill which its supporters say will roll back what they see as the creeping privatisation of the NHS in England
Scotland's new First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce a ministerial re-shuffle later with a strong female presence expected.
HM Revenue and Customs has not properly investigated why a tax relief scheme has cost £2bn more than expected, according to the National Audit Office.
Labour's Emily Thornberry resigns from the Labour front bench over a tweet she sent during the Rochester and Strood by-election campaign.