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Despite higher education being devolved, ministers will be watching the outcome of the general election closely as it will impact on how colleges and students are funded.
Do Orkney and Shetland's residents feel distanced from the election?
Parents welcome extra childcare but providers say the fee they receive from the government does not cover their costs, reports Sanchia Berg.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats are to launch their manifesto, setting out plans to deliver a "decade of opportunity".
Nick Clegg says owners of second homes in rural beauty spots could face paying double the rate of council tax under Liberal Democrat plans.
Former Prime Minister John Major is to enter the election campaign and claim that a Labour government propped up by the SNP would be a "recipe for mayhem".
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.
Much has been made of the impact Scottish MPs could have after the election. But would it be anything new?
The BBC should be 'cut back to the bone' and the licence fee reduced by two thirds, according to UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Labour would launch an emergency recruitment drive to get 1,000 more nurses into training this year if they win the election, Ed Miliband will say.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says Ed Balls "would make an excellent chancellor" if his party wins the general election.
The UK election drive for votes in Scotland has continues at the start of the fourth week of campaigning.
Politicians from five political parties clash on a Daily Politics debate over the level of action taken to tackle climate change - with UKIP arguing it is not caused by humans.
The spotlight turns on to the detail of the SNP's policies as Nicola Sturgeon launches the party's general election manifesto with characteristic confidence.
David Cameron has described the latest boat disaster in the Mediterranean as a "dark day" for Europe and called for a "comprehensive" approach to the problem.
Plaid Cymru welcomes support from the Scottish first minister for Wales to have the same level of funding and power as Scotland.
Would the public accept the second place party forming the government? What about a prime minister who's not a party leader? Ten key constitutional questions about the next Parliament.
Labour accuses the Conservatives of a "double deceit" over the NHS as they begin a week of campaigning on the health service.
Sinn Féin is to seek an extra £1.5bn for Northern Ireland in negotiations with an incoming government following the general election.
With polls suggesting a hung parliament, it is inevitable that Ed Miliband is facing questions about any deal he might strike with the SNP.