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Girl guides write to leading MPs for support to be "part of the future that truly sees parity between men and women."
Chancellor George Osborne keeps his milk in a locked fridge at the Treasury, his Liberal Democrat colleague Danny Alexander claims.
A "misinterpretation" of court judgements may be to blame for the fall in adoption rates, Education Minister Lord Nash tells the Lords.
A motion of no confidence in Jean-Claude Juncker's European Commission will be put to a vote next week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Bob Geldof describes himself as a "pleb" as he defends his friend, the ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell, in the so-called plebgate libel trial.
Leaks are the "lifeblood" of political reporting, the trial of a Sun journalist accused of paying a press officer for information hears.
Ed Miliband has defended plans for a "mansion tax" on homes worth more than £2m after singer Myleene Klass said it would hit "little grannies".
The government is defeated in a Commons vote on the control that large breweries can exercise over pubs.
MPs take evidence on the treatment of financial services consumers.
Theresa May has said that it is never acceptable for police to mis-record crime after a report suggested that one in five of all crimes reported to the police are not being recorded.
Jobless migrants from the EU would have to wait two years before they can claim out of work benefits, under new plans proposed by the Labour Party.
MPs hold an evidence session as part of its inquiry into school oversight.
STV is found to be in breach of broadcasting rules for repeating a current affairs programme on the day of the independence referendum.
Alex Salmond's political legacy is debated by his unofficial biographer David Torrance and the Sun's Kevin Schofield.
The number of people dying within a month of admission to hospital has fallen by 15.9% in the past seven years, according to NHS statistics.
Lord Browne quits his role in the Cabinet Office, saying he is "realistic" about how businesslike the civil service can be.
Passengers at London's St Pancras station, which has UK and international rail services, are asked about immigration.
On the day he steps down as First Minister, BBC archives re-trace Alex Salmond's career in UK and Scottish politics.
The campaign for the by-election in Rochester enters its last 48 hours, as the BBC's Norman Smith talks to all candidates for the seat.
Voters go to the polls in the Rochester and Strood by-election on Thursday, prompted by the defection of its MP.