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Parents who default on their child maintenance payments face being turned down for mortgages and credit cards under new government plans.
There are serious and deeply ingrained problems with child and adolescent mental health services, officials warn.
Was gunpowder plotter Fawkes set up?
First Minister Carwyn Jones talks to Mark Easton about how Welsh devolution is working and what he wants to change.
Why Coventry's primary schools may be a lesson in themselves.
The many faces of the musician, conspiracy theorist and politician
The coalition bloomed in rose garden, withered in Home Office
What options could Cameron consider?
See how parties have been doing in opinion surveys
Runners and riders who might replace Johann Lamont
A by-election is being held in the constituency of Rochester and Strood, Kent, on 20 November.