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David Cameron has described himself as fun and optimistic as he made a pitch to win over women voters.
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.
Continue to invest in Trident could be a key election issue
The government has been defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted to change UK visa laws to give greater protection to overseas domestic workers.
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The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.
Longannet power station faces the threat of closure within a year unless the cost of connecting it to the national grid is reduced, BBC Scotland understands.
Staff morale is being damaged by criticisms of the NHS in Wales, a nursing chief tells the prime minister.
PMQs battle between David Cameron and Ed Miliband over MPs second jobs is reviewed by Andrew Neil and Nick Robinson.
Sir Peter Tapsell warns that restricting the work that MPs can do would result in parliament being filled with "obsessive crackpots".
A future Labour government would put greater emphasis on the arts and creative subjects in schools, the party's leader has said.
The Labour Party's candidate to fight the seat of Bradford West at the general election withdraws days after her selection, citing family reasons.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the UK is considering "further requests" for support from Ukraine but will not send combat troops.
Michael Fallon confirms that UK service personnel will be sent to Ukraine to help with medical, logistics, infantry and intelligence training.
In response to a question about faster rail links in East Anglia, the PM attempts a gentle dig at Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls.
Labour's Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali raised the issue of the three British schoolgirls from the London borough who are thought to have travelled to Syria, saying their families are "devastated".
The PM says he is not ruling out further changes on second jobs but says the existing rules should be "properly applied".
The Scottish government awards £14.3m to Wave Energy Scotland to 'kick start' the new marine energy body.
Ed Miliband challenges David Cameron to back his party's proposed ban on MPs from working as consultants or directors of private companies.