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Local authorities are playing their part in the refugee crisis but need cash help from central government, a Welsh council leader says.
Prime Minister David Cameron says the UK will take "thousands" more refugees who have fled fighting in Syria and are in UN camps in neighbouring countries.
Bristol's mayor is urging residents to find a space in their homes for refugees, as the city says it hopes to take some of the "desperate".
The number of single-use carrier bags handed out by shops in Wales falls by 71% since charges were introduced in 2011.
David Cameron is expected to announce plans to increase the number of refugees being allowed into the UK, taking people from Syrian border camps.
Adults who lack basic science and maths skills risk being "bamboozled" and making bad decisions, according to a leading scientist.
Palliative care experts say more investment is needed to improve the care of dying patients.
Scotland's finance secretary is to meet a key Westminster counterpart to try to reach an agreement on a new funding deal for Scotland.
The Scottish first minister writes to Prime Minister David Cameron calling for the UK to accept its "proportionate share" of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the conduct of MPs in the House of Commons.
The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.
The UK should take in 25,000 refugees over the next six months, former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett tells the BBC's Newsnight.
An former UKIP parliamentary candidate apologises after saying a Syrian boy found drowned in Turkey died because his parents were "greedy for the good life in Europe".
Downing Street confirms that "urgent, intensive and focused cross-party talks" will begin next week in Belfast in an attempt to resolve the crisis at the assembly.
Prime Minister David Cameron is set to be invited to address the European Parliament about British renegotiation of its EU membership.
The UK should "take its share" of refugees from Syria, Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies says.
Large-scale government capital spending of up to £50bn is needed to close the economic gap between the North and the South, a think tank believes.
A businessman tells a Stormont inquiry he has tapes that show an "ingrained culture of inappropriate and possibly illegal conduct" across the political, banking, legal and accountancy sectors.
Nicola Sturgeon says she was reduced to tears by photos of a dead Syrian boy washed up on a Turkish beach.
Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.