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Commons committee votes to be Labour test of strength
Scotland's jobless total increased by 18,000 between June and August to stand at 170,000, according to official figures.
Jeremy Corbyn challenges David Cameron over tax credit cuts and affordable housing in his second Prime Minister's Questions appearance.
The number of people out of work in Wales drops, with 56,000 more with jobs compared with the same period last year.
MPs have no special protection from having their communications intercepted by UK intelligence agencies, a tribunal rules.
The former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the EU referendum is likely to be "jolly close" in an interview with the BBC's Newsnight.
Northern Ireland's first minister tells a parliamentary inquiry it is "outrageous" to allege he was to benefit from a controversial £1.24bn property deal.
The Chancellor George Osborne is urging moderate Labour Mps to vote in favour of his fiscal plan which would balance the books for future governments
The UK unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.4% in the three months to August, official figures show.
One in 10 children in Wales may be slipping through the net in getting a good start in life, the chief medical officer warns.
A single transport body with responsibility for roads, rail, buses and cycling in Wales is proposed among "radical" new measures from the Federation of Small Business.
A government minister tells the BBC that Merseyside is not ready to get a so-called "devolution deal" following a "disappointing" bid.
Lower speed limits and measures to reduce alcohol abuse should be introduced by the next Scottish government, a medical college says.
Chancellor George Osborne urges "moderate" Labour MPs to defy their party leadership and support his fiscal charter plans in Wednesday's vote.
A letter by Labour MP Tom Watson demanding Lord Brittan be interviewed about a rape allegation was only passed to police after he was questioned, prosecutors say.
A Labour AM who criticised the Welsh government spending nearly £20m on planning for an M4 relief road is sacked as a committee chair by the first minister.
The UK government refuses to drop the need for a referendum before Welsh ministers can vary income tax rates.
Minister for refugees Richard Harrington refuses to tell MPs how many Syrian refugees are in Britain, saying he will not give a "running commentary" on numbers.
John McDonnell says he "changed my mind" on tactics - not policy - after a U-turn sparks criticism within Labour.
UKIP loses overall control of Thanet District Council in Kent, its only local authority, after a fifth councillor defects.