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The options and what it will mean for the rest of the UK
Tories may have a more Eurosceptic appearance than most Westminster parties, but history shows a more Europhile tone.
Lower fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.
South of Scotland Lib Dem MSP Jim Hume is formally launching a bill at Holyrood to prevent smoking in cars when children are in them.
Kerry Smith resigns from the UK Independence Party after being forced to quit as a prospective parliamentary candidate.
Further discussions are due to take place among Northern Ireland's political parties on Tuesday, ahead of formal talks with the British and Irish governments the following day.
Pupils in Wales should start studying their maths GCSEs courses a year earlier than they do now, according to the head of the largest exam board in Wales.
The government is expected to set out a range of proposals for introducing "English votes for English laws" later after the parties failed to reach agreement on the way forward.
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy will announce his new front bench team later, with new jobs for Iain Gray and Jenny Marra.
Councils flex muscle in search for local power
Government plans to make firefighters in England work until they are 60 and to increase their pension contributions are backed by MPs.
UKIP has secured a share of more than £1.5m in EU funding normally set aside for parties promoting integration, Newsnight learns.
An inquiry into historical child sex abuse should be able to compel witnesses to give evidence and have statutory powers, Home Secretary Theresa May has said.
The Home Secretary Theresa May has rejected calls for a judge lead inquiry into whether British intelligence agents colluded in alleged torture by the CIA.
Up to 10,000 passengers at Heathrow alone were affected by an air traffic control computer failure, the transport secretary confirms.
The BBC's Chris Mason has been to Basildon to find out what the public think about Kerry Smith's remarks
Theresa May says she did not seek the redaction of information from a report about the CIA's alleged use of torture.
David Cameron has made a series of promises on the economy for a future Conservative government and attacked Labour's plans for the deficit.
The defence secretary insists UK combat troops are not returning to Iraq although more military personnel may be sent.