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Ministers are urged not to commit further public money to plans for a £315m motor racing circuit in south Wales.
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
Blogger Sunny Hundal says Raif Badawi's treatment means the UK should stop "hugging" the Saudi Arabia regime.
MPs react angrily to news that the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War will not report until after the general election.
A decision to delay publishing a long-awaited report following the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war is described as an "insult".
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The failure to protect whistleblowers remains a "stain" on the reputation of the NHS in England, MPs have said.
The author of a report into Scotland's child protection system expresses "disappointment" with "lack of progress" implementing its recommendations.
Finance Secretary John Swinney is expected to confirm later that he is to reduce proposed new tax rates on Scottish property purchases.
The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war will not report until after the UK election, the BBC's Nick Robinson says
Chief executives are less optimistic about the economy this year than last, a survey unveiled at the World Economic Forum by PwC suggests.
As part of the BBC's Democracy Day, the BBC's home editor Mark Easton asks whether access to public data is a good thing.
MPs question Chancellor George Osborne on more powers for Scotland.
Former Commons Speaker Baroness Boothroyd says the hours being worked by MPs are "an insult to the Parliamentary system".
The chief constable of British Transport Police denies suspending three officers for whistleblowing over concerns about data handling at the force's Cardiff office.
Renewing the UK's nuclear deterrent is not the right priority for the Ministry of Defence, an SNP MP has told the House of Commons.
A Labour MP defends his call to support artists from poorer backgrounds as singer James Blunt accuses him of teaching "the politics of envy".
Conservative MP Steve Baker posts footage showing him being flattened by a self defence expert on his website.
The former government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has paid £300,000 in legal costs after losing his libel case in the "Plebgate" affair.