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Westminster must decide whether it is a museum or a functional parliament, according to the UK's youngest MP.
The new leader of the UK's first feminist political party says she expects to be fielding candidates in next year's Welsh assembly elections.
A man is charged with causing a hoax bomb alert at the home of the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams and making threats to kill.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon heads to China for a trade mission which aims to improve links between the two countries.
Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall says she can win the race, despite coming last in a recent YouGov poll which put left-winger Jeremy Corbyn in the lead.
Internet companies may have to provide more information on people and businesses who sell goods and services online, in a crackdown on tax evasion.
Reassurances are sought that an intelligence agency is not spying on AMs.
The director of a Jeremy Corbyn campaign organisation has published a mocked-up picture online of rival Liz Kendall as a Conservative candidate.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow defends claiming £31,400 in annual accommodation and travel expenses amid criticism.
The Department for Transport refuses to release a document that shows the scale of delays and cost overruns in major rail upgrades.
Nicola Sturgeon has written to David Cameron seeking urgent assurances that the UK's intelligence agencies are not spying on MSPs.
Coastal projects in south and north Wales are to benefit from a share of £1m grant.
Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone defends Jeremy Corbyn's electoral appeal, saying the left-wing Labour leadership contender could be prime minister.
The Iraq Inquiry will require "additional assistance" from the government to complete its work, its chairman Sir John Chilcot says.
A former Scottish Labour MP has said his party could be out of power for more than a decade.
Ken Livingstone says that Jeremy Corbyn offers a "credible economic alternative" to what is currently going on in the country.
A quayside community centre in Flintshire will be renovated after securing a £190,000 grant.
The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.
Making people in Scotland pay 5p for carrier bags reduces their use by 147 million in the first year.
The energy and climate change secretary is accused of "grotesque hypocrisy" ahead of a speech she will deliver about the government's plan to tackle climate change.