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Yvette Cooper says that the government erred in making "grand promises that are now in tatters" over net migration.
Net migration to the UK has risen to 298,000, its highest level since before the 2010 general election.
UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.
The DUP's Mervyn Storey writes to the chair of a Stormont committee that gave him until Thursday (today) to hand over a full report into the conduct of one of his party's special advisers.
The number of under-18s being referred for mental health treatment more than doubles in four years.
A leaked draft of what the European Union wants excluded from a new trade deal with the United States is obtained by the BBC.
David Cameron has described himself as fun and optimistic as he made a pitch to win over women voters.
Europe's approval system for GM crops is "fundamentally flawed" and should be overhauled, say MPs.
The TV licence does not have a long-term future and is likely to be replaced by a new levy within the next 15 years, a group of MPs says.
Continue to invest in Trident could be a key election issue
The government has been defeated in the House of Lords as peers voted to change UK visa laws to give greater protection to overseas domestic workers.
What MPs do when they are not being MPs
The two top HSBC bosses have apologised for "unacceptable" practices at its Swiss private bank helping clients to avoid tax.
Longannet power station faces the threat of closure within a year unless the cost of connecting it to the national grid is reduced, BBC Scotland understands.
Staff morale is being damaged by criticisms of the NHS in Wales, a nursing chief tells the prime minister.
PMQs battle between David Cameron and Ed Miliband over MPs second jobs is reviewed by Andrew Neil and Nick Robinson.
Sir Peter Tapsell warns that restricting the work that MPs can do would result in parliament being filled with "obsessive crackpots".
A future Labour government would put greater emphasis on the arts and creative subjects in schools, the party's leader has said.
The Labour Party's candidate to fight the seat of Bradford West at the general election withdraws days after her selection, citing family reasons.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says the UK is considering "further requests" for support from Ukraine but will not send combat troops.