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Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn faces questions over an encounter with controversial pro-Palestinian activist Dyab Abou Jahjah, who is banned from the UK.
A group of MPs and Peers says drug use should be decriminalised as part of new approach.
Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture (DARD) is hit with a £2m bill from HMRC because it did not pay private vets' national insurance contributions.
A police chief found guilty of eight counts of misconduct will be asked to resign by Avon and Somerset's police and crime commissioner.
A pensioner says the Labour leadership election is biased against older people because it only accepts online applications for votes.
Two sitting north east SNP MSPs are facing selection challenges from the same man as they fight to stand at next year's Scottish Parliament elections.
Every eight-year-old in England should be enrolled at their local library, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says.
E-cigarettes should not be banned in enclosed public places in Wales, the Conservatives say, as a report for Public Health England says they are 95% less harmful than tobacco.
Plans to set up a task force aimed at tackling fuel poverty in rural areas of Scotland are to be announced.
The Conservative candidate in one of the party's top target seats in next year's assembly election is being investigated by the public services ombudsman.
The Labour Party says it has consulted lawyers to ensure its leadership contest is complying with the law, so the result is not open to challenge.
The new leader of the Scottish Labour Party Kezia Dugdale is set to announce her frontbench team.
UK and French ministers are to meet in Calais on Thursday to sign a new deal to try to alleviate the migrant crisis in the port town.
North Yorkshire Police says it has found no evidence to link former prime minister Sir Edward Heath to a crime in its area.
Labour backbenchers call on Ed Miliband to apologise for the 'ridiculous' leadership rules he put in place.
The former Welsh Conservative Euro MP Beata Brookes dies at the age of 84.
The Department for Work and Pensions admits using made up comments from fictional welfare claimants in a leaflet about the benefit sanctions system.
A British national was among at least 20 people killed in Monday's bomb attack in Bangkok, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.
A teenage girl films David Cameron munching on crisps on a budget airline, sparking social media incredulity.
Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock urges left-wingers in the party to choose between the pursuit of power or "perpetual demonstration".