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Bosses at Heathrow airport promise a review of airport charges to boost air links to Scotland if their expansion plans are approved.
The CBI warns of the dangers to the UK economy of a "power vacuum" if there is no conclusive election result in May.
A Tory election candidate suspended by his party tells the BBC he did not seek a "fake" English Defence League march to help win votes.
Police investigating historical child abuse claims are handed fresh claims relating to late Labour MP Leo Abse and ex-Commons speaker George Thomas.
Anti-UKIP protesters invade a pub in south London where the party leader is having lunch with his family.
Attempts to tie increased funding for Wales to the devolution of income tax were blocked by the Welsh Liberal Democrat leader.
The Ulster Unionist leader says he does not believe the DUP is getting more out of their unionist electoral pact than his party.
MPs criticise the drafting of the legislation which is expected to transfer further powers from Westminster to Holyrood.
Alex Salmond predicts a "vote by vote arrangement" between a minority Labour government and the SNP is the most likely outcome of the election.
Nigel Farage says he will continue to be "utterly ruthless" about dealing with UKIP candidates who "step over the line".
Northern Ireland has reached a watershed regarding decisions on public sector cuts, the Ulster Bank's chief economist says.
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Students from outside Europe should be given special permission to stay and work in Scotland after their studies have finished, according to a report.
A Conservative candidate in the general election is suspended from the party over allegations he schemed with the English Defence League to win votes.
The Democratic Unionist Party says it is "outrageous" that Northern Ireland parties are omitted from the latest plan for a TV election debate between UK political leaders.
Broadcasters say a deal over TV election debates has been reached, with David Cameron taking part in one seven-party leader debate but no head-to-head with Ed Miliband.
Calls by head teachers for an independent body to make decisions about the school curriculum have been rejected by the education secretary.
On-the-spot fines for fly-tippers could be introduced in a bid to tackle the growing problem of rubbish being dumped across Wales.
The former Liberal leader Lord Steel has said "the most" Liberal Democrats would accept in another hung parliament is a confidence and supply deal.
A senior Liberal Democrat peer and former party leader has said there is "no mood" in the party to be part of a second coalition.