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The money councils earn from parking increased 12% in the year to April 2014, according to a survey by the RAC Foundation.
Labour MP Frank Doran apologises for suggesting that the post of fisheries minister was not a "job for a woman".
Revised guidance has been issued on how schools teach about relationships, sexual health and parenthood.
An MP once named one of the most boring on Twitter deletes a "favourited" tweet featuring images of topless female models.
Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.
A specific law is being introduced to combat human trafficking and exploitation for the first time in Scotland.
A&E units across the UK are struggling to hit their waiting time target as winter hits, latest figures show.
The government has launched a consultation on rail services in East Anglia to ask passengers about the service they receive.
British intelligence agencies spoke to US counterparts about a report into CIA interrogation before it was published, Downing Street says.
Police are to take no action against MP Sadiq Khan following allegations he used a mobile phone while in his car.
The UK and Irish prime ministers are to resume their roles in cross-party talks at Stormont later.
A new plan to reduce suicides in Wales by focussing more on at risk groups is launched.
The UK government confirms it is beginning the formal process to allow the Scottish government to issue bonds.
Comedian and campaigner Russell Brand calls UKIP leader Nigel Farage a "pound shop Enoch Powell", during a Question Time debate on immigration.
A man who attacked Respect MP George Galloway while calling him an "anti-Semitic little man" is jailed for 16 months.
The chief executive role at Pembrokeshire council could be scrapped following a review by councillors.
Labour MP Frank Doran denies it is sexist to say he was unsure whether the fisheries minister is "a job for a woman".
The judge who found the ban on sending books to prisoners unlawful was "absolutely wrong" says a Tory MP.
The search and rescue co-ordination centre at Kinloss in Moray is to close, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
British citizenship has been granted to people with "very poor immigration histories", according to the chief inspector of borders and immigration.