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The charity Kids Company collapsed after an "extraordinary catalogue of failures" say MPs, who also criticise the charity's trustees.
Theresa May must spell out more clearly how her plan to store internet browsing records will work in practice, MPs say.
MSPs on Holyrood's local government committee say the new Burial and Cremation Bill "lacks detail and ambition" to reform services.
The European Council president leaves a meeting with David Cameron declaring there is "no deal" yet over a renegotiation of the UK's relationship with the EU.
Labour's John McDonnell says borders between countries will become "irrelevant" by the end of the century.
Jeremy Corbyn's plan to penalise low paying firms is rejected as "unworkable" by Labour's shadow business spokesman Angela Eagle.
A top EU official says Scotland should not have to choose between membership of the UK and the EU.
Google's £130m UK tax settlement was "not a glorious moment" for the government, Business Secretary Sajid Javid acknowledges.
The chairman of the UK Independence Party in Scotland has stood down after appearing at Glasgow Sheriff court accused of making sexual phone calls.
Plans to give the Welsh government extra powers are "problematic" and open to legal challenge, a constitutional expert warns.
Labour's John McDonnell publishes his personal tax return amid the row over the UK's tax deal with Google - and urges Chancellor George Osborne to do the same.
David Cameron will put forward changes to a proposed "emergency brake" on in-work benefits for EU migrants when he meets a senior EU official later.
David Cameron asks a Labour MP to examine why black offenders are more likely to be jailed than white offenders in English and Welsh courts.
Poor children in the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge have less chance of good grades than those in London's most deprived boroughs, says a report.
An independent review is to be carried out into the way drugs are assessed for use on the NHS in Scotland.
Prison is not "soft" but is "as bad as you could possibly imagine", Nick Hardwick, the outgoing chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales, says.
Concerns direct cross-border rail services could be under threat due to devolution are dismissed by Wales' transport minister.
Former Chancellor Lord Lawson calls for radical reform of how big companies are taxed in response to the row about Google's arrangements in the UK.
The SNP is to hold a conference for disabled party members as opposition politicians attack the party's record in government.
Liberal Democrat peer and former chief whip Lord Roper dies aged 80 after a long battle with illness.