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The youngest MP to sit in the House of Commons for almost 350 years is awarded a first class honours degree in politics from the University of Glasgow.
David Cameron has accepted it may not be possible to change the EU's treaties before the UK's in/out referendum on the EU, the BBC understands.
The Secretary of State has said chances for a resolution of the welfare impasse are looking "increasingly bleak".
The Foreign Office has launched a review into whether its overseas aid is being used "effectively".
The Scottish secretary and Scotland's peputy first minister both appear before MSPs to argue their case over further devolution powers.
A strain of genetically modified wheat developed in the UK has failed to repel pests as intended in field trials.
The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects planned for Network Rail.
The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to almost 64.6m, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
Electrifying the Great Western line is "a top priority", the transport secretary says, as he announces a rethink of a £38bn programme to overhaul Britain's railways.
The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects that were part of a planned £38.5bn upgrade of Network Rail.
Paula Sherriff says she received rape and death threats after releasing a statement on Britain's youngest suicide bomber earlier this month.
The UK's "green" bank, which invests in environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, is to be part-privatised, the government confirmed on Thursday.
North sea oil and gas tax revenue for the next four years could be as small as £2.4bn or as high as £10.8bn, a Scottish government report says.
The Queen speaks of the need for unity in Europe, and the danger of division, in a speech to German and UK leaders at a state banquet in Berlin.
Nick Clegg insists he has "no regrets" about entering coalition with the Tories in 2010 in his first post-election interview.
Number of children classed as living in relative poverty in UK is 2.3m, lowest level since 1980s, government says
The UK Foreign Office has launched a review into whether its overseas aid is being spent "effectively".
MSPs at Holyrood are set to back new rules requiring airgun owners in Scotland to hold a licence.
The impact of free childcare on population size
Almost half of the children's homes in Wales are failing to meet the minimum threshold for qualified staff.