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Institute for Fiscal Studies analysis of changes to student finance forecasts higher debts for poorer student, but savings for the government.
MPs back government plans for £12bn in welfare cuts as a reported 48 Labour MPs defy its leadership's call not to oppose the changes.
The government's spending review to set out £20bn worth of departmental budget cuts over the next five years will take place on 25 November.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon rejects claims that MPs have been kept in the dark about the involvement of British pilots in airstrikes in Syria.
Creating the poll tax was a "serious mistake", one of the ministers involved in the ill-fated charge admits.
France's Hollande seeks support for eurozone parliament
Police violated the human rights of three Sun reporters by accessing their phone records during the Plebgate saga, a court is told.
Members of the public are once again able to digitally petition MPs on issues of concern with the launch of a new website.
The asbo tsar now tackling extremism
An actor who claimed he was sexually assaulted by former Chancellor Kenneth Clarke is described as "a fantasist" in court.
Prime Minister David Cameron gives a speech setting out his 5-year plan for tackling extremism.
Lessons could be learned from a health board which increased its organ donors despite an overall drop in Scotland, the Scottish government says.
Finance Minister Arlene Foster has criticised a Northern Ireland Executive colleague for overspending.
A £232,000 redundancy payout given to a senior civil servant is said to have angered the first minister.
Sir Ian McKellen launches a staunch defence of the BBC licence fee saying "we all think we could run it better that it runs itself".
Theresa May defends her announcement not to authorise water cannon in England and Wales, after reports Boris Johnson said she made "a song and dance" about it.
The number of people donating their organs has increased, figures released five months before a new presumed consent scheme begins show.
Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman is facing a revolt after ordering the party's MPs not to vote against the government's welfare bill.
The prime minister will vow to tackle "failures of integration" when he unveils a five-year plan to combat home-grown Islamist extremism later.
The ballot is getting under way in the contest for the leadership of the Scottish Labour Party.