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Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns.
High Court judge Lord Justice Fulford campaigned to support a paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, a newspaper claims.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will pledge to take on "backwards-looking politics", as he makes the case for membership of the EU in his conference speech.
An extra £140m will be made available to councils in England to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
Councils must show how they decide to award big salaries to their officials, says Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths.
Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes by offenders temporarily out of jail, the government says.
The Liberal Democrats are to urge other parties to grasp what they call "the growing consensus on more powers" for the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland's first minister demands an apology from Number 10 for not being told about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he would support British military intervention in future conflicts if it was "in the national interest".
David Cameron is among six world leaders called by US President Barack Obama over the rising tensions in Ukraine.
The mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence urges the Met's chief to take "decisive action" after a report concluded police officers spied on her family.
A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, is introduced in England and Wales.
Ministers are discussing plans to make non-payment of the television licence fee a civil, rather than a criminal, offence.
Government forecasts for what it expects to recoup from closing tax loopholes are vulnerable to "great uncertainty", MPs say.
Some primary schools will struggle to comply with Nick Clegg's free school meal scheme, a senior Tory MP warns.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are criticised for employing foreign domestic staff after a minister attacked the "metropolitan elite" for using cheap migrant workers.
No On the Run letters have been issued by the Northern Ireland Office since December 2012 and the scheme is now over, according to the secretary of state.
UKIP "basically lie to people" claims Ed Davey, who says the Eurosceptic party was scaremongering over immigration
Areas hit by storms will get priority when the next round of coastal regeneration money is handed out, ministers say.
Liberal Democrats are meeting for their spring conference with minds focussed on May's local and European elections.