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The Plaid Cymru Euro MP Jill Evans retains her party's top slot in its list of candidates to fight the 2014 Euro elections.
The former Glasgow Provan and Glasgow Baillieston Labour MP Jimmy Wray dies at the age of 78.
More than 30 of the coalition's flagship schemes, including the Universal Credit, are at serious risk of failure, a government report warns.
Taxpayers could be left with a bill for as much as £62m for restoring opencast mines in East Ayrshire.
The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
The government defends security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London.
Sally Bercow says she is "surprised and disappointed" after the High Court rules a tweet she published about Tory peer Lord McAlpine was libellous.
The rainbow flag will fly from the Cabinet Office during gay Pride week to show the government's commitment to same sex marriage.
Deputy PM Nick Clegg tells a multi-faith audience to reject a "corrosive feeling of fear" in the wake of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.
The BBC apologises after a floor plan for the BBC Question Time programme referred to John O'Dowd as 'Sinn Fein/IRA'.
The BBC is to close its Digital Media Initiative, with director general Tony Hall saying it had "wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers' money".
The UK Independence Party's only Welsh MEP says he will stand down next year for personal reasons.
Boris Johnson adds his voice to suggestions the Communications Data Bill could be revived after the murder of a soldier in a London street.
More than 80% of nursery and primary school teachers in Scotland have warned of high workloads as a result of the new curriculum, a union claims.
More MMR jabs, improved ambulance response times and an end to hospital bed-blocking are among the priorities being set by health chiefs for the NHS in Wales.
The former UK High Commissioner to Belize, who was removed from his post amid claims of sexual misconduct and bullying, tells of his "humiliating" fight to clear his name.
The soldier killed on a London street is named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, as two more people are held.
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
New ways of measuring the Welsh Ambulance Service's performance will be published as ministers seek to improve the struggling service.
Lord Mandelson is appointed to the resurrected ceremonial post of High Steward of Hull.