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Children with special needs in Wales will be worse off than those in England if a new law is passed, a leading education solicitor claims.
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.
Dozens of schools across Scotland are delaying the introduction of new Highers in popular school subjects, according to BBC Scotland research.
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who received a police caution for common assault on his ex-partner, is referred to the government's chief whip.
Sinn Féin says it is now confident agreement can be reached quickly on the latest quarterly budget, known as June monitoring.
The UK Supreme Court dismisses a bid to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.
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Taxpayers could be hit with a £700m bill after the government reportedly loses a legal fight with Fujitsu.
The speed limit for lorries on single-lane main roads in England and Wales is to rise from 40mph to 50mph.
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
The Green Party unveils plans to impose a wealth tax on people with assets of more than £3m.
Police investigating sexual abuse allegations at a school in Rochdale refer themselves to the independent police watchdog over the way they handled previous inquiries.
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.
How a UK family firm has played its part in the £233bn F35 fighter plane contract.
The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.
Three former ministers are to be given given knighthoods, while veteran Ken Clarke has been made a Companion of Honour.
A betting levy to help fund community facilities and treat gambling addiction is among proposals considered by Labour in a "long-term innovative plan for sport".
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The government has a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs warn, while ministers say the issue is treated "extremely seriously".
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.