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David Cameron praises Conservative activists for their "duty and decency" and says he would never employ anyone who "sneered" at them.
The government reaches agreement with Labour which will allow its bill to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales to proceed in Parliament.
MPs reject further legal protection for teachers and registrars opposed to same-sex marriage.
Parents of children who are regular school truants are to be fined up to £120 from September, says the Welsh government.
How Thomas Cromwell set a precedent for modern politics
Radical cleric Abu Qatada is refused bail by an immigration tribunal in his latest bid for freedom.
Police search the Commons office of Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans in relation to a "serious arrestable offence".
Financial expert Martin Lewis said it was "time we had a little more fairness" from American firms such as Amazon, Starbucks and Google over their tax affairs in the UK.
UKIP's City spokesman Steven Woolfe claimed the UK's benefits of being in the EU were "dwarfed" by costs of £130bn to £150bn each year.
Education Minister John O'Dowd has announced some changes to A-levels in Northern Ireland following a local consultation.
A UK Treasury analysis paper says an independent Scotland could have "significant difficulties" providing protection for savers.
Energy customers can face choices including a "two-year capped price plan 2" or a "blue plus price promise February 2015" when choosing gas and electricity tariffs.
The New Bus for London is undoubtedly a striking addition to the streets of London but the arguments for it continue to change.
Liberal Democrats have kept their pledge on an EU referendum and have "legislated for it", the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has said.
UKIP has been making in-roads into Conservative votes, and some on both sides are talking of electoral pacts to stop the political left taking advantage of a split right-of-centre vote.
Changes to the way social and private homes are rented could cost up to £45m, a landlords' organisation claims, saying it would be better spent building houses.
A number of prominent business leaders accuse those calling for Britain to leave the European Union of "putting politics before economics".
David Cameron has called on British overseas territories to "get their house in order" and sign up to international treaties on tax.
Could RBS and Bank of Scotland keep their homes there?
David Cameron comes under pressure from his party activists over his policy on same-sex marriage, Europe and attitudes towards the party's grassroots.