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The UK should show that it "embraces" the Muslim and Hindu faiths by making Eid and Diwali public holidays, Conservative MP Bob Blackman says.
Russia will face further sanctions if it does not change course over Ukraine, the PM warns.
Tony Blair says he is as motivated today by "making a difference", rather than financial gain, as he ever was as Labour leader.
Newsnight's Chris Cook: Why the student loans sale didn't add up
Will Cameron's Russian rhetoric be matched by reality?
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg defends his decision to appear on a light-hearted Sunday TV programme after criticism from some MPs.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has defended his decision to appear on a light-hearted Sunday TV programme, after criticism from some MPs and Lib Dem supporters.
The Corporation of London is the body that runs the City and is a quirk of centuries of history.
The banking scandals in recent years are "not helpful for me in my role", says the Lord Mayor of London.
Cameron says EU leaders willing to take action against Russia if crash site not opened and Ukrainian borders compromised
Sir Robert Rogers steps down from the role of chief executive of the House of Commons Service after 35 years
Details of how £17.8m will be allocated among agricultural research projects are unveiled by PM David Cameron.
Extra training is to be given to teachers, doctors and social workers to help them to identify and assist girls at risk of female genital mutilation.
David Cameron is to use a statement to MPs to press for tougher sanctions against Russia over its response to the Malaysia jet crash in Ukraine.
Two new projects designed to help farmers improve the profitability of their business will be launched at the Royal Welsh Show in Powys.
The UK economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 state, while low wage rises will keep interest rates at 0.5% until next year, says a report.
The Conservative MP with the most marginal constituency in the country is to stand down at the 2015 general election.
The new Solicitor General was censured for breaching the legal profession's code of conduct three years ago, the government confirms.
The European Commission declines to comment on reports its president would be "sympathetic" to an independent Scotland's membership of the EU.
Britain and its EU allies will push to tighten sanctions against Russia unless Moscow changes its position on crashed flight MH17, No 10 says.