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After decades of decline, getting married is more popular, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
The head of the civil service, Sir Bob Kerslake is stepping down with Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood to take on the role.
Assessing Michael Gove's record as education secretary
James Landale on the reshuffle of Tory cabinet roles as white middle-aged men make way for front bench women.
Education Secretary Michael Gove is moved to chief whip as David Cameron continues his wide-ranging reshuffle of his top team.
A document that appears to list a wide variety of GCHQ's cyber-spy tools and techniques is leaked online.
Nick Robinson on what next for Michael Gove
Smoking in cars when children are present is to be banned in Wales, the first minister announces.
Ken Clarke tells the Today programme's Justin Webb why he stepped down from his role in the cabinet as part of David Cameron's reshuffle.
Downing Street says William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary, as part of a cabinet reshuffle which also sees Ken Clarke leave the cabinet.
The UK is owed £22bn in tax, fines and other debts and the government has "failed" in its approach to recoup it, according to a report from the Committee of Public Accounts.
A new internet domain for Scotland is being launched, allowing people to choose a .scot web or email address for the first time.
The UK's information commissioner has called for better funding for the country's data regulator amid a record number of cases.
Unionist and Orange Order leaders are to meet with the secretary of state next week to discuss their call for an inquiry into the issue of parades.
The Royal Mail faces competition in its postal delivery business, with other firms taking on some of its work.
How the construction industry tries to recruit more women, and diversity in Parliament, the BBC and Hollywood films
James Landale on Baroness Butler-Sloss' decision to stand down as chair of an inquiry into child abuse cases.
The prime minister has announced £1.1bn will be spent on defence - including £800m on a surveillance package.
Baroness Butler-Sloss says she is stepping aside as the head of an inquiry into allegations of historical child abuse.
A tribunal is hearing a legal challenge by civil liberty groups against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services.