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The government should encourage people to use electric blankets as a "simple, practical" way to cut down on heating bills, a Conservative peer argues.
The European Union must stop internal "squabbling and jockeying for position" if it is to improve, the UK government's chief legal adviser warns.
Energy firms start to announce plans to pass on savings to customers as the government unveils a package of measures aimed at reducing bills.
Emily Ashton from the Sun joined the Daily Politics panel of MPs - Lib Dem Jeremy Browne, Conservative Michael Fallon and Labour's Julie Elliott - to look at why British people are so generous with good causes.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron joins the Chinese social networking site Weibo, gathering more than 150,000 followers in a short time.
A minister said a colleague's claims that he had to write letters to himself was "not wholly true".
The UK has been governed by a coalition since 2010, and at the 2015 general election voters could back either one party - or a new alliance.
The shadow chancellor is "lovely" at home and does "all the cooking", said his wife and fellow Labour politician Yvette Cooper.
Boris Johnson's speech where he praised greed and envy as essential for economy started more chatter about what he might do when he is no longer the Mayor of London.
What is the reality about Romanian migration to the UK?
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers hold talks with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as part of their four-day trade mission to Japan.
The government pledges to put another £250m into the British Business Bank to help small and medium-sized firms benefit from the economic recovery.
Wales lags behind the UK for business start-ups despite more young people being involved in their own enterprises at an early age, figures suggest.
A committee of MPs accuses ministers of "shifting the goal posts" to reduce the number of households in England classed as in fuel poverty by 800,000.
David Cameron promises to create a "partnership for growth and reform" as he visits China on a trade mission with more than 100 UK business leaders.
Ed Miliband will accuse the government of using "smoke and mirrors" over its plan to cut the cost of energy bills by an average of £50 a year.
The government's Chief Whip Sir George Young is to retire as an MP in 2015 after 41 years as a Member of Parliament.
Chancellor George Osborne has welcomed a new resident at No 11 - a bichon frise dog called Lola.
A campaign to make people aware of changes in the law affecting organ donation after death is launched in Wales.
Chancellor George Osborne distances himself from the suggestion by London Mayor Boris Johnson that different IQ levels are "surely relevant" in trying to explain economic inequality.