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Mike Weatherley, MP for Hove and Portslade, reveals he will not stand for re-election in next year's general election.
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A series of modern cartoons looking at the run-up to war a century ago, and some images from the 1914-18 era.
Unionist parties walk out of talks about contentious issues in Northern Ireland in protest at restrictions being placed on an Orange Order parade.
Nick Clegg says the police are "best placed" to investigate historic allegations about a paedophile ring at Westminster amid calls for a public inquiry.
Patrick Rock. a former senior adviser to the prime minister, appears in court over child abuse images.
Strong families really matter, says a former minister looking at the challenges for modern children and marriages.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage tells a Green MP not to worry about his presence as: "Within five years, I won't be here."
Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech outlining his plans to build a more prosperous Britain.
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It will be free for gay couples to convert their civil partnerships to marriage, MPs are told.
The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "national scandal" with as many as 170,000 victims in the UK, MPs say.
Labour policy chief Jon Cruddas is again secretly recorded being critical of Ed Miliband and the direction of the party.
There are calls for a specialist eating disorders unit to be set up in Wales as the number of patients needing hospital treatment for problems continues to rise.
Bank of England deputy governor Sir Jon Cunliffe says the UK housing market poses the "biggest risk" to the UK economy.
Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.
NI21's deputy leader John McCallister has confirmed he has left the party.
The Social Development Committee has passed a motion stating that they were deliberately misled by Nelson McCausland, the BBC learns.
A publicity campaign is launched in England and Wales to alert people to major changes to the way they register to vote.
Councils need to stop moaning and help redesign the system of local government finance, new Local Government Association head David Sparks says.