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A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", looks set to be shelved, the BBC understands.
The Labour leader has said he will offer broad support to government plans to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK.
John Bercow has announced a "modest pause" in the recruitment of the next clerk of the House of Commons following a row with MPs.
Tory Peter Bone, Labour's Seema Malhotra, and Lib Dem Tom Brake take the ice bucket challenge on live television.
The way the electoral register is being compiled is changing with a new system to cut ballot box fraud
A 39-year-old man pleads not guilty to the religiously aggravated assault of MP George Galloway in a London street.
The referendum is a test of "judgement over patriotism", says the chairman of the Better Together campaign Alistair Darling.
The Metropolitan Police have released new CCTV footage of the so-called "plebgate" incident, which led to the resignation of Andrew Mitchell as chief whip.
John Bercow is expected to update Parliament on the hiring of a new clerk of the House of Commons amid a row with MPs.
Cardiff council is failing to improve its services because of "fragmented leadership and management", says Wales' public spending watchdog.
Conservative MP Sir Tony Baldry is to leave Parliament at the next election after more than three decades in the Commons.
As he stood outside McDonalds in the centre of Clacton, the UKIP leader Nigel Farage was clear about the importance of the forthcoming by-election.
Charities campaigning against child poverty should be encouraged to set up their own free schools, says a think tank report.
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
As Scotland's independence referendum draws nearer, young people from across the UK are meeting in Cardiff Bay to consider the future of the union.
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
Negotiations between the Tories and Lib Dems are to continue ahead of the unveiling of a new plan to tackle the threat of Islamic extremists.
New research estimates greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if meat and dairy consumption continues to rise at its current rate.
Germany's newest party, the Eurosceptic "Alternative for Germany" (AfD), has won its first seats in the state parliament of Saxony, according to preliminary results.
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says Gordon Brown's refusal to use the word "cuts" in 2010 is still hurting Labour.