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All Civil Service employees will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce.
Radiographers across the UK begin a four-hour strike in the latest walkout by NHS staff in an ongoing dispute with the government over pay.
Britain is on the verge of being permanently divided between the "haves and have-nots", according to the government's commission on child poverty and social mobility.
More than 800 jobs are being created in south Wales by a Canadian IT firm and a car parts business which is expanding.
Leaders of Northern Ireland's four main churches are to meet political leaders at Stormont later.
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
The outgoing European Commission president is to call on pro-European politicians in the UK to make a more positive case for staying in the EU.
Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them, but the overwhelming majority of politicians believe they are trusted, surveys suggest.
The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
Male and female civil servants will be entitled to full parental pay from April 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to announce.
Family and colleagues paid tribute to the former first minister of Northern Ireland, Dr Ian Paisley at his memorial service which was held in Belfast's Ulster Hall on Sunday.
Labour will force a Commons vote on the future of Welfare Minister Lord Freud over his comments on disabled workers.
Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.
The Conservatives deny they are behind "negative" phone calls about UKIP's Rochester and Strood by-election candidate.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham MP talked to the BBC's Andrew Marr about the NHS, Labour's cancer care pledges and the role of the private sector in the NHS.
The UK would have "zero influence" if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission says.
Public services need their "fair share" of money from economic growth if they are to continue to be affordable in the future, the health minister says.
The UK would lose influence on the world stage if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission has said.
A memorial service for Ian Paisley is to be held at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Sunday.
The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.