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John Bercow indicates he may be willing to split the role of Commons Clerk into two amid a row with MPs over the job.
The deputy leader of Rotherham Council has said he was "not aware of the depth and breath of child exploitation" in the town.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire faces calls to resign in light of the damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.
There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.
The Welsh Ambulance Service buys 41 new vehicles, in an upgrade of its fleet costing just under £4m.
Western Europe would struggle to defend itself against Russia because it has dismantled its military, a former Nato supreme commander warns.
EU boss seeking women for top jobs in Brussels
Finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed Scotland will not pay its share of the UK debt if it does not get a currency union after independence.
A letter signed by 130 firms says the business case for Scottish independence “has not been made”.
Nigel Farage is chosen by UKIP members to contest the South Thanet seat in Kent at the 2015 general election.
Sarah Smith presents Scotland Decides: Referendum Today, a programme looking at the issues around the Scottish Independence Referendum.
Why is the Scotland referendum debate so focused on the pound?
Army chief Lord Kitchener made a desperate plea to Winston Churchill for ammunition at the start of World War One, a newly unearthed letter reveals.
The former US Senator Gary Hart will meet representatives of the five Stormont Executive parties later this week as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland.
Outgoing Commons clerk Sir Robert Rogers says John Bercow's plan to split his role is "the wrong answer".
Why anti-extremism strategy is proving controversial
The UK's head of counter-terrorism calls for help to identify people who have travelled to Syria or shown signs of being radicalised.
The Scottish NHS has failed to meet a range of government targets which monitor its performance, figures show.
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.