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Nicola Sturgeon says it will be "an enormous privilege" to succeed Alex Salmond as SNP leader and Scottish first minister.
A candidate in one of UKIP's foremost target seats for the next general election is removed after admitting six animal welfare charges.
UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008, official figures show.
Reform's Andrew Haldenby says other countries are "baffled" by the UK attitude on a private sector role in the NHS.
The unemployment rate in Wales falls again from 6.7% to 6.5% for the period from June to August.
Campaigners publish a child poverty map of the UK, which they say shows "shocking levels of hardship" across the country.
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First Minister Carwyn Jones will call for a "new union mindset" that gives governments in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland more of a say in UK affairs.
A global drive is needed to tackle extremism by making education systems in all countries teach respect for other religions, Tony Blair says.
Limits could be put on the length of time a suspect is allowed to be kept on police bailed in England and Wales, Theresa May indicates.
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The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary is expected to say.
The deadline for nominations to be the new SNP leader approaches, with Nicola Sturgeon the only candidate to succeed Alex Salmond.
Smoking could be banned in Trafalgar and Parliament squares as well as the city's parks if a report by London's Health Commission is implemented.
The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes a change allowing women bishops as it is approved by the House of Lords.
The government is considering sending UK troops to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State.
The four party leaders in the Welsh assembly call for an agreement on UK funding for Wales by January.
Controversial plans to ban MPs from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales from Westminster are debated in the House of Commons, as the Conservatives propose only English MPs should be allowed to vote on English laws.
Members of the House of Lords complain they are treated like "deposed dictators or political pariahs" when they try to open bank accounts.
The chairman of NHS Grampian announces his resignation, amid concern from senior clinical workers of a staffing crisis at the authority.