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Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.
The first minister asks for an investigation into allegations that the Treasury disclosed market-sensitive information about RBS.
Tory MP Brooks Newmark, who quit as a minister over explicit images, says he is to stand down at the next election over "media intrusion".
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Parliament Square to demonstrate against the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
A voluntary redundancy scheme for public servants could result in the loss of 6,000 jobs, the union NIPSA has warned.
UKIP could have its first AM when the Welsh assembly elections are held in 2016, an academic says.
The former nationalist MSP John Finnie joins the Scottish Green Party at the start of its annual conference.
MPs are to take part in an historic vote in Parliament that will call on the government to recognise Palestine as a state.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is to campaign in Kent on Saturday as the Conservatives and Labour come under pressure to respond to his party's victory in the Clacton by-election.
Customers ordering takeaway food over the phone would be encouraged to ask for the outlet's food hygiene ratings, if new rules get the go-ahead.
Nigel Farage campaigns in Rochester and Strood, as the main political parties consider their response to UKIP's victory in the Clacton by-election.
MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.
Councils in England and Wales should gain new powers to impose on-the-spot fines to tackle fly-tipping, the Local Government Association says.
The Scottish Greens say they expect their largest-ever conference as they begin to gather in Edinburgh.
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.
A senior Lib Dem says he is confident about the future despite the party's second worst by-election result since 1945.
British Chambers of Commerce views on trading and exporting to Europe and UK relations with the EU.
Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.
Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.