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The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.
Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family says.
Alex Salmond talks of a "jobs gap" in Better Together's campaign while those backing the Union say independence would "cost families dear".
People are warned of "considerable disruption" ahead of a planned protest in Newport on Saturday opposing the Nato summit being held in the city.
George Galloway leaves hospital after being treated for injuries he suffered in an attack that his spokesman believes was prompted by the MP's views on Israel.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are meeting for intense talks on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.
The Liberal Democrats are to pledge giving fathers an extra four weeks' paternity leave in their manifesto for the general election.
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit
Labour MP Jim Murphy suspends his Scotland-wide tour ahead of the independence referendum, citing "coordinated abuse" from "Yes" voters.
The UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
The Tory MPs being tipped to follow Carswell to UKIP
Stormont's budget row explained
NHS campaigners are marching the 280 miles from Jarrow to London
The Scottish first minister claims the "politics of Euroscepticism" at Westminster are "deeply damaging" for Scotland.
Potential cuts to the health service outlined in a paper seen by the BBC could be "catastrophic" to patient care, a Northern Ireland GP says.
The first of three days of protest by online activists is due to take place at the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).
First Minister Carwyn Jones says next week's Nato summit in Newport will be a "momentous occasion in the history of Wales".