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The government is to undertake a public consultation into whether the reporting of child abuse by regulated bodies should be made mandatory.
The House of Lords is to have a full debate on the powers of the Scottish parliament following the referendum "No" vote.
The NHS needs to get better at highlighting the dangers of screening for diseases such cancer, an influential group of MPs says.
The Home Office is facing a fresh backlog of asylum cases on top of 30,000 unresolved applications dating back to 2007, MPs warn.
The Conservatives accuse their Lib Dem coalition partners of "killing off" attempts to pass an EU referendum law before the general election.
Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne loses a legal challenge over court costs incurred during his trial for swapping speeding points with his ex-wife.
National Grid warns that its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns.
A long-running series of strikes by firefighters in Wales could be over as union leaders hail a possible deal over pensions.
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce is arrested by police in London after "clashing" with a youth in a convenience store.
The UK is seen as a "soft touch" by migrants and its benefits system acts as a "magnet" to them, the Mayor of the French city of Calais has told MPs.
What will it mean for Stoke-on-Trent if HS2 bypasses the city in favour of Crewe?
Fewer people trust politicians but many still continue to vote at elections.
The government has been tackling a "legacy of under investment" in UK power supplies, says the energy minister.
Lord McConnell says Scottish Labour has been struggling to come to terms with opposition at Holyrood.
The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, a Foreign Office minister says.
After the resignation of Johann Lamont as Scottish Labour leader on Friday what do traditional Labour voters think of the party now?
Scottish Labour's interim leader, Anas Sarwar, says he expects "an array of candidates" to stand to replace Johann Lamont.
Sinn Fein says it will have further discussions on a Northern Ireland budget paper circulated by the finance minister proposing cuts of up to £850m.
Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer loses 5.5 stones by eating what ever he wants in his one meal per day diet plan
MPs take evidence on managing and replacing the Aspire contract.