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Where will the money come from to fund the big changes needed?
A man who was escorted from the House of Commons after allegedly throwing a bag of marbles during Prime Minister's Questions is to appear in court.
The House of Commons Commission rejects an offer of a rescue cat to deal with its 'significant rodent problem'.
As European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, Ben Wright asks if David Cameron use the opportunity to push for limits on the freedom of movement within the Union.
England's big cities look likely to get more powers - but how much influence will their voters get?
Jeremy Hunt welcomes a report which says drastic change is needed if the NHS is to avoid an annual shortfall.
The family of a three-year-old girl who died after a house fire are demanding to know why an ambulance was not available to help her.
The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
Fiona Woolf, head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse, faces more questions from MPs over her suitability for the post.
Missed target times for ambulance emergency calls can be turned around but there is "no imminent fix", warns the new head of the service in Wales.
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.
Hate crime convictions are at an all-time high, but disability hate crime convictions have dropped, according to a new report.
Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
The Scottish economy continued to grow in the last quarter but at a slower pace than the previous three months, according to a report.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the incoming president of the European Commission, has insisted that rules on freedom of movement in Europe cannot be changed.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises to sex abuse victims "let down" by the IRA during the Troubles.
A former cabinet minister calls for a review of UK parliamentary security procedures after a series of shootings in Canada.
Is Iain Duncan Smith giving the cabinet reasons to be cheerful?
The great-grandson of former Prime Minister Herbert Asquith is elected as a new hereditary member of the House of Lords.
EU Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker insists freedom of movement rules cannot be changed, putting him at odds with the UK.