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Why is the Scotland referendum debate so focused on the pound?
Army chief Lord Kitchener made a desperate plea to Winston Churchill for ammunition at the start of World War One, a newly unearthed letter reveals.
The former US Senator Gary Hart will meet representatives of the five Stormont Executive parties later this week as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland.
Outgoing Commons clerk Sir Robert Rogers says John Bercow's plan to split his role is "the wrong answer".
Why anti-extremism strategy is proving controversial
The UK's head of counter-terrorism calls for help to identify people who have travelled to Syria or shown signs of being radicalised.
The Scottish NHS has failed to meet a range of government targets which monitor its performance, figures show.
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.
All the best bits from the Scottish independence TV debate
Jean-Claude Juncker tells EU leaders to pick more women for his top team but UK still hopes for key role for Lord Hill.
Supporters of the Yes and No campaigns give their verdict on Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling's final TV debate ahead of the referendum.
Bus services outside London need better regulation and competition, a centre-left think tank says.
A senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain says one of the government's key counter-terrorism strategies - known as Prevent - has failed.
The Ministry of Justice has been fined £180,000 for "serious failings" in handling confidential data concerning almost 3,000 prisoners.
The coalition government set up a "nudge unit", officially called the Behavioural Insights Team, in 2010. But just how successful has it been?
UKIP members in Thanet South will decide later whether Nigel Farage will be their candidate in the general election.
Nick Clegg wore traditional India clothing while on a visit to a Sikh temple and community kitchen in Delhi.
All children in England's state schools should get lessons about sex and relationships from the age of seven, the Liberal Democrats say.
Measuring and tackling an invisible killer