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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.
An Orkney woman who wants independent schools stripped of their charitable status takes her campaign to the Scottish Parliament.
More tax and welfare powers will be discussed at Holyrood during a special debate on the Smith Commission on Scottish Devolution.
Ex-Home Secretary David Blunkett backs cabinet minister Michael Fallon over his warning that parts of the UK risk being "swamped" by immigrants.
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the closure of 150 branches over the next three years.
Councils could struggle to tackle any future outbreak of E. coli food poisoning due to staff cuts, a spending watchdog warns.
Ex-cabinet minister Chris Huhne is challenging a court order for £77,750 in costs relating to his prosecution for passing speeding points to his former wife in 2003.