The head of an inquiry into historical sex abuse insists she is not a member of the establishment - and says she wants to "lay to rest" speculation over links with ex-home secretary Lord Brittan.
MPs back plans to allowed themselves to be sacked using a "power of recall" if they are found guilty of serious wrongdoing.
Immigration campaigner Sir Andrew Green is among several public figures to be nominated for a peerage by David Cameron.
The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.
Some 5.5 million voters in England and Wales have yet to be transferred onto a new version of the electoral register.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage is fined £200 by the Electoral Commission, while the Conservative Party forfeits a £28,000 donation.
Former cabinet minister Ken Clarke says some of his Eurosceptic Conservative colleagues should be in UKIP.
Government borrowing rises in September to £11.8bn, which will limit the government's options in the run-up to next year's election economists say.
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.
The House of Lords agrees unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.
Norman Smith asks what happened to pro-European Tories
How does a town that voted Yes in Scottish referendum feel now?
Spy chief's parting warning on online privacy
The 1970s Australian PM at centre of a constitutional crisis
Can migration be limited without need for new treaty?
What social media insults are against the law?
How different are the UK and Australian immigration systems?
Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM
Barroso: EU exit would harm UK
Citizens Advice to give pension help
Concern over housing benefit fraud
Cameron: One last go at EU change