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The Conservative Party has prevented two of the home secretary's special advisers from standing for Parliament after they failed to campaign in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.
Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
The 2015 general election campaign officially begins on Friday, meaning candidates' spending will be subject to strict rules and limits.
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
The cost of ministers' special advisers increases more than £1m in the past year, taking it to £8.4m, official figures show.
A temporary change to the way the 26 "spiritual" seats in the Lords are allocated will allow women bishops to be represented as soon as possible, the government says.
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