26 November 2014 Last updated at 21:50 ET

Commission to urge Scottish tax powerScottish Parliament

The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.


Computer-generated image of the HMS Queen Elizabeth at seaUS planes 'may use British carrier'

The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.

David LawsWeak academies under 'close watch'

Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.

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Nick Robinson Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

Labour to private schools: Help others or pay more tax

Taking on private schools is always a popular cause in Labour circles. Equally it always produces howls of outrage from the small but influential group of people whose children are educated in them.

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

David Cameron and his new opponent - 'Colin the commentator'

The prime minister wants Conservative MPs to stop talking about politics as if they are commentators rather than participants.

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Mark D'Arcy Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

Week ahead

The Recall of MPs Bill is back in the Commons for further discussion: it could cause parliamentary drama once again.

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