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Government cuts have disproportionately affected disadvantaged children, a cross-party committee of MPs says.
UK government proposals for further devolution for Scotland were rushed through with insufficient consultation, a parliamentary report warns.
The Scottish economy slowed at the start of the year but is expected to return to growth over the next few months, a report suggests.
An organisation representing emergency care doctors is calling for four steps to be taken to address the challenges facing emergency departments.
The methadone programme in Scotland is "out of control", an expert warns.
Tunisia's Bardo Museum is due to reopen less than a week after gunmen killed at least 22 people, mostly European tourists, in the capital Tunis.
BBC Radio 1 is moving the official chart countdown to Friday afternoons, where it will become part of Greg James' drivetime show.
Rock group Iron Maiden are to receive the Silver Clef prize for outstanding contribution to music at this year's Nordoff Robbins awards luncheon.
The family of an 11-year-old boy who has not been seen since leaving school are said to be "increasingly concerned".
Scientists report a new species of giant amphibian after digging up multiple fossils from an ancient, dried-up lake where hundreds of the beasts probably died.
Campaigners say children need time to learn how to learn to think deeply and independently, writes Branwen Jeffreys.
Local elections in Spain and France have produced remarkable results, says Chris Morris.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks at the site of the Battle of Iwo Jima, 70 years after American forces landed there.
The new Uruguayan government announces it will no longer accept detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
Liverpool's poorest families are suffering falling income and are having to rely on charitable hand-outs, a city council report finds.
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Staff absences for mental health problems have doubled at hospital trusts across England in the last four years, new figures show.
Ministers name 48 firms they say have repeatedly failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage.