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Councils in England and Wales should gain new powers to impose on-the-spot fines to tackle fly-tipping, the Local Government Association says.
Is everybody now procrastinating too much?
China's Premier Li Keqiang says he is sure social stability can be maintained in Hong Kong, as pro-democracy protests there enter a third week.
There is rising concern over trade liberalisation talks between the EU and the US, with protests planned this weekend across Europe.
The Scottish Greens say they expect their largest-ever conference as they begin to gather in Edinburgh.
A species of insect not previously recorded in Scotland is found at an RSPB reserve in the Highlands.