10:13 UK time, Thursday, 12 December 2013
As the watchdog setting MPs' pay recommends a chunky rise after the next election, here's a quick quiz on the issue facing them.
Ed Miliband vows to give councils the power to ban high stakes roulette machines from bookmakers shops if Labour wins the next election.
The Scottish and UK governments will miss Friday's election watchdog deadline to agree what will happen after the independence referendum.
Did ministers miscalculate demand to turn offices into flats?
How James Landale ended up vox popping TV star about Heathrow
The RAF station behind unmanned air operations over Afghanistan
Why the plan to avoid Heathrow being election issue has failed
What have UK troops achieved in Afghanistan?
See how the main parties are doing in the latest opinion polls on voting intention
News, features, analysis and guides in European Union special report
Key figures in debate address your questions
Find out more about the Commons and Lords and how they work
If you still don't have plans for Christmas or New Year, it's not too late
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