UK puts 3,000 extremists on terror watch

Rise of Isis boosts ranks of potentially violent militants

Strict rules fail to rub out tax avoidance

Scope for aggressive planning reined back but options still exist

Miliband pledges cut in student fees

Policy announcement does little to ease universities’ fears

Era of big UK divorce payouts put in doubt

Court ruling challenges life maintenance for former spouses

Cameron paves way for Welsh tax vote

Prime minister announces devolution moves in Cardiff

Miliband’s misplaced move on tuition fees

UK university funding is still imperfect. Labour would make it worse

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London’s green spaces need protection

The Royal Parks are under threat from tawdry commercialism and we should protest, writes Jane Owen

Farage rallies Ukip with fighting election talk

Supporters worry about absent manifesto and loss of ground in polls

BoE considers fines for accountancy firms

Individuals or groups could also face bans for non-compliance

Labour edges ahead in poll predictor

Ed Miliband shown to have 74% chance of becoming prime minister

UK warned against missing out in Arctic

Rapid change likely to present risks and opportunities, say peers

MPs dismiss Osborne’s Brussels bill claim

Statement that surcharge had been halved ‘not supported by facts’

Housing groups face £2bn derivatives bill

Associations saw cash calls of £800m in last quarter of 2014

Set for the chop? Life after the licence fee

BBC funding challenged by new media and political environment

Fight or flight will be UK’s defence choice

Further cuts in the military budget would erode its global standing

British exit from EU given 1 in 6 chance

Think-tank’s departure calculation coincides with warning from manufacturers to politicians

Bank of England banishes ‘fireside chats’

Central bank overhauls City dealings in transparency drive

Ukip to join Tory plan to end deficit

Party wants billions of pounds cut from Scotland funding

Cut tax on UK companies further, says IFS

Think-tank calls for incentives to boost levels of investment

A tale of two political spankings

The party is seen as cuddly. Straw and Rifkind are less endearing