The UK government is still refusing to clarify exactly how it will vote when Palestinians bid for statehood next week.
Government departments have shed eight per cent of their staff since the third quarter of 2010, figures show - but some ministries are moving faster than others.
Neil Kinnock's daughter-in-law is set to succeed where he failed and be elected prime minister of her country.
Voters can look forward to "continuity" and "stability" in general elections, after the fixed term parliaments bill completed its passage through parliament.
Labour is still struggling to build its lead on the Conservatives, as conference season brings fresh scrutiny to Ed Miliband's performance.
First-time voters are interested in politics but less than one in five have a positive view of political parties, according to new research.
The public's confidence in MPs has reached a new low, bottoming out at just 26%.
Billions of pounds could be saved if the road network was better managed, say MPs.