End-of-term poll makes mixed reading for the leaders, but the Prime Minister tops the guest list
Ministers today claimed that an initiative set up to tackle gang culture in the wake of the 2011 riots was "working" with significant falls in recorded knife and gun crime.
Candidates at the 2015 general election will come under pressure not to take a proposed 11 per cent pay rise for MPs after an impasse between party leaders and the body responsible for fixing parliamentary salaries.
A series of failures in recent years have wasted hundreds of millions of pounds
Key points from the Autumn Statement:
* Petrol tax rise of 2p a litre planned for next year is cancelled.
* Rolling back green levies takes an average £50 off energy bills.
* Financial resources provided to fund expansion of free school meals to all school children in reception, year one and year two.
* New priority right to move for social tenants who need to relocate for a job.
* New loans worth £1 billion to unblock housing developments including in Manchester and Leeds.
* Plans to increase train fares by 1% above inflation from January cancelled, so they go up in line with inflation.
Sir Jeremy personally intervenes to stop Work and Pensions Secretary blaming Robert Devereux for universal credit programme debacle
President Xi Jinping has visited victims of the deadly explosions that ripped through the eastern city of Qingdao after an oil pipeline ruptured.
Side effect of property scheme is £400m gain in stamp duty this month
National Audit Office says there are 'worrying examples of contractors not appearing to treat the public sector fairly'
Allowing in for-profit companies is the worst way to better our care
While public servants in the North are better paid than their private-sector neighbours, the exact opposite is true in London
Riots broke out in Rio de Janeiro after a demonstration by Brazilian teachers turned violent. Masked protesters hurled rocks and fire bombs at police, while others looted from banks and broke into government buildings.
Taxpayers will continue paying the price for bungled electronic patient record programme, say MPs
Services firm agrees to repay past profits from its £40m-a-year contract and forgo all future earnings
Rare July deficit raises doubts about the Coalition's progress in tackling the black hole in Britain's finances
If schools are basing policies on outdated laws, it is very much a problem