The UK housing market is seeing a slight pick-up in activity with mortgage lending and prices both rising, figures suggest.
The pound falls after lower fuel prices lead to a lower-than-expected inflation rate of 2.4% for April.
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A scheme to help the unemployed find work appears to be failing the most disadvantaged jobseekers, MPs on the Work and Pensions Committee say.
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More than 70 people are killed and many more wounded by car bombs and suicide attacks in one of the worst days of violence in Iraq in recent months.
The government reaches agreement with Labour which will allow its bill to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales to proceed in Parliament.
Real Madrid announce that Jose Mourinho will leave the club at the end of the season after three years in charge.