Under the proposals of the Smith Commission, Edinburgh would have complete authority over setting income tax rates and bands, but personal allowances would still be decided in London. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Concessions obtained in Smith Commission report may feed desire to be independent

 The finishing touches are applied to a home made Christmas card. Photograph: Three Lions/Getty Images

Texts and email are corroding the spirit of the season, says Bishop of Liverpool

First minister Nicola Sturgeon answering questions from opposition leaders during First Minister’s Question Time in the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. Photograph: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament/PA Wire

Yet SNP criticises Smith deal for shortcomings such as possible exclusion from key Commons votes

Lee Rigby’s sister, Sara McClure, told the Sun: “Facebook have my brother’s blood on their hands. I hold them partly responsible for Lee’s murder.” Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Woolwich killer Michael Adebowale had sent message to Islamic extremist through site

The Sun newspaper’s Whitehall editor Clodagh Hartley, from Waterford, arriving at Westminster Magistrates Court. Photograph:  Andrew Cowie/AFP/Getty

‘Sun’ newspaper editor Clodagh Hartley was acquitted after a Scotland Yard investigation

Undated Metropolitan Police file handout photo of Lee Rigby’s killers Michael Adebolajo (left) and Michael Adebowale. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Social network failed to notify British security services of Adebowale’s threat

Paddy McKillen: the  judge said it “is not in dispute that Mr McKillen is not domiciled in England. He is Irish”. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Billionaire Barclay brothers tried to force property investor sell shares in London hotels

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron: expected to confirm shortly that the UK wants to restrict in-work benefits to migrants for several years. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

British PM’s rhetoric on benefits won’t be enough to appease anti-EU Tories

People attend a memorial service and vigil at Birmingham Cathedral to mark 40 years since the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Memorial marked the moment the first of the bombs went off in 1974

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