With the death of Nelson Mandela, the world has lost a great leader and teacher, and an inspiration to millions that the status quo is not inevitable and together we have the power to force change.
The chancellor has today announced more cuts in government departmental budgets and an increase in state pension age.
A petition urging the government to deliver a new deal for sick and disabled people has been signed by more than 100,000 people.
The future of Northern Ireland's tax offices was debated by MPs during an adjournment debate this week.
IT giant Hewlett Packard has announced today it plans to cut 1,100 jobs in the new year.