The fallout from the Salisbury nerve agent attack has dominated headlines over the past week, but away from the escalating tensions between Russia and the UK, a lot of other important stories happened that you might have missed.
1. Cuts to free school meals
Tory and DUP MPs voted on Tuesday in favour of controversial cuts to free school meals in England – despite protecting Northern Ireland from similar curbs.
Labour tried to block the changes to the Universal Credit benefit system, but the government won the vote 312 votes to 254.
Charities and other campaigners claim that the welfare reforms mean that up to a million children will be denied eligibility for free lunches.
Its figure was based on what would happen if current transitional arrangements, which give every family on…