The Church of England could decide as early as July whether to appoint women bishops, but pockets of opposition remain.
ITV News has learned that the government will announce plans to tackle female genital mutilation in Britain.
2013 has shown a number of serious failures in care across the social care sectors. Heartbreak can give way to hope if lessons are learned.
Schools are having to work to help pupils who do not speak English natively - they insist they are adapting, but some locals are worried.
These reports set out a chronic and larger problem within society affecting us all: The damaging and widely held views about women and sex.
The search engines have stepped up to the plate - their reforms will help remove video child abuse content more quickly and comprehensively.
It is always easy to apply hindsight after Hamzah Khan's death and in such a tragedy easy too to apportion blame.
Charities claim society's most vulnerable bear the brunt of the welfare reforms as new figures show a rise in benefit payment suspensions.
As the last handful of Remploy factories close their doors for the last time, many workers feel they are losing a lot more than a job.
Ann Clwyd has given the NHS 12 months to overhaul its complaints system - and she will be checking back.