Ed Miliband has told ITV News that Labour behaved with "complete integrity" over the scandal surrounding the Co-op bank and Paul Flowers.
Patrick McLoughlin will continue the Government's fightback over the high-speed rail project by unveiling - yet another - business case.
Labour veteran Tony Benn may be older but he has lost none of his sharpness as he reflects on his life in politics.
Conservative MPs have been accused of making sexist gestures to female opponents while they speak in the House of Commons.
Labour MP Sarah Champion said some Tories were responsible for "utterly appalling" attempts to degrade women during debates.
She claimed it was an "insidious" part of the culture in Westminster which was overlooked.
The Rotherham MP told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Some Tories are very good at gesticulating about females' assets."
Asked by presenter Rony Robinson whether she was referring to hand gestures and remarks about her "bum and breasts" she said: "Yes ... I think it is utterly appalling, it's deliberately trying to degrade people, it's sexist and people ought to be pulled for it."
She said it was "awful" and "really bad" but was unaware if Labour MPs did the same to female Tory MPs.She said: "I don't know because I'm on the bench looking forward, but the Tories definitely do it to Labour women."
Nelson Mandela was "absolutely without any bitterness" about the hardships he had suffered and had "tremendous personal magnetism", Britain's first black female MP told Daybreak.
Diane Abbott met Mandela shortly after his release from prison in 1990: "The extraordinary thing was that he spent 27 years in prison. He had known many of his closest colleagues murdered, tortured, also imprisoned."
Nelson Mandela was "an inspiration" for a "whole generation" and will most likely be remembered as "a giant", according to Labour MP David Lammy.
The Tottenham MP spoke fondly of the late South African President: "I can remember those images of hardship in South Africa of people suffering in places like Soweto.
"And the poster I had on my bedroom wall of Nelson Mandela, freedom fighter - a much younger man. We forget that when he came out in 1990 no one knew what he looked like."
Mr Lammy dubbed Mandela "a bigger figure than any politician" who would emerge as "the giant" of the 20th century because he lived to 95, when other freedom fighters like Martin Luther King Jr, were shot down in their prime."
The world has lost the global hero of our age. Nelson Mandela showed us the true meaning of courage, hope, and reconciliation.
Deep condolences to Graca Machel, his family and friends and to all the people of South Africa.
Justice, reconciliation, & humanity have lost a great servant. The world has lost its greatest leader. #Mandela now belongs to the ages.
He was an inspiration for the world, not just for a nation. So very sad that Nelson Mandela has died.
A great human being and an inspiration to millions. With grace and magnanimity, he showed that with belief all is possible. #NelsonMandela
Labour claims working people are, on average, £1,600 a year worse off since the last election.
Speaking ahead of today's Autumn Statement, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie claimed there has been no recovery at all, with prices rising faster than wages.
He said: "What we need from the Autumn Statement is a long-term plan to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and earn our way to higher living standards for all, not just a few at the top.
"We need action to get more homes built, boost apprenticeships and cut business rates for small firms.
"We should make work pay by expanding free childcare for working parents and introduce a compulsory jobs guarantee for young people and the long-term unemployed.
"And we need to freeze gas and electricity bills while we make long-term changes to the energy market to stop customers being ripped off."
Prominent Labour MP Tom Watson has admitted to an "embarrassing mistake" tonight after voting the wrong way on changes to rules surrounding Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) - an issue he had personally led a campaign on.
In a blog post after the result, Mr Watson admitted this was the worst time to make such a mistake - but insisted it was "bound to happen" at some point in his Commons career.
He said: "I voted the wrong way as my head said put the cross in the 'no' box but my hand put the cross in the 'yes' box.
"On most days few would notice this act of tiny rebellion. Except this was the day in which I made the front page of the Daily Mail, leading the campaign against FOBTs.
Mr Watson was initially even more shocked after first thinking the vote had been lost by only one vote - joking he almost "jumped in the Thames".
The cost of living crisis is "hitting woman particularly hard" with their wages falling "by £2,500 in three years" because of stagnant wages and inflating prices, Ed Miliband has claimed.
The Labour leader denied to Daybreak that focusing on the gender pay gap was a cynical ploy to get votes:
"When I have talked about the cost of living crisis, we're saying we can do something about it.
"So for example, we are going to give tax breaks to companies to pay a living wage, not just a minimum wage. That will make a difference to wages."
The widening gap in pay between the genders is leaving women £159 worse off every year, according to figures from the Labour party.
- After accounting for inflation, women working full-time have seen their annual earnings fall in real terms by £2,471 since 2010.
- Men have seen a decrease of £2,312 in comparison, say Labour.
Labour have hit out at the widening pay gap between men and women, which they say has hit women working full-time to the tune of almost £2,500 since 2010.
Figures released by Ed Miliband's party show women have also suffered more financially in the cost of living crisis.
Their weekly earnings have increased by only £2 per week over the last three years, while men's have risen by £15 per week.
Mr Miliband's crusade against the gender pay gap comes after he announced a number of populist policies, including freezing energy bills for 20 months and scrapping the bedroom tax.