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  • 12:41

    A new poll by Dods/PoliticsHome shows that 94% of MPs think Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:28

    Labour slam Tories over housing statistics and claim they are the lowest of any peacetime Government since the 1920s

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:49

    The Department for Communities and Local Government release figures that show house building is up by 22% on last year

    Read on at Department for Communities and Local Government

  • 10:47

    Shelter say that the new housing statistics showing building up 22% is just a "drop in the ocean" of what is needed.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:27

    The number of young people not in education, employment or training falls by 1.8%, or 138,000 in a year.

    Read on at Office for National Statistics

  • 10:19

    NASUWT says that variations in GCSE grades "appear to be the result of reforms in the system, and not a reflection on the ability of pupils or the quality of teaching."

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:05

    The general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, Christine Blower, says today's headline figures on improving GCSE grades 'mask underlying issues' brought about by 'chaotic and piecemeal changes' to the exam system.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 09:59

    Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt uses today's GCSE results to attack 'David Cameron's unqualified teacher policy' which he says means that 'entry requirements into the teaching profession are amongst the lowest in the developed world'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 09:58

    Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Ivan Lewis, pays tribute to the former Irish Taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 09:31

    ONS data reveals that public Sector Net Borrowing for July 2014 was £0.8bn lower than in July last year

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 09:30

    GCSE results for pupils in England rise slightly, with the number of people gaining A* to C grades up by 0.7%, while English results fall sharply.

    Read on at BBC

  • 09:12

    Responding to the death of the former Irish prime minister, David Cameron says: 'I'm sad to hear of the death of Albert Reynolds. His partnership with Sir John Major led to the crucial Downing St Declaration in 1993.'

    Read on at David Cameron

  • 08:59

    In a statement released to the Lib Dem Voice website, Lord Rennard says: 'We must advise anyone against publishing or broadcasting defamatory remarks. Accusations that were rejected by both the Metropolitan Police and an independent QC would be treated as such.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 08:45

    David Cameron is returning to Cornwall from Downing Street.

    Read on at Paul Waugh

  • 08:20
    Baroness Neville-Jones

    Former security minister Baroness Neville-Jones tells the Today programme that the Government needs to step up use of social media to communicate with young British Muslims tempted to join IS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:55
    Nick Gibb MP

    Ahead of GCSE results, Schools Minister Nick Gibb says the Government is putting 'an end to the exam treadmill where students were repeatedly entered for exams, time and time again'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:40
    Caroline Flint MP

    Caroline Flint tells Sky News she wants to see 'more transparency and more competition' in the energy market.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:33

    The former Irish prime minster, Albert Reynolds, dies at the age of 81.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:30
    Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage calls for the citizenship of British nationals travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight with IS to be revoked.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:27

    Polls open for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner election, with 1.9m eligible voters, although turnout is expected to be as low as 10%.

    Read on at Paul Waugh

  • 07:00

    United States forces unsuccessfully attempted to rescue murdered American journalist James Foley, an official tells the BBC.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promises a continued campaign against Hamas militants in the Gaza strip.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    The number of children in the care of councils in England rose by 12 per cent over the four year period ending on March 2013, according to the Audit Commission.

    Read on at Audit Commission

  • 07:00

    Free-market think tank the Adam Smith Institute calls for an independent Scotland to embrace 'sterlingisation and free banking'.

    Read on at Adam Smith Institute

  • 07:00

    The Liberal Democrats pledge to protect the science research budget over the next Parliament.

    Read on at Press Association

  • 07:00

    Former minister Damian Green calls for the appointment of Carol Mills to the role of Commons clerk to be delayed.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 06:12

    Two more aid flights have departed for northern Iraq, the Department for International Development announces.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Responding to excerpts of a speech by Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint, a Conservative spokesperson says: 'Labour left our country with a broken energy market and huge taxes on bills'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The Department for International Development launches and emergency response call for research to combat the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    In a speech later today, Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint warns: 'if energy companies persist in mistreating their customers they must know their licence could be on the line.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • Wednesday 20th August
  • 20:30

    The BBC reports that the Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will continue the military campaign against Hamas in Gaza following the collapse of peace talks in Cairo yesterday.

    Read on at BBC

  • 18:15
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells reporters 'it looks increasingly likely' that the terrorist who murdered the American journalist James Foley was a British citizen.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 17:55

    Barack Obama tells reporters in Massachusetts 'the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL.'

    Read on at Huffington Post

  • 17:41

    Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Priti Patel responds to today's Labour NEC election results saying the committee 'is now made up of deficit deniers and union stooges.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 17:29

    Business Secretary Vince Cable says that although the inquiry into the conduct of Lord Rennard was 'very difficult' and 'very painful' there was no evidence that would warrant expulsion from the Liberal Democrats.

    Read on at BBC

  • 17:08

    US confirms that the video showing the beheading of journalist James Foley is authentic.

    Read on at USA Today

  • 16:08
    Douglas Alexander MP

    Douglas Alexander tells BBC News that UK security forces must find out who killed US journalist James Foley.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 15:35

    Construction industry union Ucatt warns of a pensions 'ticking time bomb' as new data shows that self-employment in the UK continues to rise.

    Read on at Sky News

  • 15:01

    The SNP highlights an interview in which leading economist Joseph Stiglitz says the UK Treasury's stance on sharing sterling with an independent Scotland is obviously a 'bargaining' position.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 14:15

    Philip Hammond says the UK will 'very carefully' consider providing training for Iraqi forces, and on the claimed killing of US reporter James Foley the Foreign Secretary says he is 'very concerned by the apparent fact that the murderer in question is British'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:56

    Ukip leader Nigel Farage calls for British nationals who join the Islamic State to be stripped of their citizenship.

    Read on at ITV news

  • 13:55

    Read Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna's speech on long-term growth in full here.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:46

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper calls for greater support for the security services in dealing with British people returning from war zones.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:26

    After Tory MP Mark Garnier said a rise in interest rates would be a 'catastrophe' Shadow Treasury Minister Cathy Jamieson claims George Osborne is 'out of touch with ordinary families’ concerns about the impact of an interest rate rise'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 13:25
    Bridget Harris

    One of Lord Rennard's accusers, former Liberal Democrat activist Bridget Harris, tells the World at One that the the Lib Dems will not readmit Lord Rennard to the Lords 'if the culture of the party has really changed'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

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