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  • 15:23

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa does not pose a direct risk to the UK.

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  • 14:50

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says 'any Conservative plan to have a flat rate of income tax in which cleaners would pay the same rate of income tax as bankers would be unspeakably unfair'.

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  • 14:16

    David Cameron says the UK is 'not looking for a military conflict' with Russia but that sanctions will continue to be levied 'unless Mr Putin changes his approach'.

    Read on at BBC

  • 14:16

    Responding to the Bank of England's announcement on bankers' bonuses, the Institute of Directors says 'the regulator must be very careful to balance the stability of the system against the need for strong and vibrant banks'.

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  • 14:05

    Shadow Energy minister Tom Greatrex says 'there’s no hiding the fact that on David Cameron’s watch the energy companies are increasing their profits on the back of spiralling bills and a cost-of-living crisis for hard-pressed consumers'.

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  • 13:38
    Andrew Tyrie MP

    Banking Commission chair Andrew Tyrie says a clawback on bankers' bonuses is 'quite a draconian power' and tells World at One it 'should be used only in the cases of the most serious misconduct'.

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  • 12:37

    Israel Defence Force spokesperson Peter Lerner tells BBC News 'the IDF is going to hold its fire between 3pm and 7pm today... I hope that Hamas will hold their fire as well'.

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  • 12:31

    The Israeli Defence Force announces a four-hour humanitarian cease-fire, Haaretz reports.

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  • 12:24

    International Development Secretary Justine Greening pledges an additional £3m for the World Food Programme’s emergency appeal to help deal with food shortages in Gaza.

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  • 12:06
    Jeremy Corbyn MP

    Jeremy Corbyn tells BBC News that 'it looks like HSBC are targeting Muslims' after the bank closed the accounts of several Muslim organisations.

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  • 11:45

    Read Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls' speech on the economy in full here.

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  • 11:41

    Attorney General Jeremy Wright announces that he will not refer the five year and nine month sentence given to Rolf Harris to the Court of Appeal.

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  • 11:30

    In the Lords, Work and Pensions Minister David Freud defends the scale and pace of the Government's roll-out of Universal Credit.

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  • 11:12
    Vince Cable MP

    Vince Cable tells BBC News that driverless cars will put Britain's car industry 'ahead of the field'.

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  • 11:01

    Shadow Secretary of State for Business Chuka Umunna says suggestions the Government is considering raising student tuition fees above the £9,000 cap is a 'hammer blow to young people'.

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  • 10:30

    Business Secretary Vince Cable announces a £10m competition for cities to host driverless car trials.

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  • 10:16

    A Treasury spokesperson says plans to boost accountability in the banking sector - unveiled today by the Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority - 'build on the progress the Government has made over the last few years to reform unacceptable pay practices in the banking sector.'

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  • 10:15

    Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls tells BBC News a 'big culture change' is needed in the banking sector.

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  • 10:00

    The Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority announce plans 'to improve responsibility and accountability in the banking sector', as well as final measures on banker bonus 'clawback'.

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  • 09:57

    The CBI says the Bank of England's bonus clawback proposals 'can help keep conduct in check', but warns against measures that could put off talent from working in the UK.

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  • 09:50

    A survey by charity Anchor finds 77% of over-65s back a Cabinet minister dedicated to the needs of older people.

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  • 09:33

    Shadow International Development Secretary Jim Murphy describes the Guardian's latest report on conditions for migrant workers in Qatar as 'utterly devastating'.

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  • 08:15

    Philip Hammond also reveals he will chair a Cobra meeting on the threat of Ebola to the UK.

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  • 08:15
    Ed Balls MP

    Ed Balls tells Radio 4 that a Labour government would go further than bonus clawback plans drawn up by the Bank of England.

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  • 07:51
    Antony Jenkins

    Group Chief Executive of Barclays Antony Jenkins says his bank welcomes Bank of England plans for bonus clawback.

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  • 07:45
    Philip Hammond MP

    Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the EU will continue to 'tighten the screw' on Russia through further sanctions if necessary.

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  • 07:40

    Ahead of Ed Balls' speech today, Tory Treasury Minister Priti Patel says Labour 'hasn't learnt its lesson' on the economy.

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  • 07:00

    A House of Lords committee concludes that the 'right to be forgotten' is 'wrong in principle' and unworkable.

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  • 07:00

    Britain faces a 'potential major threat' from imported diseases like Ebola, chief scientific adviser Sir Mark Walport tells the Daily Telegraph.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 07:00

    The Daily Mirror reports that Commons Speaker John Bercow faces a probe over a Parliamentary pass given to a friend of his wife Sally.

    Read on at Daily Mirror

  • 07:00

    Labour claims “the real Tory agenda” had been let slip after the Daily Mirror taped Oliver Letwin speaking to a right-wing think-tank on Tory tax plans.

    Read on at Daily Mirror

  • 00:01

    Read extracts of Ed Balls' speech today in which he will accuse the Government of presiding over a Parliament which has seen the largest fall in real earnings since 1880.

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  • Tuesday 29th July
  • 23:00

    Ex-ambassador to Russia, Sir Tony Brenton, says the relationship between Russia and the West 'is sliding dangerously downhill'.

    Read on at BBC

  • 22:45
    Andy Burnham MP

    Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham tells Newsnight that David Cameron is taking the NHS into 'new territory'.

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  • 22:38

    Chris Leslie, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, says Oliver Letwin 'let the cat out of the bag' over his hint of a possible future flat rate of income tax.

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  • 21:31

    The Guardian reports that a former adviser to George Osborne, Nick Prettejohn, is now a frontrunner for the chair of the BBC trust.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 19:03

    After the Prime Minister met with families of the victims of MH17 today, Downing Street says 'the immediate priority is still to secure unhindered access to the site to ensure that international experts can recover any further bodies and victims' personal possessions'.

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  • 18:06

    Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is criticised by the UK's statistics watchdog over claims about A&E waiting times in England.

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  • 17:45

    Reuters reports that Barack Obama wrote to Vladimir Putin to inform him of the US belief that Russia violated the intermediate-range nuclear treaty.

    Read on at Sky News

  • 17:30
    Jenny Jones

    Green Party London Assembly Member Jenny Jones says she supports Boris Johnson's plan for an ultra-low emission zone in central London.

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  • 17:12

    Israeli TV reports that a ceasefire has been agreed in Gaza, according to ITV news.

    Read on at ITV news

  • 16:46

    The Duke of York makes a surprise trip to UK troops in Afghanistan.

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  • 16:41

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says separatists near the MH17 crash site are showing an 'appalling disrespect for human decency'.

    Read on at ITV news

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