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  • 22:35

    Shadow DWP Secretary Rachel Reeves says the Government's Youth Contract was 'an abject failure from start to finish' in response to reports that it has been discontinued.

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  • 17:55

    Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps responds to the launch of Labour's 'summer campaign' saying of Ed Miliband: 'all he cares about is short term opportunism, media hits and gimmicks' in response to the launch of Labour's 'summer campaign' tomorrow.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 17:23

    UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon says he is 'appalled' by the Israeli strike on a UN school in Gaza which is reported to have left more than 15 people dead.

    Read on at United Nations

  • 17:08

    TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady responds to the IMF revising the UK's growth forecast upwards saying 'if the good news on growth is going to last, real wages must start improving too'.

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  • 17:00

    Conservative MP David Davis says a report criticising undercover policing methods ' raises massive issues of concern for the public'.

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  • 16:58

    Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities Gloria De Piero welcomes the withdrawal of regulations preventing couples converting their civil partnership into marriage from choosing their own venue.

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  • 16:43

    Campaign group Hacked Off calls on the Trinity Mirror Group 'accept that there was wrong-doing, start to fully co-operate with the police and stop the flat denial of any phone-hacking' following the conviction of former Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans for phone hacking and other offences.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 16:25

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says a report criticising the behaviour of undercover Metropolitan Police 'clearly demonstrates the need for robust management, oversight and processes to prevent this kind of abuse'.

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  • 16:00

    The shooting down of flight MH17 was an attempt at 'framing up Russia' that went wrong, the Russian ambassador to the UK says.

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  • 16:00

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander says the IMF's upgrading of the UK's growth forecast shows the British recovery 'continues to confound our critics'.

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  • 16:00

    George Osborne welcomes the IMF's upgrading of the UK's growth forecast for 2014 and 2015.

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  • 16:00

    The International Monetary Fund upgrades Britain's growth forecast by 0.4% for 2014.

    Read on at IMF

  • 15:37

    A police investigation has been launched into an alleged cover-up of child sexual abuse by the late politician Cyril Smith, Sky reports.

    Read on at Sky News

  • 15:33

    Labour launches it summer campaign tomorrow where Ed Miliband will give a speech setting out the party's vision for government.

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  • 14:56

    Labour peer John Monks calls on the Government to withdraw support for the 2022 Qatar World Cup if conditions for migrant workers in the Gulf state aren't improved.

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  • 14:05

    Ukip announces further details of its new division of portfolios.

    Read on at UKIP

  • 13:49

    Reuters quotes an Algerian official saying the missing Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people has crashed.

    Read on at Reuters

  • 13:45

    The Ministry of Defence rejected a request for the Red Arrows to trail blue and white smoke during the opening ceremony for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Evening Standards reports.

    Read on at Evening Standard

  • 13:32

    Mick Creedon, the author of a review into the Met's Special Demonstrations Squad, says there is no evidence that officers deliberately spied on peaceful campaign groups.

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  • 13:22

    Following Ofgem's decision to double the minimum amount of compensation people receive for power cuts, consumer pressure group Citizens Advice says such payouts have been 'too low for too long'.

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  • 13:18

    The Road Haulage Association welcomes the news that the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles travelling on single carriageway roads in England and Wales will be raised to 50 mph by April 2015.

    Read on at Central Lobby

  • 13:15

    Former News of the World journalist Dan Evans is given a ten month suspended sentence for phone hacking and other offences.

    Read on at Sky News

  • 13:01

    Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex says Ofgem's decision to fine SSE and UK Power Networks £3.3m for responding inadequately to last Christmas's power cuts shows they 'could and should have done more to help their customers weather the Christmas storms'.

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  • 12:59

    Shadow Energy Minister Tom Greatrex says the Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into the energy market 'must get to the bottom of why overcharging, mis-selling, and poor customer service have been allowed to happen for so long'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:53

    In a statement from the Foreign Office, Philip Hammond stresses his 'deep concern' at Gaza crisis, and says it 'underlines once again the need for a wider political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:47

    The Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani, the BBC reports.

    Read on at BBC

  • 12:26

    The Foreign Office welcomes the release of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan, who had previously been sentenced to death for apostasy.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:20
    Ed Balls MP

    Shadow Chancellor and former children's secretary Ed Balls tells Jeremy Vine removing Sharon Shoesmith over the Baby P case 'was the only way to keep confidence in children’s services in Haringey and across the country'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 12:12

    SNP MSP Linda Fabiani describes as a 'huge embarrassment' a report that David Cameron is being urged by colleagues not to base himself in Scotland for the last two weeks of the independence referendum campaign for fear it will harm the No vote's prospects.

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  • 12:00

    A review of Scotland Yard's controversial Special Demonstrations Squad finds a 'complacency and lack of due process' meant a large quantity of unnecessary information on campaign groups was gathered by a wide-ranging 'hoovering' method.

    Read on at Metropolitan Police

  • 11:51

    Speaking in the House of Lords, Paddy Ashdown blasts the Government over its programme to offer asylum to Afghan interpreters who have worked with British forces, describing it as 'mean-spirited and shaming'.

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  • 11:48

    The Home Office publishes the terms of reference for the Peter Wanless investigation into the handling of information received by the Home Office on allegations of child abuse.

    Read on at Home Office

  • 11:46

    Treasury Committee chair Andrew Tyrie says the task of the new Chairman of the Court of the Bank of England, Anthony Habgood, 'is to play a leading role in securing a radical transformation of the Court into a proper board'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:26

    Energy trade association RenewableUK says it is 'disappointed with the overly cautious approach used' in the first round of its allocations of Contracts for Difference.

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  • 10:45

    The UK's former ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton says the public inquiry into Alexander Litvinenko's murder will result in Britain's relationship with Moscow deteriorating further.

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  • 10:40

    Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers, tells BBC News there has been a "failure of the senior management" in the Metropolitan Police, ahead of a review of Scotland Yard's Special Demonstrations Squad published today.

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  • 10:18

    Nigel Farage announces new portfolios for four of his Ukip's MEPs.

    Read on at UKIP

  • 10:15
    Sir Hugh Orde

    British police could return to the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine under UN protection to secure evidence, the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers Sir Hugh Orde says.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 10:00

    Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam, flies to Italy following more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.

    Read on at BBC

  • 10:00

    Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announces the first Armed Forces Muslim Forum, saying it 'underlines the strong relationship that exists between our Armed Forces and the Muslim community'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:00

    Labour calls for 'an immediate full and thorough investigation' after a Guardian story on the poultry industry alleged serious malpractice.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:00

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change sets out its white paper on nuclear waste disposal, opting for a geological disposal facility.

    Read on at Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • 09:59

    Retail sales rose 0.1% in the month to June, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. Year-on-year sales are up 3.6%.

    Read on at Office for National Statistics

  • 09:58

    The Metropolitan Police has admitted its officers gathered information on relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian man shot dead by police in 2005, according to his family's lawyer.

    Read on at BBC

  • 09:30

    2013-14 has seen a 12% rise in cases of homelessness prevention or relief outside the statutory homelessness framework in England, the Department for Communities and Local Government says.

    Read on at Department for Communities and Local Government

  • 09:23

    The Telegraph publishes an interview with Emily Benn, the 24 year-old granddaughter of the late Labour MP Tony Benn.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 09:20

    Speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the UK is 'gravely concerned by the ongoing heavy level of civilian casualties' in Gaza.

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  • 09:03
    Baroness Amos

    UN humanitarian affairs chief Baroness Amos tells BBC News 'we are extremely concerned with the deteriorating humanitarian situation' in Gaza.

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  • 08:40
    Philip Hammond MP

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells Sky News Israel 'has the right to defend itself' but must exercise that right 'with proper restraint and with proper effort to minimise the civilian casualties that result'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 08:40
    Lord Blair

    Lord Blair tells LBC that a government plan to introduce life sentences for police killers 'has not been thought through'

    Read on at LBC Pro

  • 08:20

    Party leader Natalie Bennett tells LBC the Greens will include a 'wealth tax' levied on people earning over £3m as part of its manifesto for next year's general election.

    Read on at LBC

  • 08:18
    Baroness Amos

    On the Today programme, UN humanitarian chief Baroness Amos says she is 'extremely worried and concerned' about the civilian toll of the conflict in Gaza.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 07:10

    More needs to be done to stop non-EU immigration, says Liam Fox

    Read on at Daily Express

  • 07:00

    Conservative MP David Ruffley has said he "deeply regrets" actions that led to a police caution for common assault on his ex-partner earlier this year.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    The Labour MP for Cynon Valley, Ann Clwyd, has said she may yet stand at next year's general election.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    The UK Supreme Court is to be asked to overturn the ban on convicted prisoners being able to vote in the Scottish independence referendum.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    The government has developed a "casual attitude" to the human form of "mad cow disease", MPs have warned.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    Tory MP Charles Hendry faces calls to stand down as trade envoy over Russian business links.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 07:00

    David Cameron considers basing himself in Scotland before referendum.

    Read on at The Guardian

  • 07:00

    New taxes on the Premier League and sports betting firms to boost grassroots football and other sports will be proposed by Labour today.

    Read on at The Times

  • 07:00

    One in three will end up paying higher rate tax, Office for Budget Responsibility analysis suggests.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 07:00

    There is 'enormous' variation in the outcomes of academy chains for the most disadvantaged pupils, Sutton Trust research shows.

    Read on at Sutton Trust

  • 07:00

    Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), brands as 'fake' any evidence that pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have possession of the Buk missile believed to have brought down flight MH17.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    The European Commission is weighing up far-reaching sanctions on Russia, according to a proposal seen by the Financial Times.

    Read on at The Financial Times

  • 00:02

    The Audit Commission warns of 'significant financial stress' in NHS non-foundation trust accounts.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Labour launches a new policy consultation on improving take-up of sport and physical activity.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The Conservatives hit out at Labour's policy consultation on sport, saying one its proposals amounts to 'a tax on football fans which will mean higher ticket prices for ordinary people'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The Resolution Foundation thinktank warns that 'carefully managing the return to more normal interest rates is one of the great challenges of the next parliament'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

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