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  • 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'.

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  • 00:01

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.'

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  • 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.

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  • 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'.

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  • 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.

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  • 13:46

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

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  • 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'.

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  • 12:30

    Business Secretary Vince Cable makes a visit to the set of TV soap Emmerdale to promote the Government's new plans on apprenticeships.

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  • 12:28

    Chair of the Treasury Committee Andrew Tyrie welcomes Mark Carney's 'decision to institute an annual review of FPC members' business interests and introduce closer scrutiny of all changes to those interests'.

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  • 12:23

    Rising interest rates could be a 'catastrophe', Tory MP Mark Garnier tells the Huffington Post.

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  • 12:19

    Justice Minister Simon Hughes announces further support to encourage separating couples to enter mediation.

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  • 12:05

    LabourList publishes the full results from elections to Labour's National Executive Committee. Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is among the successful candidates.

    Read on at LabourList

  • 12:01

    Muslim organisation the Ramadhan Foundation condemns the 'senseless and barbaric killing' of journalist James Foley.

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  • 11:36

    Responding to plans unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May, charity Citizens' Advice says domestic abuse must not must not stay 'hidden behind closed doors'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:24

    Read Shadow Scotland Secretary Margaret Curran's speech warning that SNP plans for a post-independence BBC 'would mean having to accept either lower quality TV programmes, or higher licence fees.'

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  • 11:09

    In an interview with Prospect, Tim Aker explains what Ukip’s election 2015 manifesto will look like

    Read on at Prospect

  • 11:00

    New polling of marginal seats by Lord Ashcroft shows a swing to Labour extending 'deeper into Tory territory'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:56

    Think tank the Resolution Foundation says a fall in earings for the self-employed 'underlines the need for better measures'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:55

    Douglas Alexander calls for immediate end to fighting in Gaza - read his statement in full here

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:49

    Read Douglas Alexander's statement on the death of James Foley in full.

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  • 10:12

    David Cameron tweets: 'If true, the murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved. I will today chair meetings on the situation in Iraq/Syria.'

    Read on at David Cameron

  • 10:05

    Read Downing Street's statement on the murder of James Foley in full here.

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  • 09:32

    Responding to Health Minister Norman Lamb's call for a shake-up of mental health services, Shadow Health Minister Luciana Berger says: 'Norman Lamb is not a commentator; he has been the minister responsible for mental health for the past 2 years.'

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 08:51
    Yvette Cooper MP

    Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper tells Today 'the criminal justice system just doesn’t take domestic violence seriously enough.'

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  • 08:39

    Police say Former Conservative MEP Den Dover will face no further action following an expenses fraud probe.

    Read on at BBC

  • 08:10

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells Today that there are 'significant numbers of British nationals in Syria' and 'increasingly in Iraq'.

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  • 07:55
    Philip Hammond MP

    Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond tells BBC Breakfast ‘at first pass’ it appears a British national was involved in the reported killing of US journalist James Foley.

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  • 07:40
    Norman Baker MP

    Norman Baker tells Radio 4 the police response to domestic abuse is often 'patchy'.

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  • 07:30

    Former Lib Dem activist Susan Gaszczak says Lord Rennard will play no part in advising the party on election strategy.

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  • 07:11
    Vince Cable MP

    Business Secretary Vince Cable tells Good Morning Britain that young people are 'drifting' in to academic careers, as he sets out new plans to improve the standing of apprenticeships.

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  • 07:00

    Health Minister Norman Lamb tells the BBC that mental health services are 'stuck in the dark ages' and a major shake-up is needed.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    Fighting in Gaza continues, with talks aimed at securing a long-term truce ending in Cairo without agreement.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    The Department for Work and Pensions has denied issuing advice about how to vote in the Scottish referendum after a memo was circulated which suggested support for an intact UK was 'legitimate'.

    Read on at BBC

  • 07:00

    George Galloway is questioned by police over anti-Israel comments he made during a speech on 2 August.

    Read on at Daily Mirror

  • 07:00

    Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's 10.30pm lights-out policy in prisons is 'dangerous' and could contribute to inmate's mental health problems, campaigners warn.

    Read on at The Guardian

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