Peers approve gay marriage bill

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15 July 2013 Last updated at 12:57 ET Gay couples will be able to marry next year, if the bill passes into law Same-sex marriage in England and Wales is... Read More

Benefits cap of £500 begins rollout

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14 July 2013 Last updated at 19:00 ET About 40,000 households will be affected initially Continue reading the main story Disability benefits and you Six major changes Q&A: Universal credit... Read More

Tories dismiss tobacco link ‘smears’

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14 July 2013 Last updated at 07:11 ET Grant Shapps says the government has a good record on reducing smoking Labour’s questions on whether David Cameron’s elections adviser tried to... Read More

Immigration backlog ‘tops 500,000’

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12 July 2013 Last updated at 19:01 ET Scrapped: Four departments have replaced UKBA The backlog of unresolved immigration cases has grown to more than 500,000, a group of influential... Read More

PM probed on adviser’s tobacco links

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13 July 2013 Last updated at 12:35 ET David Cameron denies being lobbied by Mr Crosby on tobacco policy Shadow cabinet office minister Jon Trickett has written to David Cameron... Read More

Miliband ‘must earn’ union support

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12 July 2013 Last updated at 20:14 ET The Unite leader has been at odds with Labour in recent weeks Unite leader Len McCluskey is to warn Ed Miliband his... Read More

Ministers block Litvinenko inquiry

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12 July 2013 Last updated at 06:16 ET The UK will not hold a public inquiry into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, the coroner in charge of his... Read More

No need for tax rises, says Osborne

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11 July 2013 Last updated at 10:14 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Chancellor George Osborne: “I’m clear that tax increases are not required” Continue reading... Read More

Denis MacShane charged over expenses

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11 July 2013 Last updated at 06:11 ET Former MP Denis MacShane is to be charged with false accounting over parliamentary expenses claims, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. Malcolm... Read More