Andrew Grice

Andrew Grice has been Political Editor of The Independent since 1998. He was previously Political Editor of The Sunday Times, where he worked for 10 years, and he has been a Westminster-based journalist since 1982. His column, Inside Politics, appears in The Independent each Saturday.

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Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, raised the prospect of “a long drawn-out campaign”

Isis: MPs will back air strikes in Iraq, but Fallon warns that war could last for years

Hints that British intervention could eventually extend to Syria as well as Iraq fuel growing fears of ‘mission creep’

Dutch F-16 fighter bombers, similary to those been sent by Holland to Iraq.

Isis crisis: UK air strikes in Iraq would be legal, says Downing Street

MPs will vote on carrying out air strikes in Iraq on Friday

The option of UK air strikes against Isis in Syria has been left open

Isis: Defence Secretary Michael Fallon predicts two to three-year campaign in Iraq

MPs to vote on measures tomorrow

Andy Burnham won the warmest reception of any member of Ed Miliband's Shadow Cabinet

Labour Party conference: Andy Burnham would integrate social care and NHS

Andy Burnham has promised to end the "scandal" of how old and vulnerable people are treated by the state by integrating the NHS and social care.

The Labour leader neglected to mention the deficit at any point during an exhausting round of 40 TV and radio interviews

Labour Party conference: Ed Miliband forced into damage control over botched speech

Labour leader admits forgetting key parts of speech

Ed Miliband plans to fund his planned NHS boost through mansion tax tobacco firm levies

Labour Party Conference: Mansion tax and tobacco firm levies to fund Ed Miliband's £2.5bn boost to NHS

Ed Miliband put the NHS at the heart of Labour’s general election campaign by promising a £2.5bn cash injection to fund the recruitment of another 36,000 health professionals.

The NHS was a central topic at the Labour Party Conference

Ed Miliband fluffs his lines and forgets to mention economy in keynote speech

This was a speech with one major omission but plenty  to appeal to Labour’s core vote

NHS will get £2.5bn boost funded by mansion tax and and levy on tobacco firms, pledges Ed Miliband

Labour leader promises to fund 20,000 new nurses and 8,000 new GPs

Miliband will pledge that the number of first-time home buyers would be doubled to 400,000 a year under a Labour Government

Labour Party Conference: Ed Miliband pledges to use mansion tax to tackle crisis in NHS

Labour leader will use annual conference to unveil a six-point ‘national mission’ to save UK

The shadow Chancellor is thought to be keener on a Heathrow expansion than Mr Miliband

Labour Party conference: Ed Balls offers stronger support for London airport expansion

Labour has softened its opposition to expansion at Heathrow Airport despite Ed Miliband’s previous hostility to the building of a third runway there.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker