Brian Brady

Brian Brady is Whitehall Editor for The Independent on Sunday.

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Ed Miliband watched Durham Miners head to their Gala yesterday with his son, Daniel

Miliband brings Miners' Gala in from the cold

He's the first Labour leader to speak at Durham's union spree for decades, sparking cries of 'Red Ed'

British troops in Afghanistan

Troops' injury claims show 20-fold rise

Iraq and Afghan conflicts have led to more than 28,000 military personnel seeking MoD help for health problems since 2006

Windfarm subsidy faces huge cut

Treasury officials are drawing up plans for swingeing cuts in state support for onshore wind-farms, it was claimed last night. This is a dramatic move that threatens to undermine David Cameron's claim to lead the greenest government ever.

Last resort: Charities say 450 families in England spent at least six weeks in a B&B

Threefold rise in families being housed in B&Bs

Councils say cap on benefits makes other options for homeless unaffordable, especially in London

Pension changes are said to be driving teachers out of the job

Teacher exodus as thousands go for early exit

Premature retirements account for half of leavers

More jobs go in Whitehall than planned

Whitehall departments have had to pay millions of pounds extra in severance packages after their cost-cutting redundancy programmes attracted more applicants than expected.

Girls in care have become easy targets for gangs of men who ply them with drugs, alcohol and mobile phones before using them for sex

Ministers set to order inquiry into care homes

After nine men were jailed for grooming girls for sex last week, Brian Brady reports on a breakdown in the local authority care system

Nine men arrested over sex grooming in Rochdale

Nine men have been arrested and questioned by detectives investigating a second case of suspected child grooming in Rochdale, police said yesterday. The men, aged 24 to 38, who are suspected of sexual activity with a child, were released on bail yesterday.

Front line: Police say they often face hostility in their work

Police 'in denial' over rise in racism complaints

Allegations have doubled in 10 years – but most are baseless, officials claim

Ken Livingstone on his way to hear the election results

Livingstone bows out. But can we believe him?

He has broken promises before. Ken Livingstone once said that being Mayor of London would be his last political job, before he made running for the office a long-term occupation.

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