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Brian Brady is Whitehall Editor for The Independent on Sunday.

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David Cameron and the Home Secretary, Theresa May (pictured), highlighted a possible 40p baseline for alcohol earlier this year when they confirmed the coalition supported minimum pricing

Cameron to set minimum price for alcohol

PM to publish plan this week to tackle binge drinking by outlawing cheap drink

John Prescott was the best-known casualty of the police commissioner elections

John Prescott vows: I'll be back!

The former Deputy Prime Minister won't be retiring, despite his humiliating defeat in the police commissioner elections last week – a process that left voters around the country cold

Crosby: street-fighter reputation

No 10 signs up Boris's campaign manager

David Cameron has hired Boris Johnson's controversial polling guru in an attempt to keep the Tories in power beyond the next general election, in 2015, it emerged last night.

Liverpool FC emblem on Anfield stadium’s gates. Victims’ families want inquiries to be ‘knitted together’

Hillsborough: Fears of delay and duplication

Home Secretary rejects appeal for 'special prosecutor' to co-ordinate inquiries into disaster

Ukrainian lion tamer Vladislav Goncharov, at a circus
in Budapest

Circuses blow their top at lion licensing plan

Owners say proposal is 'disrespectful' and could drive them out of business

Campaigners say anonymity for child sex defendants would be a step backwards

Child abuse: Rochdale MP calls for "the truth" about Sir Cyril Smith

Allegations of abuse were printed by Private Eye in 1979

Lord Patten greets his new DG in September

John Humphrys vs George Entwistle: A humiliating interview, and a career was at an end

Humphrys destroyed his boss in a memorable encounter on the ‘Today’ programme, and within hours Entwistle did the honourable thing and quit

Fuzzy logic: Homes near to 4G base stations may need a filter to maintain TV reception

Roll-out of 4G leaves UK with £180m bill

Millions expected to suffer from interference

You have the right to remain silent: nearly 85 per cent of voters are expected to shun the ballot on Thursday

David Cameron's police reform fails to impress

This week's turnout for elected commissioners could be the lowest ever

John Prescott (Labour) - Humberside
The former deputy prime minister pledges to resist job cuts, give better support to the victims of crime, and fund a drive against alcohol-related offences through a “late-night levy” on late-opening problem pubs

Move along now. There's nothing to see here: Police commissioner elections fail to take off

Brian Brady reports from a meeting in Hull – where only one person turned up

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Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

His friends were betrayed and killed by al-Shabaab
'The solution can never be to impassively watch on while desperate people drown'
An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

You don't say!

Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
Mubi: Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash

So what is Mubi?

Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
The impossible job: how to follow Kevin Spacey?

The hardest job in theatre?

How to follow Kevin Spacey
Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

Armenian genocide and the 'good Turks'

To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

'Lou needed care, but what he got was ECT'

The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond
Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders