Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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The proposals are designed to reverse a century of centralisation and tackle “chronic regional imbalances” between different parts of the UK

Ed Miliband plans new industrial policy to boost economy outside London

Moves to boost the economy of towns and cities outside London by allowing them to keep billions of pounds collected from local businesses will be set out tomorrow by Ed Miliband.

Labour will make a fresh attempt to switch attention from Ed Miliband’s leadership as it sets out plans to lower the tax burden on business and industry

Labour sets out plans to lower the tax burden on business and industry

Labour will today make a fresh attempt to switch attention from Ed Miliband’s leadership as it sets out plans to lower the tax burden on business and industry.

A study has warned that millions of people are turning up at accident and emergency departments asking for medical help because they face long delays to get an appointment with their family doctor

Six million went to A&E because they failed to get an appointment with their GP

Two-week waits for routine appointments with family doctors could soon become commonplace

Chancellor George Osborne came close to approving a dramatic move to combine income tax and national insurance in this year's Budget

Radical Tory tax plan spells the end of national insurance

Fears that tax merger is attack on the NHS

The scheme costs the UK at least £500m a year

Labour aims to shut down eurobonds loophole, which costs UK £500m per year

Labour is to launch an attempt to shut down a legal tax avoidance scheme that costs the country at least £500m a year.

Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

Mark Carney: Interest rates will rise to 2.5% within three years

Mortgage payers have been warned by the Governor of the Bank of England that interest rates are likely to increase five-fold to around 2.5 per cent over the next three years.

Abu Qatada behind bars in court. The radical Islamist preacher will not be allowed to return to Britain.

Abu Qatada can’t return to Britain after acquittal

The Government has insisted there is no chance of Abu Qatada being allowed back into Britain after the radical Islamist preacher was acquitted of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan.

Metallica have so far proved an unpopular choice as Glastonbury headliners

Metallica at Glastonbury 2014: Best songs to download and why you should watch their set

The US heavy metal band's booking has proved controversial but...

Major transport schemes were given “adequate for now” B ratings

Britain's transport network quality damned by Institution of Civil Engineers

The quality of Britain’s local road network and transport links came under attack last night in a wide-ranging analysis of the nation’s infrastructure.

The Commons Justice select committee said violent crime, costs Britain almost £30bn a year

Spend money on crime prevention instead of prisons, Chris Grayling told

Cash being used to build jails to hold the burgeoning prison population should be switched into preventing vulnerable people becoming caught up in crime in the first place, the Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is warned today by MPs.

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Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam