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Oliver Wright is Whitehall Editor of The Independent.

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There are currently six Tornadoes taking part in the Iraqi mission

Iraq air strikes: David Cameron announces additional Tornado jets will be deployed to provide 'enhanced resilience' against Isis

There are currently six Tornadoes taking part in the Iraqi mission

John Manzoni will be responsible for making savings across Whitehall in areas such as IT, procurement and contracts

Controversial former BP executive rises to the top of the Civil Service

Mr Manzoni ran around half of BP’s global operations before moving on to Talisman Energy, a company heavily involved in fracking in the US

Salami cuts won’t save enough. Only a total rethink will

No one wants to cut services – everyone wants to cut red tape

A burial team in protective clothing remove a body in Sierra Leone

Ebola virus: Efforts to fight virus ‘being let down by cuts to direct aid’

The report comes as the Government pledged a further £20m to aid stretched health services in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone

In his speech, Cameron cited the issue of prisoner voting to make the case for reform, and criticised the European Court of Human rights for a series of decisions that 'are frankly wrong'.

David Cameron to 'scrap' Human Rights Act for new 'British Bill of Rights'

Mr Cameron said as long ago as 2006 that he wanted to 'entrench' a British bill of rights

Conservative Party conference: David Cameron promises tax cuts and new 'British bill of rights'

The party would also raise the amount people can earn before paying tax at all to £12,500 – the current full time minimum wage

Under the plan, surgery opening times will be extended to between 8am and 8pm

Health pledge: Cameron planning seven-day GP access for patients

Tories attempt to counter Labour attack on their NHS record

Party chairman Grant Shapps at the Tory conference

Conservative Conference: Polls reveal mountain David Cameron has to climb to win 2015 election

The prospect of “more austerity” is the biggest single factor putting off potential Tory voters, the party’s millionaire pollster Lord Ashcroft has admitted, after two new surveys of marginal seats revealed the mountain David Cameron has to climb to win another term in No 10.

A Tornado GR4 alongside a Voyager refuelling aircraft during the RAF’s first combat mission against Isis in northern Iraq

Iraq air strikes: Syria missions still an option says Defence Secretary as RAF jets fail to find targets

RAF Tornados complete first mission over Iraq, but Government warns strikes across border may be needed

Government minister Brooks Newmark has resigned from his post

Five reasons why Brooks Newmark shouldn't have resigned after being caught in a sexting scandal

There is no legal or rational reason for his departure

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Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
Look what's mushrooming now! Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector

Look what's mushrooming now!

Meat-free recipes and food scandals help one growing sector
Neil Findlay is more a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

The vilification of the potential Scottish Labour leader Neil Findlay shows how one-note politics is today, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Tenderstem broccoli omelette; Fried eggs with Mexican-style tomato and chilli sauce; Pan-fried cavolo nero with soft-boiled egg

Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin