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THE TORIES called for Chris Smith, the Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, to clarify what he said to Greg Dyke about the job of BBC director-general. Mr Smith said earlier this week he had not had "detailed discussions" with Mr Dyke, adding: "He did inform me on February 4 he was considering applying for the post."

Trade wars

MINISTERS DENIED Liberal Democrat claims that disputes over genetically modified food and hormonally modified meat could spark trade wars between the EU and the US.

Fuel prices

UNLEADED PETROL will cost pounds 6.90 a gallon and diesel pounds 7.09 if the Government went ahead with planned annual increases until 2010, the Tories warned.

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