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More women are in work in Britain than ever before

Government announces increase of 800,000 in four years

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Electoral Commission unfit for purpose, claims think tank with links to Number 10

Policy Exchange claims electoral roll errors are up

The study found that the Conservatives would hit the bottom 10 per cent of the income ladder hardest if they retain power

Main parties are keeping voters in the dark about tax and spending plans, claims think tank

IPPR says parties need to be more transparent before the election

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Firms to receive NHS cash to reward staff for losing weight in 'radical model' for health care

NHS England unveils five-year plan to shake up services and cut costs

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Poll: Tories on course for another humiliating defeat in Rochester by-election to Ukip

ComRes survey shows 13-point lead for defector Mark Reckless

Jean-Claude Juncker, the President-elect of the European Commission, says freedom of movement within the EU is non-negotiable

Juncker in warning to Cameron: Freedom of movement within the EU is non-negotiable

The European Commission's President-elect, Jean-Claude Juncker, said they will not change EU rules

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Marbles and David Cameron putting the boot into John Bercow help to relieve the tedium

There was a genuinely startling moment during Prime Minister’s Questions today. And no, it wasn’t the man being bundled out after seemingly flinging marbles at the screen protecting MPs from the public – though goodness knows that helped to relieve the tedium. It was when David Cameron suddenly – if metaphorically – decided to plant his boot on the neck of the Speaker, John Bercow.

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Smith Commission on Scottish devolution meets for the first time

Black-out agreed on substance of all-party talks

Andy McSmith's Diary: Exterminating Travellers – not a laughing matter

The best that can be said of Alan Mellins, a Conservative councillor from Maidenhead, is that his behaviour was ignorant. Maidenhead includes a site where Travellers settled five years ago without planning permission, and on Monday a council panel was asked for any suggestion about how to speed up the process of evicting them. “Execute them,” Mellins suggested.

The tiny island of Sark held its first election in 2008 but the Barclays argued its system breached European laws

Barclay brothers lose legal fight over the future of Sark

Telegraph owners lose expensive constitutional battle

Mike Read has apologised for 'unintentionally causing offence'

Mike Read withdraws his ‘Ukip Calypso’ from sale

Former Radio 1 DJ apologies for 'unintentionally' causing offence

Support for Britain keeping its EU membership is at its highest level since 1991

Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'

Despite Ukip's rise in popularity, new research by IpsosMori found 56 per cent of British adults want to stay within the EU - though they still do want the relationship to change

Man arrested for allegedly throwing marbles during PMQs

Mps were protected by screen erected in 2004

Cameron takes action on terrorism funding in charity sector through new law

Prime Minister giving extra powers and £8m to sector to crackdown on terrorists and money launderers in charities

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?