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Thousands of people have died shortly after the tests gave them the all clear

Peers and guests wait in the House of the Lords as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to deliver a speech during the State Opening of Parliament

House of Lords appointments: The new unelected peers promoted by David Cameron

The unelected House is now the second biggest legislature in the world after China's

Revellers throw tomato pulp at each other during the annual

Google Streetview car put out of action by tomato-throwing mob

The car was trying to document the Tomatina festival

Migrants walk down a slope beside a road leading to the Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles on July 30, 2015

Why is it so difficult to reduce immigration?

'Ambition' of the Government is to cut net immigration to under 100,000 a year

Government accused of closing door on Eritrean refugees in attempt to hit immigration target

This year the UN warned of killings, sexual slavery and forced labour in Eritrea

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at a rally for supporters at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl on August 25, 2015

Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn voters most likely to believe 'world is controlled by a secretive elite'

YouGov poll delves into character types of the four candidate's supporters

Iain Duncan-Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pension since 2010

Government's benefit tests under scrutiny as thousands die after being passed 'fit to work'

The DWP was forced to disclose the figures after an FOI request

Sturgeon said that Ed Miliband's biggest problem had been ruling out working with the SNP

Nicola Sturgeon: Idea that SNP helped Tories win the election is 'b*****ks'

There were claims voters feared a coalition between the SNP and Labour

The DUP have said that there can be no 'business as usual'

DUP says it is prepared to bring down Stormont over claims the IRA is still active

Northern Ireland's largest Unionist party says it can't be 'business as usual'

Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn

The DWP secretary previous denied the figures' existence

Douglas Hogg

Tory MP who claimed moat cleaning on his expenses has been handed a peerage

Douglas Hogg is among dozens of new unelected lords

Thousands have died soon after being found ‘fit to work’ by the DWP’s benefit tests

The Government battled against releasing the figures

Net migration to Britain hits an all-time high

The previous record set in 2005 has been surpassed

Tony Blair and George Bush

Setting a deadline on the Iraq Inquiry would 'wreck' it, says committee chair

Crispin Blunt said the Chilcott Inquiry needed to be left alone

The Tories are punishing business with their 'bizarre' immigration target, industry group says

The Institute of Directors says the target is unachievable

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