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Northamptonshire has cut its backing by 55 per cent between 2010-11 and 2013-14, Suffolk by 50 per cent, Hertfordshire by 40 per cent and Gloucestershire by 34 per cent.

Bus subsidies slashed leaving less-used routes to close or cut back

Unprofitable bus routes are being scrapped or scaled back because of deep cuts in support from councils whose budgets are being squeezed, new figures disclose today.

President Obama's former advisor David Axelrod has been hired by Labour

Ed Miliband hires David Axelrod, the man who won it for President Obama, to mastermind Labour's 2015 election campaign

Barack Obama's election guru has been hired to advise Labour on its 2015 campaign.

The Kazakh regime has accused Mukhtar Ablyazov of money-laundering and fraud and has demanded his extradition

Kazakh dissident loses UK refugee status after David Cameron’s trade mission - sparking claims the Government is attempting to curry favour with the oil-rich country

Lawyers for Mukhtar Ablyazov say the PM viewed the case as a stumbling-block to closer ties with the repressive central Asian republic

Conservative MP Andrea Leadsom used controversial trusts to reduce her potential tax bill

Revealed: how City minister Andrea Leadsom used controversial trusts to reduce her potential inheritance-tax bill

New Help to Buy supremo also used offshore banking for buy-to-let property business

Caroline Lucas arrives at court in Brighton yesterday, where she was cleared of public order offences

Green MP Caroline Lucas to continue campaign against fracking after court finds her not guilty of obstructing a public highway during Balcombe protest

Britain’s only Green MP has vowed to continue her fight to end fracking after being found not guilty of obstructing a public highway and a public order offence during high-profile protests.

The new National Crime Agency in February made 10 different payments totalling £336,573 to Mercedes Benz

Coalition spending revealed: Crime Agency's £336,573 outlay on Mercedes vans for 'special projects', a £27,000 parking bill at Gatwick Airport and £108,000 PR spend among Government departments’ public accounts

It was just less than a year ago that ministers claimed the Government was starting to “manage our finances like the best-run FTSE100 businesses”.

David Cameron in bubble wrap? Prime Minister appears to be stuck in tube

The Conservatives have been having a rough ride recently..

Rachel Reeves said the work capability assessment 'humiliates' disabled people

Labour pledges to overhaul the hated fitness-for-work tests that it introduced

The controversial fitness-for-work tests for the sick and disabled would be overhauled by an incoming Labour government with the companies which operate them paid according to the quality of their performance.

Beyond the boundaries: according to the men the writer canvassed, non-consensual sexual acts are common on the gay scene

Westminster is awash with tales of young men being sexually harassed - but it's far from being just a problem in politics

Patrick Strudwick, himself a victim of such behaviour, argues that far too many people accept it as a fact of gay life

Lembit Opik spent 13 years as Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire

Former MP Lembit Opik becomes the face of 'Britain’s first satirical pro-Iranian politics show'

Lembit Opik, the former Liberal Democrat MP, has found a new role fronting what is billed as “Britain’s first satirical pro-Iranian politics show” despite campaigning against persecution in the country when he was in Parliament.

David Cameron sings a hymn during the enthronement service of The Most Rev Justin Welby as Archbishop of Canterbury, at Canterbury Cathedral last year

Let us praise: David Cameron acclaims his and Britain’s Christian faith

The PM's comments are likely to be seen as an appeal to churchgoers and Anglican leaders who have been highly critical of government reforms

Liam Fox was set to speak at a conference for the right-wing American Enterprise Institute in Washington

Edward Snowden is a ‘self-publicising narcissist’ who committed treason, claims former defence secretary Liam Fox

Former defence secretary says Snowden files ‘helped Russia to annex Crimea’

Average pay increased by 1.7 per cent this year

Wages higher than inflation for the first time in four years

Wages are rising ahead of inflation for the first time since the Coalition government took office, official figures showed this morning.

Wikileaks backs Ukip over list against journalists at Times (or ‘Tories Inventing More Erroneous Sh*te’)

Nigel Farage claims to be victim of a smear campaign

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls as he listens to George Osborne deliver his Budget last month

Ed Balls under police investigation over 'fail-to-stop collision' outside West Yorkshire offices

Shadow chancellor's car was filmed crashing into parked vehicle in West Yorkshire - before driving off

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How I brokered a peace deal with Robert Mugabe: Roy Agyemang reveals the delicate diplomacy needed to get Zimbabwe’s President to sit down with the BBC

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British Muslims's Happy video attacked as 'sinful'

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Jenny Collier: 'Sexism on stand-up circuit should be extinct'

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Ben Stokes: 'Punching lockers isn't way forward'

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Mark Johnston: First £1 million jackpot spurs him on

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Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail. If you think it's awful, then just don't watch it'

Ricky Gervais: 'People are waiting for me to fail'

As the second series of his divisive sitcom 'Derek' hits screens, the comedian tells James Rampton why he'll never bow to the critics who habitually circle his work
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Mad Men returns for a final fling

The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground as there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit

Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

Technology giant’s scientists say there is no material strong enough for a cable from Earth into orbit