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he Angel of the North statue is covered in heavy snow as a bitter chill swept across Britain in December 2011

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Iain Duncan Smith and George Osborne attend a Cabinet Committee

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DWP re-release a bizarre rap of their changes to the workplace pension

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Sir Bernard Hogan Howe said the current way officers were made to justify their actions was 'worrying'

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Sir Christopher Bland warns over move to shift costs to Corporation

Emergency Budget 2015: Boris Johnson calls on George Osborne to cut top rate of income

Mayor of London says the move must be accompanied by firms paying workers the living wage

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