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Maria Miller expenses scandal: Did Culture Secretary's special adviser threaten journalist?

Further pressure mounted on the Culture Secretary Maria Miller as the Daily Telegraph released an audio tape of a phone call between her special adviser and a reporter investigating her expenses claims.

Carol O'Keefe near her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire

Exclusive: New chapter in 'bedroom tax' saga - now councils run out of emergency funds to help worst cases

Mass protests as thousands ‘driven into destitution’ by policy

A Labour MP referred Maria Miller (pictured) to police for criminal investigation over her expense claims

Labour minister accuses David Cameron of ‘double standards’ over Maria Miller scandal

Prime Minister had tried to draw a line under the scandal

Business Secretary Vince Cable will have to explain why Lazard was used so often

Exclusive: Investment bank Lazard’s ‘cosy’ relationship with Government questioned by MPs

Lazard, the investment bank which advised the Government on the much criticised Royal Mail flotation, has earned millions of pounds advising Whitehall on a huge majority of the biggest state asset sales in recent years, The Independent can disclose.

Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Education

Michael Gove 'eliminating literacy like our forefathers'

Times typo received with relish

In the mid-1990s, the average house price was three times average earnings. Today, at roughly the same stage of the economic cycle, the ratio is about 5.5

Exclusive: Housing bubble brewing – prices are now unaffordable for middle earners, says Business Secretary Vince Cable

Business Secretary warns most families are ‘nowhere near’ able to afford homes at average prices as failure to build more homes condemned for producing property bubble

George Osborne has cooled on the idea of allowing the OBR to cost the tax and spending policies of all parties

Plans for OBR to audit opposition party manifestos in jeopardy

Time is fast running out for the Office for Budget Responsibility to audit the manifestos of the opposition parties at next year’s general election, the head of the watchdog warns today.

Figures from the Institute for Fiscal Studies have found that Households will be £974 a year worse off by next year’s general election

Households £974 worse off per year due to tax and benefit changes, says Labour

Households will be £974 a year worse off by next year’s general election under the tax and benefit changes since 2010, Labour said last night.

Ed Miliband says that Labour will replace the Lobbying Act with the regulation of lobbying if they win the next election

Labour may repeal illiberal Lobbying Act if it wins next election, Ed Miliband announces

An incoming Labour government would repeal the “controversial and illiberal” Lobbying Act, Ed Miliband has announced.

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: How to make an apology Maria Miller style

Sorry no longer seems to be the hardest word. Not when it’s done the Maria Miller way! “Perfunctory” hardly does justice to her 31-second performance today. This was apology-lite, the parliamentary equivalent of a five year old’s “allrighthensorrycanihavemyicecreamnow?”.

Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht posted derogatory comments about the country’s government on Facebook

Case of British woman Roya Saberi Negad Nobakht jailed in Iran for criticising the country’s government on Facebook is ‘very worrying,’ says her local MP

Lib Dem Mark Hunter is concerned that Britain does not have diplomatic representation in the Islamic state

Andy McSmith's Diary: It’s all about knowing your target (super) market, Dave

David Cameron picked an odd location to air his view that you are more likely to have an interesting conversation in Waitrose than any other supermarket. “I have got a piece of supermarket sociology, which is that there is something about Waitrose customers... they are the most talkative,” he told the staff today. “I found that if I shop in Waitrose it takes me about twice as long, as everyone wants to stop you and have a chat. Whereas in other supermarkets I find I can dart round very quickly and get everything. It is something about your customers, they are very talkative, engaged people.”

Nick Clegg insisted he had no regrets about challenging Nigel Farage to debate Europe even though he has appeared to 'lose' the contests

Nick Clegg has no regrets after TV debate defeat to Nigel Farage

An unrepentant Nick Clegg insisted he had no regrets about challenging Nigel Farage to debate Europe even though the UK Independence Party leader “won” their two hour-long contests.

Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg after their EU debate

Nigel Farage v Nick Clegg Europe debate: Their shocking statements, terrible jokes and the facts they got wrong

The second face-off between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage was pitched as a battle of personalities over policy.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller has been ordered to repay expenses

Maria Miller expenses: Culture Secretary in hot water as she's ordered to repay £5,800 claim

Culture Secretary ordered to apologise to House of Commons

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Shaun Evans as Endeavour interviews a prisoner as he tries to get to the bottom of a police cover up
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Charlotte Brontë, the English novelist, poet and the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who lived into adulthood, has been celebrated with a Google Doodle depicting her most famous novel, Jane Eyre.
arts + ents "Reader, they doodled her".

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Portrait of Queen Elizabeth-II by David Bailey which has been released to mark her 88th birthday
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The star of the sitcom ‘Miranda’ is hugely popular with mainstream audiences
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Oxegen in Ireland has been axed as promoters decide it is 'no longer viable'
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YouTube clocks up more than a billion users a month
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The original design with Charles' face clearly visible, which is on display around the capital
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Sir Cliff Richard is to release his hundredth album at age 72
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A History of the First World War in 100 moments: A visit to the Front Line by the Prime Minister's wife

A History of the First World War in 100 moments

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

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

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