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The Mayor of London didn't show his face at PMQs on Wednesday

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Minus Boris Johnson, MPs aligned according to flight paths

Boris was lucky to miss PMQs as the debate over Heathrow expansion raged

Not for shale: An anti-fracking protest in Preston earlier this year

House prices near fracking sites could fall by up to 7 per cent, government report warns

Fracking could also worsen traffic congestion, noise and air quality, and may not bring many jobs to an area in the longer term, it says

In the Five Bells pub, there are conspiracy theories of dodgy private deals being made over the airport expansion

Heathrow Airport expansion: How the small village of Harmondsworth could be destroyed to clear space

The airport’s boundary could engulf half of the peaceful village, destroying businesses, a primary school and 750 homes in the process

An artist's impression showing how Heathrow Airport could look with a third runway

Heathrow Airport expansion: David Cameron at risk of Cabinet revolt over plans for third runway

Mr Cameron is under strong pressure from business leaders to bite the bullet on Heathrow but his Cabinet is split

Andy McSmith's Diary: So that’s how Meg Hillier became Margaret Hodge’s successor

Ed Miliband sacked Hillier from the shadow Cabinet because she was hopeless

Tories raise £100,000 by auctioning off 'Ed Stone' replica at exclusive summer party for donors

Replica was sold off to raise funds for the Conservative party, along with a signed photo of the new Cabinet that sold for £200,000

Greek withdrawal from the Euro 'would make it easier for Cameron to argue that his reforms were good for Europe,' according to one senior source

Grexit could boost Cameron's efforts to win better deal for UK from EU, say diplomats

However in the short term, the Greek crisis could damage growth in the eurozone, with a knock-on effect on Britain

Mounting concern at the levels of deaths in custody led to the review. File photo

More than 100 young prisoners have taken their own lives in past eight years, says review

The biggest review of Britain’s penal policy in 30 years concluded that prisons must focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment

David Cameron refers to 83-year-old Labour MP Dennis Skinner as 'Jurassic Park'

It isn't the first time the Prime Minister has mocked the 'Beast of Bolsover' for his old age

David Cameron and Boris Johnson, leaving the Advantage children's daycare nursery in Surbiton

Labour accuses David Cameron of 'being bullied by Boris Johnson' over Heathrow expansion as it makes surprise decision to back third runway

Interim leader Harriet Harman calls for a 'swift' decision to be made on where to expand the UK's aviation capacity

Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary

Legally binding child poverty targets to be scrapped, Iain Duncan Smith says

The DWP minister made the announcement ahead of his planned £12bn welfare cuts

Heathrow Airport expansion: Furious row erupts between Boris Johnson and Sir Howard Davies over plans

Boris Johnson told the Today programme that legal challenges would prevent the runway ever being built

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith

Iain Duncan Smith's expenses credit card is suspended after he runs up £1,000 debt to taxpayer

The DWP secretary has advocated pre-paid cash cards for the unemployed

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, processes with fellow members though the central lobby during the State Opening of Parliament at the Houses of Parliament on 27 May 2015 in London, England

The Conservative politicians who stand in the way of the UK expanding its airport capacity

Airports Commission has recommended a third runway at Heathrow as the best way to expand UK aviation capacity

Over 100,000 people have told David Cameron he should force supermarkets to give wasted food to charity

It should be made illegal for supermarkets to throw away perfectly edible food, MPs say

Parliamentarians want shops to be forced to give ageing food to charity

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