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Labour attacks Coalition as UK's energy bills soar 21 per cent in three years

The charge of ever-rising prices for consumers will dog the Prime Minister in the run-up to the election

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After his holiday in Portugal, David Cameron’s summer has been dominated by controversy

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Digital games haul in cash for pubs, but what are the odds of a win? Ten times worse than in a casino…

Ukip topped the poll in this year's European elections

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Party members will have to approve Farage, but it's unlikely he will not be selected

Kurdish peshmerga fighters take positions on the front line

Iraq crisis: Britain prepared to arm Kurdish fighters

Government 'would be open to' a request for direct military assistance

Ranbir Singh Suri, a major Conservative Party donor who was elevated to the House of Lords by David Cameron

Labour demands answers over Tory donor Ranbir Singh Suri’s peerage

The body which oversees the awarding of peerages has been asked to investigate the case of a major Conservative Party donor who was elevated to the House of Lords by David Cameron.

Indo-Chinese colonial troops during the First World War

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Sikh leaders reject Government description of Lord Suri as a leading figure in their community

Michael Farmer, a hedge fund manager and Tory party treasurer, was the party’s third biggest donor over the past four months

City banker made a peer by PM had given £300,000 to Tories two months earlier

Sir Michael Farmer was the party's third biggest donor over the past four months

Tornado fighters at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, yesterday ahead of providing support for aid drops in Iraq

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The HS2 rail link is facing new opposition from an unexpected source, after the Royal College of General Practitioners claimed construction of the the line could deprive the UK of thousands of GPs because of disruptions to exams.

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Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
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Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola

A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
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Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss

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Philip Larkin: Misogynist, racist, miserable? Or caring, playful man who lived for others?

Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?

Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?

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Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
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Mackay, Moody and another grim day for English football

The latest shocking claims do nothing to dispel the image that some in the game on these shores exist in a time warp, laments Sam Wallace
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Will Barcelona's hopes go out of the window?

Pete Jenson starts his preview of the Spanish season, which begins on Saturday, by explaining how Fifa’s transfer ban will affect the Catalans
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We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
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Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
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Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape