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William Hague presents four options for Parliamentary devolution

Gemma Arterton (C) holds a placard outside the Houses of Parliament to mark the tabling of the motion on equal pay

Equal Pay: Seven male Tory MPs vote against bill to make big companies reveal gender pay gap

The bill was overwhelmingly backed by MPs

English votes for English laws: William Hague sets out Government plans for new UK devolution

Parliament will be given four options – three Conservative and one Lib Dem-led – on changing powers

Nigel Farage enjoys one of 'five or six' glasses of wine with Steph and Dom Parker

Nigel Farage's wife 'is paid with public money', it is revealed, despite denial on show with Googlebox's Steph and Dom

Nigel Farage insisted his wife 'is no longer paid by the public sector' but instead receives her wage from 'The Party'

Ukip is set to secure control of a £1.5 million pot of European taxpayers' cash by forming a new political party

Ukip set to secure control of £1.5m of EU tax-payers cash by forming new political party

£1.5m pot usually reserved for parties wanting to promote European integration

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Home Secretary Theresa May emerges unscathed on a day laden with cross-party ironies

Ms May appeared unaware of any evidence of British complicity, which is odd since some British entanglement has been established

Picture Exclusive: The year is 1998. The venue is a Springbok Club meeting. The flag is a symbol for white supremacists in South Africa. And the speaker is Ukip’s deputy chairman, Neil Hamilton

Picture exclusive: Ukip's Neil Hamilton and the club that wants ‘civilised rule’ restored in South Africa

The year is 1998. The venue is a Springbok Club meeting. The flag is a symbol for white supremacists in South Africa. And the speaker is Ukip’s deputy chairman

66 per cent of people disagree with the Chancellor’s strategy to reduce Government spending faster

Two thirds of Britons do not support George Osborne's £30bn additional cuts

Mr Osborne aims to clear the deficit on day-to-day spending by 2018

Campaigners protest at the Faslane naval base on the Clyde, home of the Trident Submarine fleet, in March 2007

Greens, SNP and Plaid Cymru ‘may back Labour’ - if they scrap Trident

Scrapping nuclear weapons could be the price of Coalition

Theresa May told the home affairs select committee that the Home Office had received more than 100 names of possible candidates to chair the inquiry

Child abuse inquiry: Theresa May will grant investigators major new powers

Ms May also denied trying to censor any sections of the CIA terror report

Andy McSmith's Diary: Ukip’s string of casualties points to a brutal civil war within the party

Kerry Smith’s resignation is a gain for Ukip’s nastier wing

Passengers at Terminal 5 Heathrow are forced to queue after a computer failure closed London Airspace for several hours

Air-traffic chaos: Transport Secretary hints at compensation for 'unacceptable' failure

Patrick McLoughlin spoke to Transport Select Committee

Ed Miliband has begun to believe he could be prime minster next May

Ed Miliband in damage control over leaked Labour immigration memo

Document asked candidates to "move conversation on" from immigration

Nick Clegg has a perilous three-point lead over Labour in Sheffield Hallam - where 17.3 per cent of the electorate are students

Nick Clegg backs face-sitting protesters over UK porn ban

Deputy Prime Minister says people should be free to 'get their kicks'

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