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Nick Clegg isn't ready for a return to frontbench politics just yet

Nick Clegg turns down invitation for Lib Dem frontbench position

It is understood Mr Clegg was offered a post covering the briefs of foreign affairs, defence and Europe

A migrant washes his clothes in a makeshift camp known as the 'Jungle'

Calais crisis: Theresa May criticised over pledge to help French deport migrants to Africa

UK politicians, the French authorities and Eurotunnel are blaming each other for failing to get to grips with the flow of migrants

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak

David Cameron flies into a storm of allegations of government corruption in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s Prime Minister denies that he benefited from the investment fund that investigators have traced to what they allege are his own bank accounts

Hilary Benn appeals for members to elect Andy Burnham in Labour leadership race

Benn rejected the idea of a plot to oust Jeremy Corbyn if the veteran left-winger wins the leadership

Baroness Wilcox: Peer living within walking distance of House of Lords claims £74,400 in two years

More than 100 peers are claiming the tax-free payment for each day they attend Parliament, it has emerged

Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims that he is a

Jeremy Corbyn becomes favourite to win Labour leadership race in latest Ladbrokes odds

Ladbrokes said a surge of bets made after the latest positive polling put Corbyn ahead of the rest

Professor Dame Carol Black, chair of the Nuffield Trust, will look at best practice from around the world in fighting obesity

Obese people who refuse to lose weight could see benefits cut, David Cameron to announce

The aim of the policy will be to make sure more people seek treatment

Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government

Exclusive: Ms Cooper urged Labour members to 'get serious' about the next general election rather than become 'a protest movement'

Lord Sewel speaking in the House of Lords earlier this year

David Cameron told to end plans for new Tory peers after Lord Sewel resigns over drugs video

The episode has reopened the debate over the future of the Lords

Jeremy Corbyn takes a 22-point lead in Labour leadership race

His lead has increased further since the last major poll which put him on top

Burnham: 'I believe Labour needs to rediscover the self-confidence to make a big argument'

Andy Burnham confirms Labour under him would support levy on people's estates to fund social care

Leadership contender revives controversial plan for what Tories dubbed a 'death tax'

Jeremy Corbyn presents pupils with certificates after they perform in a play on their last day of school at Duncombe Primary School in London

Jeremy Corbyn commits to making half of cabinet women, in ambitious 'Working with Women' policy document

He also announced a target to make sure that half of Labour MPs are women

Lord Sewel resigns after 'drugs' video: House of Lords member's resignation letter in full

Former deputy speaker of the House of Lords resigned following a Sun scoop

Lord Sewel has quit the House of Lords

Lord Sewel quits: Peer 'boasts of having sex with BBC presenter and seeing 13 mistresses'

The peer has stepped down from the House of Lords

Lord Sewel 'drugs' video: Peer resigns from House of Lords after prostitute scandal

The former deputy speaker had resisted days of calls to step down

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Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
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Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen