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But she admits Labour needs to talk about immigration, too

Palestinian statehood: Ed Miliband demands whipped vote, but backs down to avoid resignations

Labour MPs who are concerned that this is an anti-Israel motion say it is against party policy, and want a free vote

Nigel Farage undressed: The Ukip leader's fuddy-duddy look is a calculated harking-back to post-war patriotism

The pint is a prop: Nigel Farage dresses more like a lord of the manor than a worker – and we're falling for it

Increased demand on nurses leaves shortfall of 10,000 staff

Despite extra funding for the NHS, the pressures on the workforce have surged as retiring staff members are not replaced
PC Derek Charlton of Merseyside Police operates their new aerial surveillance drone in Liverpool

Government use of surveillance drones is 'probably illegal'

Exclusive: The spies-in-the-skies are coming under scrutiny themselves, as a leading barrister warns that new privacy laws are needed
Boris Johnson has said that Tony Blair learned his oration techniques from Hitler

Tony Blair 'emulated Hitler's oration techniques', Boris Johnson says

The London Mayor says that the Nazi leader's style was copied by many, including the former Prime Minister

Ex-SNP MSP John Finnie defects to Green Party

Mr Finnie will sit as an independent MSP until the next Scottish elections in 2016, when he will seek to stand as a Green Party candidate

Nigel Farage rules out Ukip pact with Tory party

Nigel Farage: Ukip will not form a pact with Tories

'This party is not a splinter of the Conservative party. This party is its own organic force'

Boris Johnson's interview for London Live's Power Lunch

Boris Johnson says voters don’t care about his extra-marital affairs

In an interview Mayor of London Boris Johnson said voters think his private life is 'irrelevant' to his work

Ed Miliband with Liz McInnes, the MP for Heywood and Middleton, after Labour clung on to the seat with a majority of just 617

Ed Miliband pays price for Ukip surge under Nigel Farage as Labour turns on its leader

Tory by-election loss overshadowed

Ukip leader Nigel Farage with newly elected Ukip MP Douglas Carswell (right) after the party’s win in Clacton

Today Clacton, tomorrow the UK: jubilant Ukip predicts political avalanche

Party leader Nigel Farage says there will be more defections from the Tories and even Labour

Israeli MP Hilik Bar (left), with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in April, is urging Labour MPs to defy the whip

Anger grows within Labour over forced Palestinian vote

Pro-Israel MPs unhappy at being whipped into voting to recognise Palestine

Theresa May face pressure over claims the Conservatives had “suppressed” two reports into drug abuse

Theresa May attacked over claims Tories buried reports into drug abuse

Conservatives accused of wanting to look tough on drugs

Clacton Pier has seen better, and busier, times

Clacton by-election: If a political revolution can begin on this quiet sea-front, nothing is impossible

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Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

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Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
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Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
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Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?