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All the talk has been of cabinet reshuffles in the run-up to the party conference season – but now it looks like they may be delayed until after it is over.

Man guilty of murdering student

A man was convicted today of the "brutal, cold and ruthless" murder of a medical student.

The Sketch: Osborne shows no fear as the big fight turns out to be a mismatch

My, how he's grown. Isn't it remarkable how the trappings of the priestly caste make it look as though George Osborne knows what he's talking about? Just because he is able to say he will group questions; just because he has got his voice by the throat; just because people are beginning to get used to the idea that when someone says "Chancellor of the Exchequer" they mean him – just because of those things, he can play at student debating and make it look like serious politics.

Forces 'will lose 10,000 police' as cuts hit home

England and Wales will have 10,000 fewer police officers by 2013 as a result of reductions in force budgets, Labour Party analysis suggests. Planned job cuts announced so far by the country's 43 police forces amounted to 10,190 police officer posts and a further 10,146 police staff.

Care home residents denied legal aid – by typing error

Care home work of campaigning solicitor put at risk by licensing authority's ruling

Cameron urged to back down over cuts

Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure from Labour today to back down over plans to cut public spending following grim GDP figures.

Miliband: 'I'm still discovering things about myself'

Four months into what is often described as the toughest job in British politics, Ed Miliband admits he is still "discovering things about myself".

Alan Johnson: 'I'll fight next election'

Alan Johnson today declared his intention to fight the next general election - insisting his resignation from the shadow cabinet did not mean an end to his political career.

Final fanfare for the common men

<b>Andrew Grice:</b> The exit of Alan Johnson and Andy Coulson makes Westminster even posher than it already was.

Claims of second bodyguard affair

Alan Johnson's former police bodyguard, suspended over an alleged affair with the former shadow chancellor's wife, will be investigated over claims of a second relationship, with the politician's personal assistant.

Mary Ann Sieghart: Ed Balls will be a disaster for Labour

His problem is mainly one of arrogance. Like Gordon Brown, he believes he's superior to almost everyone

Labour to 'pull together' after Johnson departure

Labour's shadow cabinet will "pull together" and leave behind the problems of the past following Alan Johnson's decision to quit frontline politics, Douglas Alexander has said.

Katy Guest: Rant &amp; Rave (23/01/11)

Rant

How first a marriage and then a political career were ended

Andy McSmith retraces the events that did for Alan Johnson

Letters: Blair and the Iraq War Inquiry

Blair's delusion about Iraq

First Night: 10 O'Clock Live, Channel 4

They had the big stories, but where were the big laughs?
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Revealed: Why Mohammed Emwazi chose the 'safe option' of fighting for Isis, rather than following his friends to al-Shabaab in Somalia

Why Mohammed Emwazi chose Isis

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An open letter to David Cameron: Building fortress Europe has had deadly results

Open letter to David Cameron

Building the walls of fortress Europe has had deadly results
Tory candidates' tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they seem - you don't say!

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Tory candidates' election tweets not as 'spontaneous' as they appear
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Netflix for people who want to stop just watching trash all the time
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Armenian genocide: To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie

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To continue to deny the truth of this mass human cruelty is close to a criminal lie
Lou Reed: The truth about the singer's upbringing beyond the biographers' and memoirists' myths

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Migrant boat disaster: This human tragedy has been brewing for four years and EU states can't say they were not warned

This human tragedy has been brewing for years

EU states can't say they were not warned
Women's sportswear: From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help

Women's sportswear

From tackling a marathon to a jog in the park, the right kit can help
Hillary Clinton's outfits will be as important as her policies in her presidential bid

Clinton's clothes

Like it or not, her outfits will be as important as her policies
NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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