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Another week and another round of Prime Minister's Questions with very few answers. Yet although the reasons for Cameron and Miliband's mutual mocking changes, look a little closer and you will notice there is always one constant.

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Clegg's next dilemma: does he reaffirm the Coalition deal – and risk his party's wrath?

Andrew Grice on the question threatening to deepen splits within the battered and bruised Liberal Democrats

Steve Richards: Lansley won't survive the surgery now facing his reform

As long as the NHS is financed centrally and free at the point of use, the Government cannot step back and allow a free-for-all administered by quangos

Drop health reforms, says Lib Dem

A Liberal Democrat MP today publicly called on the coalition Government to abandon its controversial Health Service reforms.

Nick Clegg threatens to veto NHS reforms in bid to reassert himself

Nick Clegg threatened to veto the Government's controversial health reforms yesterday as he warned David Cameron that the Liberal Democrats would adopt a more independent stance inside the Coalition.

The smug and the mugged: What happens to the coalition now?

The toughest austerity package in decades, and the Tories escape untouched. But the Lib Dems are sore

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HSBC is expected to announce a $6.1bn (£3.7bn) pre-tax profit for the first quarter ahead of a restructuring on Wednesday.

Russell Hobby: 'What looks good on paper won't work in class'

Policies that pander to popular myths about discipline and falling standards will not improve our schools the headteachers' leader tells Richard Garner

Junk food firms in anti-obesity drive

The Government's anti-obesity strategy has come under attack after Andrew Lansley, the Health Secretary, signed partnerships with private junk food firms.

Nick Clegg: Deputy PM rages against Cameron 'lies'

Exclusive: After weeks as the target in the bitter AV referendum battle, the Lib Dem leader pulls no punches in his most outspoken comments yet

Errors & Omissions: The combination of beauty and brains isn't that unusual, is it?

"Even its staunchest defenders would struggle to describe chess as sexy, but the growing stature of Magnus Carlson could change all that. Not only is the 20-year-old Norwegian the number two ranked chess player in the world, but he is also carving out a highly successful career in the world of fashion modelling."

Sean O'Grady: NHS pledge distorts the Coalition's spending choices

Economic Outlook: Had the Coalition listened to Mr Cable's initial advice, the pain in other areas might now be a little less acute

NHS sues Reckitt for £89m over Gaviscon supply

The Health Secretary Andrew Lansley and the National Health Service are suing the consumer-goods group Reckitt Benckiser for £89m over the supply of Gaviscon, the company's heartburn medicine.

No 10 tries to buy off doctors over NHS reforms

David Cameron signalled yesterday that the overhaul of the National Health Service could be delayed in the face of resistance from doctors and nurses.

Paul Vallely: Sorry is the easiest word. Meaning it is hard

Andrew Lansley blames his wording, not his intentions, for the unpopularity among nurses of his plans for the NHS
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