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Ed Miliband's speech was the political moment when New Labour gave way to One Nation Labour

Stunningly artful in positioning and projection, this speech by the Labour leader will resonate with many of the Liberal Democrats in government

Labour leader Ed Miliband declared his ambition to 'rebuild Britain as One Nation' today, as he sought to place his party firmly in the political centre ground

Miliband ditches the autocue for his Labour Conference speech, but who planted the tree?

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Free speech allowed: Why Europe needs debate

Independent Voices is partnering with the Battle of Ideas festival to present a series of guest articles on the key questions of our time.

New New Labour for children of the Blair years

Rumour has it that Euan Blair, Tony' eldest, may run for parliament. But what about the other progeny of those who dominated the New Labour era?

Extra £10m for Syrian refugees

Britain is to give an extra £10m to help more than 45,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, the International Development Secretary has announced.

Meet Mwanasha, she’s 21 years old and already a mum-of-two. She’s a farmer living in a remote area in southern Malawi who is hoping to get family planning services.

London Summit on Family Planning to halve number of women without access to contraceptives

A groundbreaking summit hosted by the Department of International Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will take place tomorrow in an effort to halve the number of women in developing countries without access to contraception.

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Thirteen players report for pre-season training with Rangers

Thirteen players have reported for the first day of pre-season training at Rangers' Murray Park training ground, the club's media team have confirmed.

Britain to buy up to £20m of Malawian currency

Britain is to buy up to £20 million of Malawian currency to help stabilise the African state's economy following a major devaluation, it has been revealed.

£4m more aid for Syrian refugees

Britain is to provide an additional £4 million in aid for refugees displaced by the fighting in Syria, it was announced today.

MPs want conditions on foreign aid

Fragile and war-torn countries should lose British aid if their governments flout agreements made with the UK, a committee of MPs will say today.

Andrew Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, is using debt cancellation as a form of aid

'Made up money' padding aid budget, critics claim

Britain has been accused of padding its aid budget with "made up money" so it can claim to have met its millennium promise of increasing the amount it donates to the world's poorest people.

Charity hails East Africa emergency appeal

Save the Children said its East Africa emergency appeal has become the most successful in the charity's history after Britons donated more than £7 million in six months.

Andrew Mitchell says the focus is about selling the Typhoon

Aid to India part of broad plan to build trade and investment, says minister

The Government's controversial decision to continue giving money to India, a nation that has more billionaires than the UK and an aid programme of its own, is directly linked to developing trade and investment opportunities, a senior minister admitted yesterday.

Lord Ashcroft, the former Conservative deputy chairman

Diary: Napoleon's remote island prison has new air of closeness

It is a big day today for Lord Ashcroft, the former bankroller of the Conservative Party, and others who have campaigned to have a £300m airport built on a remote Atlantic island, paid for by the British taxpayer.

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