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Lloyds' figures on Thursday showed the bank is fast returning to health and triggered a wave of speculation about when the Government might begin to sell its 39 per cent stake.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (left) cast his vote

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Nick Clegg is under pressure from Liberal Democrat activists to pledge to bring back a 50p rate of tax on income over £150,000 a year even though he wants to keep the current 45p rate.

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Labour leader plans special conference to approve his plan that 3m trade unionists must 'opt in' to funding party rather than having to 'opt out'

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Microsoft slash prices of Surface RT by 30%

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Vince Cable unveils Lib Dems proposal to build up to 25,000 homes but accuses Tories of blocking plans

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Night shifts ‘increase risk of miscarriage’

Women who work night shifts are at greater risk of suffering miscarriages than those who work regular office hours, according to new research.

The London Film and Comic Con at Earls Court, London

Stormtroopers, Indiana Jones and Batman come to London as fantasy trumps reality at London Film & Comic Con

It was once solely the terrain of only the most ardent comic book fanatic

Education Secretary Michael Gove has pledged to clampdown on the use of homophobic language

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Ofcom fines TV channel DM Digital for broadcasting 'duty to kill' speech by Islamic scholar

A television channel has been hit with a hefty fine after broadcasting a speech by an Islamic scholar who said Muslims had “a duty to kill” anyone who insulted the prophet.

Mandla Mandela, pictured, had five of Nelson Mandela's dead relatives relocated to his own village in Mvezo. Other Mandela family members want them returned to Qunu

Nelson Mandela’s three children reburied in home town Qunu

The remains of Nelson Mandela’s three deceased children have been reburied at their original resting site, a day after a court ordered their return two years after Mr Mandela’s grandson exhumed the bodies.

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