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Adam Werritty, Liam Fox's former adviser whose activities led to the Defence Secretary's resignation, held official talks with a senior civil servant at the Foreign Office when Labour was in power, it emerged last night.

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Miliband Snr turns on the Center Parcs snobs

To some, Center Parcs offers a nightmare image of forced jollity at a water-themed prison camp. Now David Miliband has urged holidaymakers to cast off their snobbery, following a life-changing experience at the holiday village. While David Cameron enjoyed luxury in Tuscany and Mr Miliband's brother Ed took a family trip to Devon, the former foreign secretary has hailed the delights of the Pont Royal Center Parcs resort in Provence.

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Milibands reconcile as David accepts post

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Ed Miliband won the first round of his battle to modernise Labour's traditional practices last night when the party's MPs voted overwhelmingly to allow him to choose his own Shadow Cabinet.

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Hain: Miliband 'getting into his stride' as leader

Ed Miliband is "getting into his stride" after nearly nine months in his job and should not be underestimated, one of his leading allies said yesterday.

Miliband sniping must stop, warns Mandelson

Lord Mandelson has warned that the sniping against Ed Miliband from inside Labour is harming its prospects and urged everyone in the party to rally behind the leader.

Leading article: Waiting for Ed to succeed

We reported last week that friends of David Miliband said that he still wants the top job and is "waiting for his brother to fail". It was a jolting reminder of the division and bitterness that lie beneath the surface. Labour optimists point out that, in contrast to 1979, the party has not fallen into civil war. Yet there is a deep divide between the Blairites and the Brownites, which began as a struggle between metaphorical brothers and ended as a family quarrel between real ones.

David Miliband mulls Shadow Cabinet job to defuse sibling tensions

Labour leader criticises Westminster 'tittle-tattle' as he tries to regain initiative after weekend of damaging headlines

Ed Miliband dismisses Labour leadership talk

Ed Miliband dismissed the latest criticisms of his leadership as "Westminster tittle-tattle" today as he promised to make Labour the party of society's "grafters".

Labour must be 'the party of the grafters' says Ed Miliband

People in work could be given priority in the allocation of council housing under changes being considered by Labour, party leader Ed Miliband revealed today.

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