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Party helped John Mills avoid tax of up to £1.5m by accepting a £1.65m donation in the form of shares in his JML shopping channel company rather than cash
Former Labour minister, Frank Field, claims poor voting turnout shows seats are being 'wasted'
Worries that spending cuts and higher taxes are hitting employment prospects
'Actions and omissions' that led to crisis will be investigated by judges
But mixed messages from vital figures also hand Barack Obama a way to defend his record
The Government was forced to apologise today for issuing misleading figures about the sell-off of school playing fields.
President hits back at Republican's attack during tour of crucial must-win states
Visiting Aung San Suu Kyi on final leg of his Asian tour, PM seems set to ask EU to change course
Government agrees to slash budget by €3.3bn but eurozone demands more before releasing bailout
Countryside needs an independent voice in government, say rebellious Conservative and Lib Dem backbenchers
Thousands appeal to MPs to back ban on cruelty in crucial Commons vote tomorrow
Members of the public are to sit in judgement on cheating MPs under reforms designed to counter the claim that parliamentary wrongdoing is punished with little more than a slap on the wrist.
Secret medical documents released today backed official conclusions that weapons inspector David Kelly killed himself as the Government sought to end speculation over his death.
Rebekah Brooks was among journalists who used a private detective who was later convicted
Kenneth Clucas was one of the triumvirate of Permanent Secretaries appointed in the spring of 1974 when the incoming Labour Government broke up the old Department of Trade and Industry and created three departments out of it – Trade, Industry and Prices and Consumer Protection. Clucas got DPCP, not least due to a bit of wangling by Shirley Williams, the then-new Secretary of State. In her recent autobiography Climbing the Bookshelves she concludes "And that was how I came to get one of the best Permanent Secretaries in Whitehall".
Hospitals will face fines if they fail to end the "indignity" of mixed-sex wards, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said today.