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Carry on claiming: On Expenses

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Leading article: Fearless talk saves lives

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Ministers use law to keep state spending on Royal Family secret

Attempt by Independent to force publication of correspondence blocked

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Underground bosses clash over estimated cost of Tube line upgrades

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