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Alan Partridge, played by Steve Coogan, will likely be hitting cinemas in 2013

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France's socialist presidential candidate says that, if elected, he won't seek to overturn a law banning face-covering Muslim veils enacted by President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives.

Agricultural reporter Mohamed Arif interviews Mormal Khan for Radio Mewat, a community radio station helping this traditional farming community

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A traditional Muslim farming community is turning to the local radio station for advice on everything from sowing crops to health

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David Cameron is under pressure to order an inquiry into claims that Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt broke ministerial rules in his dealings with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire.

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Team BBC to outnumber Team GB at Games

It would be enough for 109 handball teams, 95 rowing eights or 382-and-a-half C2-class canoe pairs. The BBC will have 765 staff at the Olympics, over 200 more than the number of athletes that will compete for Team GB.

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Music helped those enduring the horrors of the Second World War, says Patrick Bade in a new book

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Nick Clegg's plans for an elected House of Lords have run into problems on several fronts as David Cameron left the door open to a controversial referendum and opposition mounted among MPs and peers.

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Crisis for Clegg as Cameron hints at referendum on Lords reform

Deputy leader accused of 'dodging' critical issue by committee he set up to make dream come true

David Cameron opens door for Lords referendum

Prime Minister David Cameron held the door open for a referendum on an elected House of Lords today, as a parliamentary committee said the public should be given a say.

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