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Clinton to repeat Cabinet history

There is very little that is new under the sun, and yesterday's excited reports of President Bill Clinton addressing the Cabinet, and Baroness Thatcher being called in to advise Tony Blair were quickly put into proportion by the precedents.

Election '97: The silent revolutionaries

Tea-drinking prophet keeps his profile low and expectations high

Beaumont puts Spireites in sight of twin towers: Football

Chesterfield 1 Wrexham 0

LibDems in confusion over bonus

Liberal Democrat plans for a double Christmas pension to replace the "miserly" pounds 10 bonus were thrown into disarray last night when officials denied it was a manifesto pledge.

Blair seizes power from the activists

Historic changes to the way the Labour Party governs itself, aimed at preventing public rows between a Blair government and party activists, were rubber stamped yesterday.

The man who would be president - until he's elected

Major's campaign style won't wash here - the state of the party counts as much as the qualities of the man

How to tell a real issue from a red herring

Alan Watkins on politics

Labour warns against curb on sleaze inquiry

The Commons was warned last night that Labour would not tolerate any attempt to obstruct an all-party investigation into a whip's interference with a 1994 inquiry into the Neil Hamilton affair.

Dublin enters shooting row

The Irish prime minister yesterday stepped into the growing controversy over the shooting of a suspected IRA terrorist in London. Addressing the Dail in Dublin, John Bruton called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting of Diarmuid O'Neill, 27, on Monday morning.

Is this a labour party, brother?: No, it's meant for everyone...

Is the Labour Party any longer a labour party?

Labour's green spokesman defies leader

Michael Meacher proposes higher taxes on the rich and ballots on directors' pay

Harold wasn't pushed, he'd wanted to jump for years

Political Commentary

Political Commentary : Harold wasn't pushed, he'd wanted to jump for years

The 20th anniversary of Harold Wilson's resignation in March 1976 passed without much fuss or comment. Last Thursday, however, Channel 4 broadcast an alleged "documentary" about the event. It contrived to muddle Wilson's resignation with the undoubtedly febrile political atmosphere of 1974-76, which itself derived from the various disasters of Sir Edward Heath's administration. In fact there was no connection between the two. Wilson's resignation was "mysterious" largely because of our modern belief that no one ever voluntarily resigns from anything.

Why voters won't believe that Labour is led by a demon

Election battles: Tories attack Blair as Fabians target the monarchy
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One father who couldn't get One Direction tickets for his daughters phoned in a fake bomb threat and served eight months in a federal prison
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Joel Edgerton, John Turturro and Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and Kings
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Arts and Entertainment
Brendan O'Carroll as Agnes Brown in the 2014 Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special
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Members and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community walk with a rainbow flag during a rally in July
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Alexis Sanchez missed a penalty before scoring the opening goal with a header at the back post
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Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz in Tim Burton's Big Eyes
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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all