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  • Drawing a line under tuition fees?

    Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes has been appointed as a government advisor on access to higher education.

  • Doctors against NHS reforms

    Over half of doctors oppose the government's NHS reforms, according to a survey from the British Medical Association (BMA).

  • Disability cuts

    Disabled protestors gathered in London today to lobby MPs about threats to their allowances.

  • Directors' pay

    Pay packets for the directors of the top UK companies have swollen by 50% over the past year, making the average pay for a FTSE 100 director just short of £2.7 million.

  • Issue of the day: Diamond Jubilee

    Diamond Jubilee

    MPs have paid tribute HM Queen Elizabeth II in the Address to Her Majesty.

  • Devolution of power

    Plans have been put in motion by the coalition government to allow local authorities in England to scrap unwanted and outdated by-laws without the need for a go-ahead from Whitehall.

  • Default retirement age scrapped

    Workers will no longer be forced to stop working when they reach their 65th birthday.

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  • Defamation bill

    A major shake-up the UK's libel laws has been announced by the government.

  • David Laws suspension

    David Laws is still likely to return to government, despite a seven-day Commons ban for his expenses claims.

  • David Cameron speech

    David Cameron issues a rallying cry to the party faithful

  • David Cameron's conference speech

    David Cameron has delivered his first speech to the Conservative conference as prime minister.

  • Dale Farm eviction

    Tensions are reaching breaking point today as Basildon council's bailiffs begin the eviction of travellers from Dale Farm.

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  • Prison book ban: Earned privilege or human right?

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