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Brown backtracks over economic forecasts

Gordon Brown has today been forced to downgrade his economic growth predictions as he made his pre-Budget statement to the House of Commons.

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    Rice rejects use of torture

    Condoleezza Rice has rejected outright allegations that the US is using European airports to transport terror suspects to countries where they might face torture.

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    Disability discrimination law extended

    People suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV will be legally protected from discrimination under a new law that comes into effect today.

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    Terrorism bill 'may breach human rights law'

    The government may be forced to amend its controversial new terrorism bill after a number of proposals were found to be in breach of human rights legislation.

  • Organisations are hoping Gordon Brown will address their pre-Budget requests

    Pre-Budget report submissions

    Organisations are hoping for action on everything from public spending to child poverty in the chancellor's pre-Budget report. politics.co.uk brings you a selection.

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    Tory leadership ballots close

    The ballots for the Conservative party leadership close today, with David Cameron set to beat rival David Davis by as much as two votes to one.

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    Straw to outline EU budget proposals

    Foreign secretary Jack Straw is today expected to put forward its proposals for European Union budget reform ahead of a crunch meeting of member states in a fortnight's time.

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    Brown: UK will be best for business

    Gordon Brown today set the tone for Monday's pre-Budget report by outlining a whole host of measures designed to "make globalisation work for Britain".

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    Stem cell research gets £50m boost

    A further £50 million will be made available for stem cell research into illnesses for which there is currently no cure, the government announced today.

  • Hospitals facing £620 million deficit this financial year

    Hit squads to tackle £620m NHS debt

    NHS trusts will be facing a deficit of about £620 million by the end of the financial year, health secretary Patricia Hewitt has admitted.

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    Reid visits British troops in Basra

    John Reid has confirmed his belief that British troops could begin withdrawing from Iraq next year, ahead of a visit to UK forces in the southern town of Basra.

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