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George Osborne tells Conservatives to "extend our hand" to Labour voters - and devolves £26bn of business rates in England to local councils.
Plans to sell shares worth at least £2bn in Lloyds Banking Group to private investors are announced by the government.
Chancellor George Osborne hands councils an extra £26bn as he announces they will keep all funds from business rates.
Ministers should not delay unpopular cuts to benefits for pensioners, many of whom might "not be around" by the next election, says a think tank director.
GPs in England are to be offered a voluntary contract to provide seven-day-a-week cover for patients, David Cameron announces.
David Cameron rejects calls to rethink cuts to tax credits for working families, as thousands join a TUC anti-austerity march at the Tory conference in Manchester.
Britain's military capability to fight Islamic State militants is to be increased, pledges the prime minister, as Conservatives gather for the party conference in Manchester.
Denis Healey, one of Labour's most important post-war figures, dies aged 98, prompting tributes from across the political world.
Working grandparents will be allowed to take time off and share parental leave pay to help care for their grandchildren, the government says.
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