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Plans to award MPs a pay rise of more than £7,500 are "incomprehensible" and should be reconsidered, Treasury Minister Danny Alexander says.
A future Labour government should raise the top rate of income tax to 50%, former leader Lord Kinnock says.
Conservative MP Anne McIntosh is told by her Thirsk and Malton constituency officials they will not endorse her election candidacy.
A UK Independence party councillor says comments about immigrants that were attributed to her in a Sunday paper have been taken "out of context".
The majority of the 13 million people classed as living in poverty in the UK are in work, a charity's report suggests.
A special ceremony for people whose lives have been influenced by Nelson Mandela is to be held at Westminster, sources say, as David Cameron signs a book of condolences.
Two of the biggest energy firms, EDF and British Gas, call for more government co-operation amid a backlash over rising prices.
Plans to privatise the UK government's defence procurement arm are set to be scrapped, the BBC has learned.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said a "historic" deal reached by global trade ministers could be worth $1bn (£600m) a year to British business.
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