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Benefits for delaying state pension halved
From 2016 the bonuses for delaying a pension beyond state pension age will be less generous, Steve Webb announces
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:18:28 GMT)

Veteran Labour MP Frank Dobson to quit
Mr Dobson, 74, confirmed that he will not be seeking election for the ninth time in a row
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:40 GMT)

MH17: French foreign minister calls Britain hypocrital over Russia warship deal objections
Laurent Fabius expresses irriation with David Cameron over comments that it would have been 'unthinkable' for Britain to have done deal in the wake of the downing of flight MH17
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:35:20 GMT)

MP tweets about firing a rocket from Gaza
David Ward, the MP who was previously suspended from the Liberal Democrats for his comments about Israel, said he would fire a rocket if he was living in Gaza
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:33:05 GMT)

MH17: EU leaders inch closer to making Putin cronies pay
EU ministers agree 'concrete proposals' to draw up a list of Russians who will be subject to tough economic sanctions following the Malaysia Airlines disaster
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:27:32 GMT)

Middle class children to miss out as poor prioritised
Poor children could be put 'to the front of the queue' for the best state schools, making it more difficult for middle class parents to get their child a place, under new proposals
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:10:18 GMT)

Trojan Horse plot allowed to thrive by council chiefs
A review has found that officials knew about - but failed to act upon - the 'Trojan Horse' plot in which there was 'coordinated' action by Islamist hardliners to impose an "intolerant and aggressive Islamic ethos" on pupils
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:05:48 GMT)

Body of boy, 13, pulled from River Thames
A 13-year-old boy is believed to have drowned after getting into difficulty in the River Thames
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:01:28 GMT)

MH17: Russian oligarchs shift assets out of London as sanctions loom
Allies of Vladimir Putin are understood to be moving assets after British demands to punish the Russian president's 'cronies' in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines disaster in Ukraine
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:48 GMT)

Trojan horse school 'ordered some pupils to act as religious police'
The Park View school at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations trained 160 students to "police" fellow pupils and staff, an official review is told
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:42 GMT)

Be your own boss, employment minister tells pupils
Esther McVey tells Telegraph that self-employment should be given the same social status and respect as the more conventional university route into employment.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:09 GMT)

'Trojan Horse' teachers: 'Rigby murder was staged and Boston marathon bomb a hoax'
Teachers at the heart of the 'Trojan Horse' plot used an instant messaging service to post thousands of comments that demonstrated extreme 'anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli' views
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:06 GMT)

'Trojan Horse' teachers: 'Rigby murder was staged and Boston marathon bomb a hoax'
Teachers at the heart of the 'Trojan Horse' plot used an instant messaging service to post thousands of comments that demonstrated extreme 'anti-Western, anti-American and anti-Israeli' views
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:00:06 GMT)

Man, 61, arrested over historic sex abuse at top public school
Man arrested by officers investigating sex abuse at St Paul's School, whose alumni include George Osborne, and its prep school Colet Court
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:43:18 GMT)

Peaches Geldof inquest to establish if mother of two took her own life
Full inquest into Peaches Geldof's death will examine role heroin played and whether she deliberately took her own life or if it was a tragic accident
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:00:49 GMT)

'God' seen in photograph of clouds over Norfolk - but it could be Sean Connery or Karl Marx
Amateur photographer snaps 'deity-like' bearded man during an evening stroll on the Norfolk coast - but it could be Sean Connery or Karl Marx
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:52:09 GMT)

Church of England to use positive discrimination to boost women bishops
Church's most senior official says decision makers will be advised to choose a woman over a man when they are going head to head
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:23:00 GMT)

Castle owner who wrecked weddings of 78 couples is fined for holding unlicenced parties
Property tycoon Robin MacDonald ignored the council's ban and continued to host events at Caverswall Castle for over two years
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:13:17 GMT)

Heatwave to last well into August, forecasters say as schools break up
Britain was warmer than the French Riviera on Tuesday, but the hot weather is playing havoc with people's allergies
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:05:16 GMT)

Sex show licence laws could make Cheltenham the new Soho
Rise of lap dancing clubs in Cheltenham are turning the upmarket spa town into a centre of the sex industry like Soho in London, warns a Captain of the Salvation Army
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:34 GMT)

Wine bars and restaurants must comply with new EU rules on allergens
Restaurants, army canteens and wine bars will be forced to state which items contain allergens, as new rules are imposed by Brussels
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:40:39 GMT)

Two boa constrictors found in London park
Police in East Ham are called out to deal with a pair of boa constrictors in a children's play area
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:19:41 GMT)

MH17 black box to be sent to Farnborough
Black box from MH17 to be sent to Farnborough as Dutch investigators ask British experts to retrieve data
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:51 GMT)

How heroin played key role in rise and fall of crime rates
Home Office research says between a third and a quarter of the fall in crime over the last two decades may be down to lower usage of hard drugs
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:14:15 GMT)

Government fuel poverty strategy 'meaningless' and 'inadequate', campaigners warn
Ministers set new targets for improving the energy efficiency rating of 'fuel poor' homes
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:52 GMT)

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