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What not to bring to Lib Dem conference

Thinking of knitting your way through Nick Clegg's keynote speech at conference? Think again. Epolitix report the list of items Merseyside police have banned from the event, including; pen knives, letter openers, knitting needles, helium balloons, chains, handcuffs, hunting horns, klaxons, whistles and "powder secreted in condoms".

Cable 2/1 favourite to be next cabinet member to leave

Following his controversial comments about the immigration cap, business secretary Vince Cable is now 2/1 favourite with Ladbrokes to be the next cabinet minister to leave government. Foreign secretary William Hague is available at 4/1, whilst defence secretary Liam Fox can be backed to leave his post at 5/1. William Hill have shortened odds on Ed Miliband to become the necxt Labour leader to 6/4.

Pope greets Catholic students in Twickenham

Pope Benedict was greeted by business secretary Vince Cable and education secretary Michael Gove as he arrived in Twickenham. The Pope took leading prayers at St Mary's University chapel and is now visiting a Catholic college. He said in his address to St Mary's "the life of faith needs to be the driving force behind every activity in school". 

Cherie Blair: Catholics 'should not apologise' for origins

Cherie Blair told ITV's Sunrise programme that Catholics "shouldn't apologise for where we've come from", pointing to Britain's Christian origins, she said religion had played a significal role in forming British culture.

Who will wrap up the Labour leadership?

Geeky rap artist Dan Bull has got to work on a Miliband special to help those still undecided on which brother to back in the Labour leadership race.