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  • 17:12

    Israeli TV reports that a ceasefire has been agreed in Gaza, according to ITV news.

    Read on at ITV news

  • 16:46

    The Duke of York makes a surprise trip to UK troops in Afghanistan.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 16:41

    US Secretary of State John Kerry says separatists near the MH17 crash site are showing an 'appalling disrespect for human decency'.

    Read on at ITV news

  • 16:05

    The EU agrees tougher sanctions against Russia, Sky reports.

    Read on at Sky News

  • 15:51

    Lord Ahmad tells Lords Questions that the Government is 'deeply concerned' about the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 15:47

    Tory MP Rob Wilson writes to John Bercow asking for clarification over a Parliamentary pass that the Speaker signed off for Farah Sassoon.

    Read on at Guido Fawkes

  • 14:40

    HMRC: Government publishes response to consultation on the provision of childcare accounts in Tax-Free Childcare.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 14:13

    The families of the victims of the downed MH17 plane over Ukraine are arriving at Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister, with many using the back door to avoid the television cameras.

    Read on at Channel 5 News

  • 13:30
    Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson tells The World At One that assumptions about the environmental benefits of diesel cars were "wildly misplaced" as he announces plans to create an 'ultra-low emission zone', but refuses to confirm the charge that drivers using the highest-polluting cars will face.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 13:30

    Former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind tells Sky News a ceasefire in Gaza will not be easy to achieve.

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  • 13:23
    Iain Duncan Smith MP

    Iain Duncan Smith tells Radio 4 that critics of the Government's latest benefits clampdown do not know how many people will be affected.

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  • 13:15

    Vernon Coaker, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, criticises a Defence Select Committee report, saying the Government is not thinking 'strategically about current or future defence priorities'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 13:12
    Dominic Raab MP

    Dominic Raab insists that the EU migrant cap is not just a UKIP gambit and will save taxpayers 'billions'.

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  • 12:49

    As part of its 'The Choice' series, Labour releases a briefing document on the differences on healthcare policy between Labour and the Conservatives.

    Read on at Labour Party News

  • 12:29

    Unite general secretary Len McCluskey releases a statement praising Andy Burnham's speech on NHS privatisation.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 12:26

    Universities think-tank million+ says the student funding plan being floated by ministers today would create a 'two tier university system'.

    Read on at Central Lobby

  • 11:50

    Mayor of London Boris Johnson is to call on the Government and the EU to promote cleaner vehicles and improve the testing of new engine emission standards, ahead of the launch of an air quality manifesto at a speech at Mansion House this evening.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:47

    Baroness Royall, Labour's leader in the Lords, describes the outcome of the vote on the downgrading of the Cabinet status of Leader of the House of Lords as a 'deep humiliation' for the Prime Minister.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:44
    Angela Smith MP

    Labour's home affairs spokesperson Angela Smith say the Government's new rules on EU migrants claiming benefits are fair but are 'not going to make a great deal of difference'.

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  • 11:28
    David Cameron MP

    David Cameron tells Sky News it is Conservative policy to find illegal immigrants and send them back where they come from.

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  • 11:01

    Ukip's immigration spokesman Steven Woolfe describes David Cameron's latest crackdown on migrants claiming welfare as 'cynical and vacuous'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:00

    The Electoral Commission releases its annual financial accounts for political parties' income and expenditure.

    Read on at The Electoral Commission

  • 10:41

    Read the full text of Andy Burnham's speech on the NHS here.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 10:32

    A preliminary trial of common issues over the 'plebgate' scandal is set for 17 November.

    Read on at Sean O'Neill

  • 10:20

    The General Secretary of University College London Sally Hunt says 'politicians should be prioritising ways to make it easier for people to afford university, not trying to squeeze even more money out of students' in response to proposals to change the way student loans are collected.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 09:35

    Conservative MP David Morris says Ed Miliband's suggestion of opening up PMQs to involvement from members of the public is ' nothing more than a gimmick from a failing Labour leader, leading a failing party'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 08:44
    Andy Burnham MP

    Speaking ahead of his speech today, Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham tells Today 'my central point today, is who gave permission to the Prime Minister to do this? To put the NHS up for sale?'.

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  • 08:30

    The chair of the Lords Communications Committee Lord Best tells Today 'the Director of Public Prosecutions should make clear just when the DPP is going to prosecute people for what is called revenge porn'.

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  • 08:24
    Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP

    Former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind says the sanctions agreed so far by the West on Russia have been 'pretty useless'.

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  • 08:23

    The Public and Commercial Services union announces a strike of tax workers over job cuts, which will take place this week.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 08:14
    Penny Mordaunt MP

    DCLG minister Penny Mordaunt says there is more to do on tightening access to the welfare system for European Union migrants.

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  • 08:00

    The Conservative party launch their new website on why 'Ed Miliband's just not up to it'.

    Read on at Conservatives

  • 07:31

    Chief Whip Michael Gove says 'David Ruffley MP has given a huge amount to Parliament... I am sorry that he will be standing down at the General Election in May 2015, but fully respect his reasons'.

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  • 07:00

    Writing in the Daily Telegraph, David Cameron announces that EU migrants will only be able to claim out-of-work and child benefits for three months unless they have a realistic prospect of a job at the end of this period.

    Read on at The Daily Telegraph

  • 00:01

    Research from housing charity Shelter finds that 1.97m people between 20 and 34 years old are living at home with their parents.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    In response to David Cameron's latest announcement on migrants claiming benefits, Labour's Yvette Cooper says it is time for the Government to take 'firm action' and implement Labour's calls for further tightening on restrictions.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds says Shelter's report on housing costs 'shows that the next generation is being priced out of home ownership'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    A Conservative party spokesperson says Andy Burnham's speech on the NHS 'is all about politics - it's not a serious plan for the future of the NHS'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The Institute for Government says 'the job description for the newly created position of chief executive of the Civil Service shows that the new role will not be a chief executive in any sense normally recognized in either the private or public sectors'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    David Ruffley writes to the chair of his local Conservative Association announcing his intention to stand down as MP at the next general election. Read his letter in full here.

    Read on at PoliticsHome Pro

  • 00:01

    Downing Street confirms David Cameron spoke to President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, President Hollande and Prime Minister Renzi Russia and the Gaza conflict.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 00:01

    The TUC says the introduction of employment tribunal fees has 'made it easier for bad employers to get away with the most appalling behaviour'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • Monday 28th July
  • 22:45

    Conservative MP David Ruffley is to stand down at the next election in 2015 after coming under pressure for accepting a police caution for a common assault on his former partner.

    Read on at BBC

  • 22:42

    Peers have backed Baroness Boothroyd's motion on the status of the leader of the House of Lords by 177 votes to 29.

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