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  • 15:05

    Downing Street says that David Cameron's meeting with his Slovenian counter-part Alenka Bratušek included discussion of the Ukraine crisis 'and the importance of sending a clear message that all sides must work urgently to de-escalate the situation'.

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  • 14:08

    Read the Institute for Fiscal Studies' analysis of today's Public Sector Finances here.

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  • 13:55

    The RMT union accuse Transport for London of spreading 'a barrage of lies, smears and spin' over the proposed five-day trube strike.

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  • 13:36

    Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine, and urges 'Moscow to join the vast majority of the countries calling for all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation and provocation'.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 13:23
    Julian Lewis MP

    Conservative MP Julian Lewis tells World at One 'the problem that we've got with Tony Blair's speech is that it covers two dimensions of a three-dimensional problem'.

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  • 13:10
    Tony Blair

    Former Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Sky News that his call for greater co-operation with Russia in ‘defeating Islamism’ does not mean the West ‘should alter in any way our position on the Ukraine’.

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  • 11:37

    Responding to a report concerning the the condition of a young offender institution in Wolverhampton, Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan says 'this shocking report exposes as a sham the Tory-led Government's claim to be delivering a 'rehabilitation revolution''.

    Read on at PoliticsHome

  • 11:30

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announces the latest stage of a new energy link between France and the UK.

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  • 11:21

    Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie says today's public sector finance figures 'are further evidence that George Osborne's promise to balance the books by next year now lies in tatters'.

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  • 10:59

    Shadow Energy minister Julie Elliott says the Government's announcement on renewable energy is 'a case of too little, too late'.

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  • 10:42

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles unveils plans to tear down old estates and build thousands of homes in inner London.

    Read on at Evening Standard

  • 09:41

    The Office for National Statistics confirms the deficit was reduced to £107.7 billion in 2013/14, down by £7.5 billion than the same period last year.

    Read on at Office for National Statistics

  • 09:41

    The Treasury says 'today's public sector finances are further evidence that the government's long term economic plan is working, delivering economic security for hardworking people'.

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  • 08:48

    Read Tony Blair's speech on 'why the Middle East matters' in full here.

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  • 07:31
    Ed Davey MP

    Read Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's speech on paternity leave to Cityfathers in full here.

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  • 07:23
    Tony Blair

    Former prime minister Tony Blair tells Today the West is paying 'very heavy price' for not intervening in Syria.

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  • 00:01

    David Cameron says 'I want to send my best wishes to everyone celebrating St George's Day'.

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  • Tuesday 22nd April
  • 23:37

    Responding to Vince Cable's letter to the FTSE 100 calling for restraint on executive pay, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna says 'Vince Cable and the Tory-led government caved in and have failed to match their rhetoric with action'.

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  • 22:50

    Tonight’s YouGov poll for the Sun has gives Labour a three-point lead on 37%, with the Conservatives on 34%, UKIP on 12% and the Lib Dems on 10%.

    Read on at UK Polling Report

  • 22:29

    Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna dismisses Vince Cable's letter warning FTSE 100 companies against awarding excessive pay, saying that the Government had 'caved in and have failed to match their rhetoric with action' on annual binding shareholder votes on remuneration.

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  • 19:14

    In an interview with BBC News, Business Secretary Vince Cable warns companies to exercise caution not to award 'ridiculous' executive pay.

    Read on at BBC

  • 18:22

    The SNP's Eilidh Whiteford dismisses as 'simply ludicrous' Gordon Brown's claim that independence would hit Scottish pensions.

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  • 18:15

    AFP reports that the Ukrainian president has ordered the restart of the country's military operation against pro-Russian separatists.

    Read on at AFP

  • 17:38

    Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers his speech for the Better Together campaign, claiming that the 'partnership we have for pensioners is today worth £425 million a year extra to Scotland'.

    Read on at Better Together

  • 17:36

    The new head of the NASUWT teaching union, President Geoff Branner, says the Government 'could and should do more' to tackle child poverty and deprivation 'instead of giving priority to a policy of tax breaks for the immeasurably wealthy'.

    Read on at Central Lobby

  • 15:45
    Jim Murphy MP

    Shadow International Development Secretary Jim Murphy tells Sky News UKIP's new billboards are 'another desperate cry for attention' from Nigel Farage's party.

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  • 15:35

    Commenting on the Government's infrastructure push, the Let Britain Fly campaign's director Gavin Hayes says: 'Today the Prime Minister and the Chancellor boasted about the Government's record on infrastructure investment, but yet again they have failed to tackle our impending airport capacity crunch'.

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