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Third Vote Leave whistleblower revealed

Image copyright Reuters Lawyers acting for whistleblowers have released further evidence they say shows the Vote Leave campaign broke EU referendum spending rules. The material allegedly shows how closely the campaign worked with youth group BeLeave. It comes from Mark Gettleson, a web designer, the third person to make claims about Vote Leave’s spending in […]

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Big Ben clock tower hands removed for maintenance

Image copyright UK Parliament/Mark DuffyImage caption The hands are missing as essential conservation work continues The clock hands of Elizabeth Tower have been removed during maintenance and restoration work in the Palace of Westminster. The tower is undergoing a £61m refurbishment, up from the original estimate of between £29m and £45m. The clock hands will […]

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Norman Lamb MP blames stroke on long working days

Image copyright PAImage caption Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb had a “minor stroke” two weeks ago Former government health minister Norman Lamb has revealed he had a stroke, which he blames on long working days and not enough sleep. The Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk said the “very minor stroke” happened two weeks ago. […]

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Jeremy Corbyn pledges free bus travel for under-25s

Image copyright PAImage caption Labour wants to bring buses back into public hands Labour says it would give under-25s in England free bus travel in areas where local councils bring services back into public ownership as the party wants. The £1.4bn policy would be paid for by cash from vehicle excise duty currently earmarked for […]