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article 17 April 2014 Politics
by Will Christianity win it for Cameron?

Writing in the Church Times, David Cameron insists we should be 'evangelical about Christianity' and 'pull together to change the world'. Will voters heed his message?

article 14 April 2014 UK
Cameron confirms extended GP hours for NHS

Millions of patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to a new fund to extend GP opening times, the prime minister announces.

article 11 April 2014 UK, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Jonathan Miller by Controversial MP trip to Sri Lanka cancelled at 11th hour

An all-expenses-paid trip by five UK MPs and their partners, including business-class travel to and from Sri Lanka, is cancelled amid cross-party recriminations - hours before departure.

article 11 April 2014 UK
by David Cameron: Big Society 'invented by Jesus'

David Cameron's Easter message means he has spoken more about his Christian faith this week than any recent serving prime minister. Why?

article 10 April 2014 UK
MP Nigel Evans cleared of sex offences

The former Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans is found not guilty at Preston Crown Court of nine sexual offences against seven young men.

post 10 April 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband's army of Lib Dem switchers

Introducing the voters who may decide the next election. Not Tories tempted by Ukip, but disillusioned Lib Dems now thinking of voting Labour.

article 09 April 2014 UK
Sajid Javid and a portrait of Margaret Thatcher
by Who is Sajid Javid, high-flying 'Muslim heir to Maggie'?

There are few MPs who can claim to have benefited from the expenses scandal  but the new Culture Secretary Sajid Javid is perhaps one of them.

post 09 April 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Maria Miller didn't jump - she was discreetly pushed

The official version of events is that the prime minister was taken by surprise by Maria Miller's resignation, but my sources tell me the decision was made to "get rid of her".

article 09 April 2014 UK
Maria Miller resigns (picture: Getty)
Maria Miller resigns as culture secretary in expenses row

Maria Miller has resigned as culture secretary due to the row over her expenses, Downing Street says. She will be replaced by Sajid Javid, the MP for Bromsgrove.