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Labour leadership hopeful Andy Burnham said councils should control the benefits budget

Andy Burnham: Councils should control benefits budget

The DWP was ordered to release the death statistics by the Information Commissioner

Sickness benefit tests 'should be reviewed due to disturbing deaths data'

Gary and Phil Neville join other pall bearers to carry the coffin of their father Neville Neville into Bury Parish Church in Greater Manchester

David Beckham and Ryan Giggs join mourners at Neville Neville's funeral

Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, who taught at Clifton College in Bristol, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of making, taking and possessing indecent images of children (Picture: Avon and Somerset Police)

Ex-Clifton College teacher jailed for secret indecent filming of pupils

David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague and aide Kate Fall

David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims

David Hasselhoff said he does not know whether he will be involved in the upcoming Baywatch film

David Hasselhoff: I have no idea about Baywatch film role

Latest politics news

Jamie Oliver: Migrant workers are vital for my businesses

United Utilities said it has lifted the tap water restriction for homes in parts of Blackpool, Chorley and Preston

Tap water in parts of Lancashire declared safe following parasitic outbreak

Corbynmania has seen thousands of people pack into venues to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak

Jeremy Corbyn's paper coffee cup sells on eBay for £51

House prices rose by 3.2% this month compared with August last year, Nationwide figures show

Property prices see 'weakest annual growth since June 2013'

Jamie Oliver is hoping to convince the Government to introduce a tax on sugary drinks

Jamie Oliver 'hoping to be a pain to Government' over sugary drink tax

ITV has released its full schedule for The X Factor shows this year (ITV/PA)

BBC treats ratings battle between X Factor and Strictly as a game, says ITV boss

Some travellers could end up paying up to four times more for tickets after the change, it is claimed

Virgin to scrap West Coast railcard 'double discount'

Sir Stephen House is to stand down as chief constable of Police Scotland

Police Scotland Chief Constable Sir Stephen House to step down early

London Underground have not announced a new date for the launch of the night Tube

All-night Tube service launch deferred by London Underground

Scientists have predicted what would happen if a magnitude seven earthquake occurred beneath the Mediterranean sea off Sicily or Crete ( Ocean Science/PA)

Mediterranean tsunami could 'swamp' Greece, Italy and Libyan coasts

Detail emerged in a ruling by a judge following a private hearing at a family court

Foster mother 'forced girl to kneel in scalding water'

Christopher Spivey arrives at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court in Essex, where he will be sentenced for harassing the family of murdered soldier Lee Rigby

Internet troll escapes jail for Lee Rigby murder conspiracy harassment

Deutsche Bank staff past and present are reportedly being quizzed by the Serious Fraud Office

Deutsche Bank staff 'quizzed over Libor rate-rigging'

The FTSE 100 Index jumped more than 2 per cent higher in early trade, having shed 1.7% in the previous session

FTSE 100 rebounds amid ongoing fears over China

Winkleigh Airfield aircraft watch tower (Clive Emson Auctioneers/PA)

Aircraft watch tower at secret WWII RAF base up for sale

Democratic Unionists are due to meet Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers amid the political crisis

DUP prepared to quit Stormont over Provisional IRA claims

Changes have been made to several air shows

Schedule changes to bank holiday air shows

Author Sir Terry Pratchett died in March after battling Alzheimer's disease

Sir Terry Pratchett's last novel hits bookshop shelves

No room for "manspreading" on a crowded Tube train

'Manspreading', 'hangry', make it to dictionary but it's NBD

Sainsbury's said the 4% rise was the highest increase it had awarded to store employees in more than a decade

137,000 Sainsbury's staff to get 4% pay rise

A diet rich in fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and olive oil can cut the risk of heart disease, say researchers.

Don't count calories, eat healthily to cut heart risks, say experts

Wreckage of the seaplane crash in which four Britons died

Quebec seaplane crash: Death of teenagers 'devastating for all who knew them'

Grandfather Mark Reeves, 53, was among at least 11 people who died in the Shoreham air crash

Shoreham air crash victim Mark Reeves had parked motorbike to photograph planes

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland should have its own BBC channel

Nicola Sturgeon demands own BBC channel for Scotland

New figures will confirm whether a key immigration measure is at record levels

Record high net migration deals blow to PM's aims to reduce arrivals

Sir John Chilcot is chairman of the Iraq Inquiry

Chilcot facing legal action from families over Iraq report delay

Hussain was a convicted computer hacker

'Top Islamic State hacker' from UK believed killed in Syria drone attack

British Gas has been criticised for not doing more to help customers

British Gas slated despite £35 price cut

Hussain was a convicted computer hacker

'Top Islamic State hacker' from UK believed killed in Syria drone attack

Simon Cowell attending the X Factor Media Launch held at Playhouse Central on Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Simon Cowell sports impressive facial hair at X Factor launch

The seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in the Les Bergeronnes area of Quebec province, Canada (Transportation Safety Board of Canada/PA)

Family of Quebec air crash victims 'devastated' by tragedy

Sir John Chilcot launched the Iraq War inquiry in 2009

Sir John Chilcot defends Iraq war report delay but insists it must be 'fair'

First Great Western services run from London to South Wales and the South West

Bank Holiday First Great Western rail strike to go ahead after talks stall

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont on his party's intent to resign from Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive

UUP threat plunges Executive into fresh crisis

There could be more cheer for motorists as the price of fuel continues to fall

Motorists boosted by further cuts to price of petrol

City bonuses have fallen since the financial crisis hit

UK bonuses rise to £42bn despite slump in City payouts

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has appeared before Manchester magistrates

Teenage girl arrested with Anzac parade plot schoolboy admits terror charges

Drinking water could be the key to losing weight

Need to lose weight? Drink a pint of water before eating, say researchers

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Philip Hammond rejects calls to wait for Chilcot before Syria decision

Charlotte Church singing outside Shell's London HQ as part of a protest with Greenpeace against Arctic drilling

Charlotte Church performs 'Titanic' song in Shell Arctic drilling protest

Student Sam Davies who found the the 'chance in a million' dinosaur foot fossil (Picture: Dr David Martill/PA)

Welsh dinosaur foot could be mini T-rex ancestor

Jeremy Corbyn said he would consult with women on whether women-only carriages would be welcome

Labour leadership rivals condemn Corbyn's women-only train carriages suggestion

The Energy Saving Trust has compiled a list of simple steps households can take to reduce energy usage

Households facing up to £318 energy bill shock

A city worker walks past a stock ticker screen at the London Stock Exchange in the City of London.

Volatile session for FTSE as anxiety over China continues

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