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17 April 2014 Last updated at 03:45

UK unemployment rate falls to 6.9%A Job Centre sign

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24 million in the three months to February, official figures indicate.


Great Grimsby MP Austin MitchellVeteran MP Mitchell to step down

Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell says he will step down at the next general election.

Ed ballsPolice probe Ed Balls car prang

Senior Labour politician Ed Balls is being investigated by police after his car hit a parked vehicle.

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Nick Robinson, Political editor Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

Miliband on Israel and plan to be PM

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to the BBC's Nick Robinson about delving into his past on a trip to Israel - and planning for a future as UK prime minister.

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

Rising wages change terms of debate

Wages are growing faster than prices for the first time in four years - prompting a shift in the political debate over the economy.

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Mark D'Arcy, Parliamentary correspondent Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

Week ahead at Westminster

There's still time for a soupcon of high-powered politics as MPs and peers prepare to decamp for their Easter break.

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