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Former Castle Point MP charged with electoral fraud

Image copyright PA Image caption Bob Spink has been accused of submitting false signatures on nomination papers A former Conservative MP who defected to UKIP has been charged with electoral fraud. The allegations against Bob Spink are related to the local election campaign in Essex for Castle Point Borough Council in 2016. Essex Police said […]

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Homelessness Reduction Bill to become law

Image caption Homelessness went up by 16% last year A new law which will require earlier intervention by councils to prevent homelessness has passed its final parliamentary hurdle. The Homelessness Reduction Bill also requires councils to provide advice and help to all affected, not just those protected under existing laws. The private member’s bill, introduced […]

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How Wednesday's attack on Westminster unfolded

On Wednesday 22 March, an attacker drove a car into people on Westminster Bridge before reaching the Houses of Parliament. He stabbed a police officer before being shot dead by police. The Daily Politics’ Adam Fleming looks back at a day on which four people were killed, including the attacker, and at least 40 were […]

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What is Article 50?

Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will trigger Article 50 on 29 March – beginning formal negotiations on Brexit. Here’s a guide. What is Article 50? Article 50 is a plan for any country that wishes to exit the EU. It was created as part of the Treaty of Lisbon […]

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McGuinness funeral: Mourners gather in Derry

Image caption Mr McGuinness’ body is being taken the short distance from his Bogside home to St Columba’s Church, Long Tower Mourners are gathering for the funeral of Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister Martin McGuinness. They include former US President Bill Clinton and Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster, who received a round of […]

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London attack: British-born attacker 'known to MI5'

Media captionWitnesses describe how the attack near the Houses of Parliament unfolded The Westminster attacker was British-born and known to the police and intelligence services, Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed. She told MPs he had been investigated some years ago but was not part of the current intelligence picture. The so-called Islamic State group […]