Cameron to end on optimistic note with NHS vow

David Cameron, prime minister, listens to the "Our United Kingdom" debate on the opening day of the Conservative party conference in Birmingham
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Leader’s speech will hold out prospect for working-family tax cuts

May pledges tougher web snooping powers

A Tory government would give police more access to data

Brown calls on Scots to petition London

Former PM signs letter urging parties to honour devolution ‘vow’

British warplanes hit first Isis targets

Tornados attack jihadi group in support of Kurds

MPC member defends BoE’s vague guidance

Useful statements try to avoid ‘spurious accuracy’

Tories’ pro-business reputation ‘at risk’

Conservative party’s stance on EU could give Labour an advantage

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this afternoon.
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Tories use old mantra to woo marginals

Osborne focuses on economic competence

Richard Barnes ex deputy mayor of London

Tories suffer another defection to Ukip

Richard Barnes, former deputy mayor to Boris Johnson, quits

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Stamp duty revenues rise by one-third

Million-pound home buyers paid almost £2bn of stamp tax last year

Home Secretary, Theresa May, makes her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham on Tuesday
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May’s masterful message: look out for ME

Matthew Engel says Boris the great upstager was totally upstaged

Wave of extremist content online swells

Statistics reveal hurdles to Theresa May’s censorship plans

PM treads a fine line on Europe

Ukip defections are harbingers of schism

Extremists face UK TV and social media ban

May announces plan that would be implemented by Tory government

Cameron vows seven-day GP services

Prime minister pledges to extend trials to cover UK by 2020

Cameron ‘not heartbroken’ if UK exits EU

Redwood warns CEOs to keep out of debate

Network Rail told to cut costs by 20%

Regulator criticises track operator for not being ‘sufficiently transparent’

Cyber security hub makes training move

Course aimed at companies that want sensitive government contracts

Concern over debt of Asean companies

S&P says 100 groups spent nearly $300bn on deals in five years

UK economy 2.7% ahead of pre-crisis peak

Revised data suggest recession was shallower than thought

Commitment makes migrant workers popular

Survey finds experience and skills bigger factor than lower wages