UK warned of north-south schools divide

Ofsted chief to call for effort to close standards gap with London

UK air strikes in Syria likely within days

PM to hold Commons vote after Labour backs down

Corbyn unwilling to risk instructing MPs

Opposition given free vote after tense shadow cabinet meeting

Doctors halt strikes after contract pledge

Deal on talks forestalls first industrial action in 40 years

Doctors halt strikes after contract pledge

Deal on talks forestalls first industrial action in 40 years

Elliott Johnson

Peer to lead Tory bullying inquiry

Attempt to ease pressure on chairman Lord Feldman to step down

Conservative party chairman Lord Feldman

Feldman fights for political survival

Backroom fixer thrust into the limelight

Energy department criticises price cap

Customers could be less likely to switch supplier, say officlals

Corbyn asserts authority over Labour MPs

Unite union’s McCluskey warns against using Syria to stage a coup

UK parties take their leave of the people

Corbyn’s path leads away from Labour’s more moderate voters, writes Nick Pearce

Business loans scheme wins 2-year reprieve

Smaller lenders to be given greater access and phase-out will now be in 2018

Employers dissect minimum wage gamble

The effects on prices, profits, jobs and skills are uncertain

No change in level of female high earners

Initiatives have failed to close the gender gap on pay

Commons health committee backs sugar tax

MPs support government curbs on price discounts on unhealthy food

Osborne gets to grips with micro policies

Reforms ‘will make markets work better for families’

Caymans reject Cameron’s tax offensive

Tax haven turns down transparency drive on competition concerns

Tories to probe handling of youth wing

Calls are growing for a wider review of the party’s governance

Key figures in Tory youth party scandal

The people who played a role in the scandal rocking the party

UK’s far-reaching local government reform

Councils must be given the tools they need to do their job

Head of defence agency bullish on Trident

Sir Bernard Gray insists reforms have put UK’s most important military project on a sound footing


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