Portrait of the week

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31 January 2015 9:00 am

Home Party leaders mercilessly launched 100 days of campaigning before the general election on 7 May. David Cameron, the Conservative…

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24 January 2015 9:00 am

Home More than 1,100 imams and Islamic leaders received a letter from Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, and Lord Ahmad…

The pen is mightier than the sword

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17 January 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said that he wanted to change the law so that there would be no…

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10 January 2015 9:00 am

Home The electorate was bombarded with contrary claims by parties beginning campaigns for the election in May. David Cameron, the…

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3 January 2015 9:00 am

Home King’s Cross railway station was out of operation, stranding thousands, and Paddington saw badly delayed services after Network Rail…

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13 December 2014 9:00 am

January Floods covered 28,000 acres of the Somerset Levels. Ukip suspended an Oxfordshire councillor for saying floods were God’s punishment…

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6 December 2014 9:00 am

Home The government spent days announcing how the Autumn Statement would allocate funds. ‘Frontline’ parts of the National Health Service…

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29 November 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, spent a few days announcing things. She broadcast on the Andrew Marr Show on…

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22 November 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said: ‘Red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global…

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15 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The government, expecting a backbench rebellion over the European Arrest Warrant, did not present it for a separate vote…

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8 November 2014 9:00 am

Home Fiona Woolf, the Lord Mayor of London, resigned as the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse…

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1 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The last British combat troops turned over Camp Bastion in Helmand to Afghan forces and withdrew from Afghanistan after…

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25 October 2014 9:00 am

Home A hundred firemen could not prevent wooden cooling towers at Didcot B gas-fuelled power station in Oxfordshire from burning…

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18 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Checks began at British airports for passengers who might have come from west Africa with Ebola fever (even though…

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11 October 2014 9:00 am

Home Alan Henning, 47, a British volunteer aid worker taken captive in Syria by Islamic State, was murdered, and footage…

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4 October 2014 9:00 am

Home The Commons, having been specially recalled, passed, by 524 votes to 43, a motion supporting ‘the use of UK…

Portrait of the week: Cameron visits UN HQ, Scotland checks its bruises, and a Swede sells his submarine

27 September 2014 8:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, visited New York for talks at the United Nations; he said Britain supported the…

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20 September 2014 9:00 am

Home People living in Scotland voted in a referendum that asked: ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ A great deal…

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13 September 2014 9:00 am

Home England suddenly began to take the prospect of Scottish independence seriously after a poll of 1,084 people by YouGov…

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6 September 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain’s terror threat level was raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ in response to fighting in Iraq and Syria, meaning…

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30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

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23 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, writing of the Islamic State in northern Iraq, said: ‘If we do not act…

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16 August 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, resisted calls for Parliament to be recalled to debate the crisis in Iraq. Philip Hammond,…

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9 August 2014 9:00 am

Home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined 50 heads of state at the St Symphorien cemetery near Mons to…

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2 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Britain is to halve to three months the time that EU migrants without realistic job prospects can claim benefits,…