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Scientists want to turn smartphones into earthquake sensors

For years, scientists have struggled to collect accurate real-time data on earthquakes, but a new article published today in the <i>Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America</i> may have found a better tool for the job, using the same accelerometers found in most modern smartphones. The article …

Jacob Rees-Mogg Says Tories Should Allow Ukip To Win Seats To Keep Labour Out Of Power (POLL)

Jacob Rees-Mogg has risked causing disquiet among Conservative ranks by once again suggesting the party should allow Ukip to win parliamentary seats …

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Energy giant attacked for refusing to tell customers about cheaper deals

One of Britain's biggest energy giants is refusing to tell customers about cheaper energy deals unless they sign up for marketing messages, breaching guidelines backed by PM David Cameron.<p>EDF Energy has told customers it can only recommend lower cost gas and electricity tariffs on annual bills if …

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Conservative MP: Conference is 'ridiculous’

James Gray, the Tory MP, will not attend the Conservative Party conference because it is a 'ridiculous waste of time'.<p>Party conferences might be the highlight of the political year for ministers, but they leave back-bench MPs cold. James Gray, a Tory, says he will not even attend next week’s …

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Tories and Lib Dems 'have already discussed forming second coalition'

The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have already discussed forming a second coalition after the next general election, a new book has claimed.<p>Matthew d'Ancona also claims in In It Together that Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, has said that he could not form a coalition with, Ed Miliband, …

Friends: The One Where Dave's Idea Gets a Bad Break...

The PM finds that responding to the threat of Red Red may take more effort than he'd expected<p>GEORGE strode into Dave’s office. “Sorry I’m late,” he said. “Emergency discussions with the Bank of England. Anyway, let’s get cracking. We’ve got an awful lot to get through.”<p>“I’ll say we do,” said Dave. …

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'It is time to end the war on drugs', says top UK police chief

One of England's most senior police officers has called for class-A drugs to be decriminalised and for the policy of outright prohibition to be radically revised.<p>In a dramatic move that will reignite the debate over the so-called war on drugs, Mike Barton, Durham's chief constable, has suggested …

Ukip would not exist if Thatcher were still Tory leader, says Norman Tebbit

Former Tory party chairman Lord Tebbit has claimed that Ukip would not be a significant force in British politics if Margaret Thatcher were still the Conservative leader, as an eve-of-conference row blew up between the party and the Thatcherite Bruges Group.<p>Tebbit, who succeeded Thatcher as the …

Conservatives to bring forward Help to Buy scheme by three months

State-backed mortgages to help increase home ownership will be introduced next week – three months earlier than planned, David Cameron has revealed.<p>Despite widespread concern that the second stage of the Help to Buy scheme could spark a housing bubble, the prime minister is forging ahead insisting …

Cotswold village fights to stay small

It is a quintessentially English village, nestled in the Cotswolds, where David Cameron's favourite real ale has been brewed since 1849. Hook Norton, five miles from the comparatively bustling Chipping Norton, where the prime minister has spent many happy weekends, is a quiet place, home to 2,000 …

Chris Skidmore: parents should veto teacher strikes

Give parents the right to veto teachers' strikes to limit disruption in schools, says Education Select Committee member Chris Skidmore.<p>This week, just a few months after joint strike action from the NUT and the NASUWT in the North West, yet more strike action is planned, this time on an even wider …

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The PM must be a man of action as well as words

David Cameron has to offer an alternative vision to Labour's that is both attractive and sensible<p>This week it is David Cameron’s turn to address his party faithful. The significance of the occasion is twofold. First, this is the penultimate conference before the next election, so it is an …

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George Osborne's dominatrix friend is ready to tell all

Natalie Rowe, the dominatrix once pictured with George Osborne has written her memoirs and is in talks with publishers.<p>Damian McBride's autobiography was described as the “literary equivalent of a suicide belt” that the former right-hand man to Gordon Brown detonated at the Labour Party conference …

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Tory faithful tell Cameron to pull out of Coalition

Grassroots Tories are demanding that David Cameron pull out of the Coalition amid mounting anger at Nick Clegg from Conservative members and senior MPs.<p>A group of 35 constituency party chairmen, councillors and others have signed a joint letter calling for the Liberal Democrats to be “dropped” …

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50,000 attend Manchester protest against austerity

About 50,000 people marched through Manchester as part of a union protest against austerity cuts on the opening day of the Conservative party conference.<p>The demonstration aimed to highlight the impact of government policies on jobs and spending across the health service, as well as the "rapid …

Salmond accused of 'silly posturing' over demands for TV debate with David Cameron

ALEX Salmond has been accused of “silly posturing” over his repeated demands for a televised debate with David Cameron and of attempting to turn the referendum into a Scotland versus England contest.<p>The Prime Minister has again dismissed the First Minister’s calls, claiming he was dodging direct …

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Winning in 2015: Leave the Soviets out of it

“Comrades,” is how Lord Ashcroft addressed the crowd at a ConservativeHome fringe event this afternoon, before adding, “oh, sorry that was last …