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Eric Pickles orders councils to 'prove' value of senior staff

Local Government Secretary says taxpayers would be 'shocked' by salaries of senior staff<p>Councils will be forced to make public their reasons for paying officials six-figure salaries for the first time to end the "taxpayer-funded gravy train", Eric Pickles has announced.<p>The Local Government …

Is George Osborne Really Cutting Britain Back To The 1930s?

George Osborne's "extreme" cuts after the next election could mark a return to "1930s Britain", or so Ed Balls suggested on Thursday morning.<p>Speaking …

Tories accused of ‘trying to buy election’ with 23% hike to campaign spending

David Cameron has been accused of an unjustifiable bid to “buy the general election” as it emerged that ministers have quietly slipped through an unprecedented hike in the amount that parties can spend during the campaign.<p>Before this week’s official start to the runup to the 2015 general election, …

Iain Duncan Smith: benefits cap gets jobless back to work

New figures from the Department for Work and Pensions give strongest evidence so far that the benefits cap is encouraging people to move off welfare and into jobs<p>The new cap on benefits payments for the unemployed has forced thousands of people to find work instead of living off the state, new …

Revealed: The five-star suite Alex Salmond enjoyed at the taxpayers' expense

The Telegraph discloses details of the First Minister's controversial Ryder Cup expense claim that the Scottish Government has been fighting for six months to keep hidden<p>This is an example of the luxurious hotel suite where Alex Salmond stayed during his trip to the Ryder Cup in Chicago, the cost …

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Boot up: Ive tightens control, S5's missing sensors, smartphone ad spend, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Jony Ive shakes up Apple's software design group, iPhone interface creator Greg Christie departing >> 9to5Mac<p>The design shakeup at Apple will result in Christie soon leaving the company, with all software designers now working …

MPs: Our foreign aid must benefit the disabled abroad

Britain should exercise its international influence to help the disabled in developing countries, says Commons International Development Report<p>Britain must show “much more ambition” in ensuring the disabled benefit from foreign aid and are not left behind in emergencies, MPs said on Wednesday.<p>A …

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Yvette Cooper: Exploitation of migrant workers will be crime under Labour

The exploitation of migrant workers in an attempt to undercut wages would be made a criminal offence under a Labour government, the shadow home secretary will say. Yvette Cooper will also propose minimum custodial sentences for wholesale employment of illegal immigrants.<p>The measures are designed to …

TaskRabbit Launches on Android in the UK, iOS Arrives Too

Almost five months after TaskRabbit launched its microtask marketplace in London, representing its first international foray, the company is now finally making its iPhone app available in the UK capital too.<p>But that’s not all. Thus far, TaskRabbit’s mobile exploits have been restricted to iOS, …

Britain's property market posts highest sales level in more than six years

Britain's property market recorded the highest level of sales in more six years over the first three months of this year – but the surge came with a health warning from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics).<p>Surveyors sold an average of 22.7 homes each in the three months to March – …

Welcome to revision hell, aka the Easter holidays

Exam panic is spreading like a virus through otherwise healthy families<p><b>Letter from the Headmaster:</b><p>Dear students,<p>Welcome to the Revision Timetable break, formerly known as the Easter holidays. As you know, the next few weeks are vitally important to the rest of your life. In fact, there won’t be any …

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Prioritise disability in development work, warn MPs

MPs say development goals will remain out of reach unless DFID urgently steps up its work on disability.<p>Report: Disability and Development<br>• Report: …

iPhone's 'slide to unlock' creator Greg Christie to leave Apple: WSJ | Reuters

(Reuters) - Apple Inc’s Greg Christie, who led the company’s “human interface” team that designs software for its products, is leaving the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing an internal email.<p>Apple iPhone 5c phones are pictured at the Apple retail store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, …

Nadine Dorries’s fury over poor book review

Nadine Dorries, the Conservative MP, disinvited Mandrake to the launch of her first novel after she took offence to an unfavourable book review.<p>Imperious MPs who are eager to keep the press in line are hardly flavour of the month, but Nadine Dorries took the unusual step of disinviting Mandrake …

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Opinion: One member, one vote: What’s not to like?

As many members will be aware, votes on policy, and for members of the committees who run the party are in the hands of the conference …

Boris Johnson: Islamists' children should be taken into care

Mayor of London warns that hundreds of children are at risk of radicalisation but “absurd” political correctness prevents authorities putting them into care<p>Muslim children who are radicalised by their parents should be considered abused and taken into care, Boris Johnson has said.<p>The Mayor of …

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