22 September 2014 Last updated at 20:59

New general secretary for RMT unionMick Cash

Mick Cash is elected general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union following the death of previous leader Bob Crow.


View of Hinkley Point C with Hinkley Point A and B in the backgroundNuclear power plant 'to be approved'

Plans to build a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset are recommended for approval following a European Commission investigation.

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The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.

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Can Balls be just austere enough?

Can Ed Balls persuade investors he would reduce Britain's public sector deficit just enough, while not demoralising Labour supporters who want an end to the long years of austerity?

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