13:43 UK time, Friday, 29 November 2013
Labour's put the boot into energy supplier Npower over plans for 1,400 job cuts, but are they guilty of cheap populism?
Insufficient midwife supervision is blamed for failings which led to the deaths of three babies and a mother at a hospital.
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