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1 October 2014 Last updated at 09:24

Son of Conservative MP backs UKIP

The son of Conservative MP and veteran eurosceptic Bill Cash announces he is joining UKIP.

BricklayerEleven 'Right to Build' areas chosen

A Staffordshire council becomes one of the first to offer help to people wanting to build their own home through the Government's 'Right to Build' scheme.

Patrick Burns Article written by Patrick Burns Patrick Burns Political editor, Midlands

Political pile-up on the road to Birmingham

Political pile-up on the road from Edinburgh to Glasgow, via Manchester, Birmingham and Doncaster.

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David Gregory-Kumar Article written by David Gregory-Kumar David Gregory-Kumar Science & Environment correspondent, BBC News

Are urban badgers a problem or a boon to city life?

Urban badgers now cause more problems than their country counterparts but what, if anything, can be done about them?

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