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29 December 2014 Last updated at 16:41

Network Rail boss 'may take bonus'Workers on tracks

Network Rail chief Mark Carne tells the BBC an internal committee will decide on what bonus he should have, following recent major rail disruption.


Houses of Parliament in LondonBusinesses warn on election tactics

The head of a major UK business group is calling on politicians to rise above "point-scoring" in the general election campaigns next year.

Ballot boxYouth vote 'key to election win'

Up to three million young people are yet to decide how to vote in the general election, and this could be key to who wins, a think tank says.

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Mark D'Arcy Article written by Mark D'Arcy Mark D'Arcy Parliamentary correspondent

The next Parliament: Coalition 2.0 or confidence and supply?

It is beginning to dawn on MPs and peers quite how difficult it is likely to be to govern after the next election.

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Nick Robinson Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

UKIP - power struggle, not soap opera

All the bizarre news stories that have emerged from UKIP in recent days reflect a power struggle within a party that aspires to hold the balance of power after the next election.

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James Landale Article written by James Landale James Landale Deputy political editor

Autumn Statement: Osborne's political balancing act

George Osborne's challenge is simple to explain but hard to achieve. He will want to use the poor borrowing figures to try to convince voters that the recovery is still too fragile to risk any change of government. But he will want to avoid voters concluding that his failure to fix the deficit at the pace he intended means that it might be time to give Labour a go.

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