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29 July 2014 Last updated at 00:04

Tory MP David Ruffley to stand downDavid Ruffley, Bury St Edmunds MP

Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to quit Parliament at the next election.

Piles of £10 notesMinisters plan student loan overhaul

Ministers have been working on a policy that could bring major changes to England's student loan system, BBC Newsnight learns.

People ride a scooter past a destroyed military vehicle near the city of Lisichansk, Luhansk region, eastern UkrainePM urges 'prompt' Russian sanctions

David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.

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Russia: how tough a response?

Will David Cameron's rhetoric about punishing Russia in the wake of the MH17 plane crash be matched by reality?

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Hill's outlook

What job might Lord Hill get in the new European Commission?

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Week ahead

The controversy over the reshuffle flares up in the Lords as they head towards their summer recess

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