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30 September 2014 Last updated at 20:00

RAF jets strike first IS targetsTwo Tornado jets in flight

RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.


Theresa MayMay: Our values will beat extremists

A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

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Nick Robinson Article written by Nick Robinson Nick Robinson Political editor

Is Conservative benefit freeze fair?

David Cameron defends a benefits freeze which will affect more than twice as many working families as workless families.

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

Islamic State strikes: UK expects 'long game' in Iraq attacks

A government source says the public should not "expect fireworks" as the UK prepares to join the US and other nations in air strikes against Islamic State.

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

What is today's timetable?

A run-down of what's happening in the Commons and Lords, as MPs and peers debate military intervention in Iraq.

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