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20 December 2014 Last updated at 01:34

Illegal attempts to enter UK on riseAn illegal migrant steps into a truck

Migrants made about 100 attempts a day to get into the UK illegally this summer, figures suggest, as nearly 12,000 were stopped in four months.


A picture of a tweet by charity Oxfam highlighting its campaign on food banks in the UKOxfam criticised over poverty tweet

An Oxfam tweet linking benefit cuts to poverty could have been "misconstrued" as party political campaigning, the Charity Commission says.

A Job Centre plus signPlan to help over-50s get jobs

Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help with using computers as part of a government plan to get more older people into work.

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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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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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