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Ex-PM Brown 'to remain an MP'

Gordon Brown has combined his job as a constituency MP with acting as the UN special envoy for global education since leaving No 10

Former prime minister Gordon Brown " will remain" an MP, his office said in response to speculation that he could stand down in 2015.

Rome 'larger than first thought'

British scientists have discovered a new section of the boundary wall of the river port of ancient Rome which they say proves that the city was much larger than previously estimated.

'Shame' of migrant deportations

Shadow immigration minister David Hanson said the Government should be ashamed

Only a third of immigration arrests following tip-offs from the public resulted in deportations last year, official figures show.

Teachers urged to act over FGM

Teachers and schools should examine the holiday plans of families from communities that practise female genital mutilation (FGM) to help stamp out the act, it has been suggested.

Sir Cyril claims 'raised on floor'

Child abuse allegations against Sir Cyril Smith were raised on the floor at a Liberal party conference, the MP who investigated the scandal claims

Child abuse allegations against Sir Cyril Smith were raised on the floor at a Liberal party conference, the MP who investigated the scandal has claimed.

Paxman slams BBC bosses' pay-offs

Jeremy Paxman has warned that the BBC is testing the patience of the public

Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman has described the BBC as "smug" and criticised senior staff being paid huge sums "merely for walking out of the door".

Whistleblower confronts Met chief

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has been confronted by a whistleblower over the fiddling of crime statistics

A police whistleblower who resigned after raising concerns about the massaging of crime statistics has confronted the Metropolitan Police Commissioner in a radio phone in.

Assaults on prison staff rise 45%

Labour has condemned the Government over an increase in assaults on prison officers

The number of serious assaults on prison officers by offenders has risen significantly under the coalition prompting concerns the Government is ignoring a crisis in jails.

'No shame' over 12-year-old mother

A man claiming to be the father of Britain's youngest mother has said he is "proud" of her and there is "no shame" over what had happened.

Police probe Balls car collision

Ed Balls apologised after causing damage to a car while driving in a car park in Yorkshire

Police have launched an investigation into how shadow chancellor Ed Balls drove off after colliding with a parked car without informing the owner.

£2.7bn train-building deal sealed

Funding has finally been secured to bring new high-speed trains to a key London to Scotland route in a £2.7 billion job-boosting contract.

Starbucks set to pay more tax in UK

Starbucks has said it will pay more tax in the UK as it moves its European headquarters here from the Netherlands following a row over avoidance.

May given deadline over extradition

Haroon Aswat is accused by the US of conspiring with Abu Hamza to establish a jihad training camp in Oregon

The Home Secretary has been given a Friday 13th deadline to seek assurances from the US authorities over how a UK terror suspect will be treated if he is extradited to America for trial.