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Huge storm and tidal surge pass without major destruction despite water rising above levels of 1953 great flood.
Courts face disruption on 6 January as professional bodies back protest organised by barristers at Criminal Bar Association.
Annual report finds NHS record on mortality has improved, with four fewer trusts reporting high death rates than last year.
Cleanup has begun after floods on Thursday night but Owen Paterson warns of further ‘exceptionally high tides’.
Knee and hip replacement operations and cataract removals fall to lowest level for five years as patients left longer in pain.
Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to ‘keep churning out papers’.
British prime minister chooses black and white photo of himself with wife Samantha and daughter Florence for festive greeting.
Council tax cuts for ‘granny annexes’ and the demise of the tax disc are among the surprises in the chancellor’s announcement.
Chancellor says state of public finances leaves no room for tax cuts, while Ed Balls highlights fall in living standards.
Despite tougher measures listed in autumn statement, previous efforts have failed to raise Treasury receipts as expected.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: A great light has gone out in the world.
Chancellor says end of ‘cap on aspiration’ funded by selling loan book, but critics question sustainability of annual £700m needed.
Estate agents and mortgage lenders had called for a change in structure of tax, which kicks in at 1% on homes costing £125,000.
The taskforce was set up this summer to identify areas where the current approach was lacking and agree practical steps to fight against all forms of extremism.
We round up the good and bad news for savers, investors, homebuyers, businesses, commuters, young and old.
Chancellor tells ministers to find more efficiency savings as he announces cuts a day before autumn statement.
The government’s controversial bedroom tax could discourage people from working, a group of MPs were warned today.
MPs embarrass company chief executive at Commons hearing as report highlights huge cost overruns and failures.
PM ends three-day visit to China by telling young people they should learn language that will ‘seal tomorrow’s business deals’.
George Osborne will use autumn statement to signal new formula linked to life expectancy that could save £500bn over 50 years.
Despite what Osborne says, many people with degrees are being forced to take low-skilled roles away from their expertise.
Toby Rowland, who was on duty in Downing St during altercation that cost ex-chief whip his job, insists Mitchell called him a pleb.
Prime minister seeks talks on ‘issue of mutual concern’ amid western fears that Beijing is behind most aggressive online attacks.
Polls show Labour with 18-point lead over Ukip in Great Grimsby and 20-point lead over Conservatives in Dudley North.
Keith Vaz, chairman of home affairs select committee, says spy chief Andrew Parker has been summoned to give evidence.
Highly critical report warns commission’s failure to investigate fraud and abuse was undermining public faith in good causes.
David Cameron overrules George Osborne over £1,000 tax break but insists he works with chancellor ‘hand in glove’.
Prime minister enlists 131 delegates to demonstrate full range of UK companies, from manufacturers to creative industries.
PM interrupts discussions with Xi Jinping to express unease over Bloomberg reporter excluded from press conference.
British Gas says average bill will rise £70 instead of £123 this winter as programme to help poor households is scaled back.
PMI rose to 58.4 in November, with new orders at a near-20 year high and thousands of new staff taken on last month.
Figures show that net lending to SMEs is negative, prompting calls for news ways to fund firms and more banking competition.
Brussels to look at UK state aid for nuclear power plant after government offers EDF Energy a set price for 35 years.
Big Six energy companies want coalition to curb green schemes, with threat of gas and electricity prices rising before next election.
Middle and lower earners who work for themselves have seen their income fall significantly since the recession began in 2008.
Bailed-out banks face angry backlash from customers unable to pay for goods or use their accounts for second time this year.
PM calls for new trade agreement as he flies into Beijing hoping to appease leaders angry at Dalai Lama meeting last year.
Councils that passed on government’s cut to means-tested council tax relief report doubling in rate of liability orders sent to non-payers.
Labour joins voices calling on home secretary to explain why ill asylum seeker was returned to UK after 20-hour flight.
Former deputy prime minister calls for a single, democratically elected local authority head.
Nick Clegg reveals extra funds on top of £1bn announced last year for lending to small and medium-sized companies.
Labour down two on 35%, Tories unchanged on 28% and Ukip up three on 19% in latest fortnightly poll.
An Observer poll conducted in four countries reveals the widening gulf between Britain and the rest of the EU. And on both sides of the Channel, attitudes seem to be hardening.
Chancellor likely to bank windfall, and stick to deficit-cutting agenda.
Letter to Home Office minister Norman Baker comes weeks before lifting of restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants.
The green enthusiast is expected to appeal to Conservative supporters in a bid to save his political career.
60,000 people to receive help over festive season as ministers reject claim of link to welfare changes.
Lord Dobbs will attempt to win support for the Conservative bill in the upper chamber.
Communications minister says there will be no switchover until most listening is digital after MPs voice fears for smaller stations.
Jeremy Hunt says 32 hospitals are under investigation over links to claims of sexual abuse by presenter.
Standing 2.7 metres tall and weighing a tonne, high-speed rail documents arrive for ‘bewildered’ councils to digest.
Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought deplored Soviet ‘scum’ and regarded Britain as a fascist state.
David Cameron’s first tweet in Mandarin trended on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo.
Labour MP says he joined human chain to get victims out of Clutha bar, while patrons tell of moment aircraft fell through roof.
Changed stance over Dalai Lama as No 10 seeks to shift UK-China trade relations.
Contentious comments were made by EU employment commissioner over UK plan to cut benefits for migrants.
London mayor accused by Nick Clegg of talking about people as if they were dogs.
With BIS budget under pressure, coalition reverses policy of encouraging growth in the higher education sector.
Lord Macdonald says that ISC ‘needs more power, cash and opposition chair’.
Equalities minister says men are too often mocked in the workplace for wanting to juggle childcare and career.
Finding comes in a government report showing wide variations in dementia care in England.
Cameron unveils plans to curb EU migrants’ access to benefits but Brussels says freedom of movement is non-negotiable.
London mayor calls for return of selective schools in bid for Tory right’s support.
Study warns that authorities will have to focus on core services, leaving others such as libraries and leisure centres at risk.
NAO finds that the government does not have employment records for around 368,000 students and former students.
Former South African president says his country was asked by UK for help with military plan to remove Robert Mugabe.
Lord Justice Laws makes speech likely to find favour in Downing Street and among Eurosceptic Conservatives.
Concerns emerge days after £10bn worth of new projects – as well as a £4bn windfarm – were postponed or reconsidered.
Committee could advise government if scheme puts financial stability at risk, says governor, but Treasury will have final say.
Plan is sensible and reasonable, say Lib Dems amid move to avert influx from Romania and Bulgaria.
Farage’s party beats Conservatives into third place in survey of constituency where Tory MP is quitting.
EU employment commissioner Laszlo Andor says Cameron’s efforts to outlaw so-called benefit tourism are product of hysteria.
£7m tourism promotion deal would have been better spent backing local economy and film-makers, producer tells MSPs.
A group of local authorities, social landlords and academics has written to the PM urging him not to scrap the charges.
Results come as Vince Cable faces MPs over valuation of Royal Mail – whose market value has risen £2.2bn since sell-off.
Conservative makes attempt to resuscitate political career at press conference in dramatic day of developments.
Big six energy companies made £53 profit per customer before latest price rises – up from £30 a year earlier.
Party challenges coalition to stand up to energy companies as 40% more people admitted to hospital with condition.
UK’s green plans dealt blow by shelving of Atlantic Array, which would have powered 1m homes and created thousands of jobs.
Claim is a bid to undermine release of Alex Salmond’s landmark white paper outlining the case for Scotland leaving the UK.
Scotland’s Future – Your Guide runs to 670 pages and aims to answer all Scots’ questions about secession from the UK.
Union leaders discuss moves for ballot on industrial action on the tube after Boris Johnson unveils plans for 750 job losses.
Scottish deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon issues warning before launch of her government’s white paper on independence.
Alistair Carmichael, the Scottish secretary, says shared currency zones need more economic and political integration, not less.
Online peer-to-peer lender in talks for further state money after lending £17.6m to small businesses on government’s behalf.
Deloitte forecasts total festive season sales figure of £40bn as improving economic conditions encourage looser purse strings.
Dossier claims business assets were seized cheaply amid call to end turnaround arm’s ‘conflict of interests’.
MP leading review of modern slavery says scale of problem becoming clear after three women allegedly found in captivity.
Barack Obama hails historic accord as first step towards resolution of decade-old impasse over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Details from a database of patients’ conditions, treatment and medical histories could even be sold to private companies.
New shadow housing minister unveils plans to head off projected shortage of a million homes by 2022.
vIf the voters say yes, then Independence day will be 24 March 2016 – a date that resonates in Scotland’s history.
Investigation to focus on aborted Lloyds bid as former chairman Paul Flowers released on bail in drugs probe.
Attorney general Dominic Grieve cites cases of electoral fraud and singles out Pakistani community.
Supermarket chain is first in UK to restrict sales of high-caffeine products such as Red Bull to under-16s.
Amendment tabled by Tory MP Adam Afriyie calls for referendum on UK’s membership of EU to be brought forward to 2014.
West Yorkshire police question 63-year-old Methodist minister who was filmed allegedly handing over cash to buy drugs.
Three women in London have been freed after 30 years of alleged domestic slavery. Sources disagree about how many others there may be.
Regulator says privatised group missed requirement to deliver 93% of all first class letters on day after collection.
Stevens commission expected to say PCCs have not increased public accountability of police or proved to be cost-effective.
Commons votes by 249 to 15 against rebel Tory backbencher Adam Afriyie’s amendment calling for 2014 referendum.
PM says there is a distinction between images online, which he is trying to tackle with filters, and those in a newspaper.
Theresa May believes new bill will help reduce reoffending among those convicted of complex offences.
Good news for George Osborne ahead of autumn statement as public sector net borrowing falls to £8.1bn for month.
No 10 says it does not recognise the phrase but prime minister’s team does not explicitly deny such a statement was made.
Intelligence and security committee chair Sir Malcolm Rifkind seeks explanation of deal that allowed US to ‘unmask’ Britons.
Unions criticise plans, which involve closure of most ticket offices and move to direct payment via contactless bank cards.
Deputy PM says Edward Snowden revelations are ‘chipping away at bedrock of public support for work of agencies’.
Campaigners claim whitewash after committee says there would be no advantage in stopping UK arms sales to kingdom.
Downing Street says it does not recognise phrase attributed to PM, and says he is not ditching commitment to environment.
‘Chancellors’ to run eight English education regions in system which echoes model of school governance in US.
Widening of stretch of track will cause closures and disruption that could drive away traders and tourists, says BOP.
MPs launch inquiry into housing policy as planning minister admits parts of it may be too complex.
Chatham House report challenges view that politicians, including Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, bear sole blame for failures.
Local Government Association says Barnett formula for allocating spending around UK should be scrapped.
West Yorkshire police investigating after Paul Flowers filmed allegedly buying and using illegal drugs.
Resolution Foundation finds low and middle-income families can’t afford mortgage guarantee across two-thirds of Britain.
MPs hear of attempts to massage crime figures to improve ‘performance’ figures: lives have been lost, says former officer.
Centre for Social Justice says poorer people ‘bearing brunt of storm’ as debt hits £1.4tn – almost as high as economic output.
Ucatt has drawn up list of companies it says are guilty of breach of confidence and misuse of private information.
Building society offers 95% mortgages at interest rates that beat government’s Help to Buy lending scheme.
Communications Workers Union calls for payments to be withheld to banks which advised on privatisation.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development upgrades its outlook for the UK but cut its forecasts for the global economy.
Health secretary says plan would give hospitals incentive to be open about blunders, in wake of Mid Staffordshire scandal.
Len Wardle takes responsibility for appointing the disgraced Paul Flowers to chair the bank three years ago.
With record amounts donated to Children in Need, UK public give more than £70m to charities in less than a week.
NHS trusts will be required to publish figures from next April but health secretary rejects fixed staff-patient ratio.
Management orders review into ‘any inappropriate behaviour’ after allegations Paul Flowers bought cocaine and crystal meth.
Leading public health official calls for a lowering of the age of consent to make it easier for 15-year-olds to seek contraception.
Technology to identify content from paedophiles, and UK to join forces with US at Downing Street summit.
Nigel Farage scores PR coup as Paul Sykes gives party undisclosed amount in hope of securing Britain’s exit from EU.
Police open investigation after footage shows Paul Flowers counting out cash in response to request for ‘money for the coke’.
The £101.4m takings are a 10.7% increase on the same period last year, with sales boosted by the onset of colder weather.
Lobby group EEF calls on chancellor to scrap green taxes as part of series of measures which it says will support recovery.
More than 100,000 unproductive zombie firms surviving on low interest rates threaten growth.
Supermarket insists that move causes no risks to hygiene and that new routines are cutting carbon emissions.
Allegations over leverage tactics and practices of employers to be investigated in review, dismissed by Unite as election stunt.
Faculty of Public Health president said lowering age to 15 could ‘draw a line in the sand’ against sex at 14 or younger.
Legal challenge will question why £800m skyscrapers were greenlit without consultation, despite threat to London skyline.
Supermarket takes measure in UK and Ireland after tablets are discovered in two cones supplied by R&R Ice Cream.
Gas and electricity prices are rising at up to eight times the rate of earnings, warns Citizens Advice.
60,000 sign petition calling on government to sever contract as MPs express concern over sales reps in hospitals.
Methodist minister Paul Flowers seen in video counting out money to buy substances, while texts discuss drug taking.
Government was warned there was only 3% chance of enough water to fill reservoirs.
British prime minister say he will look to UN to investigate claims of civil war abuses if Sri Lanka does not act within four months.
Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s are poised to release their delivery dates, but for Waitorse shoppers it’s already too late.
Page Hall in Sheffield has seen a huge influx of Slovakian Roma, who say they want to give their children the chance of a better future in the UK. But rubbish, noise and gangs of young people have put them on collision course with other residents.
Prime minister seemingly endorses stance that global warming is creating more extreme weather patterns.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to announce new offence of wilful mistreatment in wake of Mid Staffs scandal.
Government’s trade and investment arm says it has hit four-year target three years ahead of schedule.
Group’s new mortgage lending leaps 37% to £14bn over six months as Help to Buy fuels housing market revival.
PricedOut says most first-time buyers would be better off renting and saving so they could access a better interest rate further down the line.
ITV breathes sigh of relief as it keeps hold of treasured star, but some pundits say his grip on Saturday nights is weakening.
‘Big six’ are behind target on measures such as paying for insulation, but are continuing to add cost to bills.
Minister blames Labour’s 2004 out-of-hours changes but BMA rejects claim and says deal is government U-turn.
Community’s behaviour can be offensive, Nick Clegg says as David Blunkett tells government to recognise numbers here.
Former foreign secretary critical of Whitehall’s refusal to disclose records and describes Blair’s stance on the material ‘an affront’.
Investment banks to be asked in Commons why sale of asset favoured foreign investors and if float price was set too low.
PM goes to meet Tamils in north on first day of CHOGM and slams ‘rank hypocrisy’ of Miliband in calling for boycott of summit.
David Cameron says aircraft carrier will help distribution of food and water in remote areas of Philippines.
PM pressed on tighter controls during India visit after ex-home secretary voices concerns about potential Roma influx.
PM says he agrees with broad thrust of John Major’s comments and criticises social make-up of national elite.
Five of 10 English regions see reductions of up to 15% in 2012-2013 compared with previous year.
Document does not blame any one agency for failing Hamzah, with the authors making 50 recommendations for ‘learning’.
Front National and Freedom party aim to exploit euroscepticism at European elections to block policymaking within parliament.
YouGov poll finds public backing for new community role waning with only 9% believing PCCs contributed to a fall in local crime.
Coalition pushes for concessions from all major mobile and fixed line telecoms companies to keep price inflation under control.
Arguments within government are good but compromises are not necessarily in UK’s long-term interests, says prime minister.
Call comes as David Cameron heads to Colombo for summit overshadowed by host country’s alleged human rights abuses.
America’s shale gas boom allows it to offer low energy prices to power-intensive industries as cost climbs in Europe.
Forecast comes as EDF announces 3.9% rise and National Audit Office casts doubts on government price predictions
Health secretary ordered to reveal plans for A&E overhaul before parliament after media briefed ahead of Commons recess.
Charles Farr tells MPs that public’s data was never collected by GCHQ and claims Snowden leaks damaged GCHQ’s work.
Hospitals are not all equally effective, NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh warns.
Former home secretary says number and impact of migrants from eastern Europe far exceeded predictions.
Royal College of Nursing claims that as many as one in six nursing posts at some NHS hospitals are lying vacant.
Sheffield University study will involve 130 mothers in communities where breastfeeding is thought to be stigmatised.
Science minister warns Scotland’s universities that their generous share of UK research grants would end if country separates.
PM wants to forge leaner state on permanent basis in change of tack from 2010 claim that he was imposing cuts out of necessity.
Miliband will also promise to make UK-based IT firms take on a full-time British apprentice for each overseas recruit.
Transport secretary to study proposal to raise up to £10bn by selling 30-year lease over rights to new high-speed track.
Scale of outsourcing to Serco, Capita, Atos and G4S prompts fears that firms are becoming too big to fail.
NHS regulator Monitor says closures of 53 popular clinics could leave vulnerable people unable to access GP care.
Father of Lib Dem cabinet minister issues criticism of bedroom tax in annual report of housing association he chairs.
‘Shocking’ actions of removal centre staff in asylum seeker’s case are referred to Director of Public Prosecutions.
Prospects brightest in the south-east but employment looks set to contract in the north and in the public sector, says report.
PM says mortgage lending scheme helping first-timer buyers with 75% outside south-east on average price of £163,000.
Letters will warn suspected firms of being ‘named and shamed’ and fined £5,000 if they use long-term unpaid interns.
Former PM criticises dominance of privately educated and affluent at upper echelons of power.
Head of UK’s largest insulation company writes to PM urging reform of Eco scheme, rather than scrapping green charges.
Figures undermine David Cameron’s claims that health service bureaucracy is being cut.
Housing associations say change to benefit rules means tenants cannot afford to rent three-bed maisonettes.
At least 6,000 patients could be affected in scandal at Colchester general hospital as inquiry looks at CEO’s role in bullying.
Lord Guthrie says Marine A should be punished severely for killing Afghan insurgent after senior officers call for clemency.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says he was ‘confused’ when he claimed to have given evidence to the official Taylor inquiry into the 1989 football tragedy.
Cabinet Office resists Chilcot’s request to disclose what the allied leaders said in the escalation to war.
Pension for surviving spouse and inflation linking threatened under plan to make final salary schemes affordable.
Gambling firms chose to report 1% of callouts in 2012-2013 as suspicious enough to warrant reporting to regulator.
Falling exports and rising imports pushed Britain’s trade gap for September to £9.8bn, the widest for almost a year.
Tories dispute claim, saying policy would actually cost the public finances more in lost VAT and corporation tax.
MPs investigate whether the £3.3bn sale of shares in the Royal Mail shortchanged taxpayers.
Terror suspect was facing 20 charges for breaching different terrorism prevention orders before disappearing last Friday.
Family pay tribute to former Guardian deputy editor remembered for covering major stories during Thatcher era.
Pope Francis kisses a disfigured man – and shows politicians the lost virtue of humility – Jonathan Jones
Is this a publicity stunt? No, because it expresses more than an empty gesture ever could.
Private security firm to expand capacity at immigration removal centres while being investigated by Serious Fraud Office.
Tories accuse opposition of machinations designed to slow down bill that could ultimately decide UK’s European future.
Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate death of Leon Briggs, 39, after he was detained at Luton station.
Sir John Sawers makes claim in first ever joint public hearing by heads of UK’s three intelligence agencies.
A historic 90-minute session of the intelligence and security committee lacked the heat and light of a real grilling.
Andrew Parker says agency aware of thousands of people in UK who support or are engaged in violent extremism.
‘This is farce,’ says Labour as parliament told Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed’s passport is not held by police after all.
After scandals at G4S, Serco and A4E, senior Cabinet Office official says government should take some blame for problems.
Units having to shut temporarily or turn away expectant mothers as NHS has too few midwives amid baby boom
Carlos Ghosn, head of carmaker, suggests 6,500 jobs would be threatened by a yes vote in referendum promised by PM.
Southern MPs claim Portsmouth site sacrificed by government to protect Glasgow jobs before independence vote.
Deal with department of health will keep bill for more expensive branded medicines flat for two years.
Govan and Scotstoun will not escape BAE’s planned job cuts, but both are protected from closure unlike south-coast sister.
Trust accused of sending out ‘late’ letters to Essex hospital cancer patients after allegations of records falsified by staff.
Committee criticises ‘alarmingly weak’ management and questions whether project can be delivered by 2017 deadline.
Council of Mortgage Lenders’ Nigel Terrington describes the housing subsidy as a short-term fix and says there needs to be a clear exit strategy.
Survey of a range of businesses such as transport, IT and restaurants suggest the economic recovery is strengthening.
Demonstrations in more than 400 cities were planned to coincide with Guy Fawkes Day, with Russell Brand at a London protest.
Procedure to produce figures for economic impacts contained in KPMG report was ‘essentially made up’, MPs told.
Thinktank ranks UK above average on jobs, earnings and housing in its Better Life Index – but below average on education, skills and income equality.
Home secretary says pilot scheme testing premium club class visa service part of plan to attract ‘brightest and best’ to UK.
Thinktank upgrades forecasts for this year and next – but warns economy too dependent on squeezed consumers.
Doctors were asked to torture detainees for intelligence gathering, and unethical practices continue, review concludes.
Coalition of health professionals recommends aggressive steps to eradicate the practice in the UK.
Newsnight presenter, who berated Russell Brand for never voting, admits ‘green-bench pantomime’ also stopped him once.
Commons public accounts committee calls for investigation into Prince of Wales’s estate, which generates £28.8m a year.
Labour leader to say that his cost of living policy symbolises choice between his party and Tories at next election.