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Benefits cap plan 'fairness issue'
David Cameron says the Tories will reduce the benefits cap to £23,000 within days of regaining power

Benefits cap plan 'fairness issue'

David Cameron has said Tory plans for a fresh squeeze on benefits if he regains power at the general election in May are a "basic issue of fairness".

World news

US braced for blizzard battering

US braced for blizzard battering

US cities from Boston to New York and Philadelphia are shutting down against a monster storm that could unload up to three feet of snow on a region of more than 35 million people.

Sport news

Nadal offers no excuses after loss

Nadal offers no excuses after loss

Rafael Nadal refused to make any excuses after his record-equalling winning streak over Tomas Berdych came to a comprehensive end in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Business news

Airline stocks boost FTSE 100

Airline stocks boost FTSE 100

Airline stocks kept the FTSE 100 Index on track today after a strong session for shares in International Airlines Group and low-cost rival easyJet.

Technology news

Apple set to beat expectations

Apple set to beat expectations

Apple will exceed expectations when it announces its quarterly results for the final three months of 2014 tomorrow, according to industry analysts.

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Foy 'emotional' over death scene

Foy 'emotional' over death scene

Wolf Hall star Claire Foy has told how - unlike her alter-ego Anne Boleyn - she had to work hard to hold her emotions in check while filming her character's death scene.

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