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Tories to slash benefits cap by £3k
David Cameron says the Tories will reduce the benefits cap to £23,000 within days of regaining power

Tories to slash benefits cap by £3k

A fresh squeeze on benefits will be introduced "within the first few days" of a Tory general election victory, David Cameron has promised in the latest round of campaigning ahead of May's poll.

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

Berdych stuns Nadal in three sets

Berdych stuns Nadal in three sets

Tomas Berdych ended his incredible losing streak against Rafael Nadal in brilliant style to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Business news

'Havoc' fear over taxman IT switch

'Havoc' fear over taxman IT switch

Ordinary taxpayers and the government finances could face "havoc" due to HM Revenue & Customs' complacent approach to IT systems, MPs have warned.

Technology news

WikiLeaks anger over Google warrant

WikiLeaks anger over Google warrant

Technology giant Google has revealed it handed over information on three WikiLeaks staff members to the US government, but kept it secret for nearly three years.

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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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