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William helps mark Malta milestone

The Duke of Cambridge waves to well-wishers after arriving for an independence day service in Malta

Malta's 50 years of independence were commemorated today by a solemn mass attended by leading national figures and the Duke of Cambridge.

Miliband hails £8 minimum wage plan

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his wife Justine at their hotel in Manchester for the Labour conference

Forcing employers to pay a minimum wage of at least £8 an hour will save the taxpayer "hundreds of millions of pounds" in welfare payments, Labour leader Ed Miliband has claimed.

PM vows to address 'unfairness'

David Cameron made his statement on devolution after the result of Scotland's independence referendum was announced

David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a "basic unfairness" in the constitution.

IS hostage's wife in freedom plea

Alan Henning was taken hostage last December in Syria

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".

PM vows to address 'unfairness'

David Cameron said the starting gun has been fired on a major programme of devolution

David Cameron has insisted his plan to link further Scottish devolution to the process of making sure only English MPs can vote on English laws was necessary to address a "basic unfairness" in the constitution.

'Multiple suspects' in Thai deaths

Hannah Witheridge, 23, was found murdered alongside David Miller on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao

Police in Thailand said they still have not "come up with the exact number of the suspects" following the brutal murders of two British tourists - but confirmed they are looking for more than one.

'Rising stress' of supply teachers

The NASUWT found that 69% of supply teachers had seriously considered leaving the teaching profession in the last year

There is "a worrying rise in stress and drop in morale" among supply teachers, the head of the UK's largest teachers' union has claimed.

£12m to help tackle Calais migrants

A joint plan between the UK and France will involve bolstering security at the port of Calais

The UK Government will provide £12 million over three years to help tackle the problem of illegal immigrants at Calais hoping to gain entry to Britain.

Miliband pledges £8 minimum wage

Labour leader Ed Miliband arrives in Manchester before the start of the Labour Party's annual conference

Ed Miliband has kick-started Labour's final conference before the general election with a pledge to hike the minimum wage to at least £8.

IS hostage's wife in freedom plea

Alan Henning was kidnapped when he travelled to Syria as an aid worker last year

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has called on "the people of the Islamic State to see it in their hearts to release my husband", describing him as a "peaceful, selfless man".

Umunna caught out on Scotland team

Chuka Umunna said he was not a Scottish MP or a member of the Scottish shadow cabinet

Shadow cabinet minister Chuka Umunna was caught out when questioned about his party's team in Scotland after only being able to identify two of Labour's senior MSPs.