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Iain Duncan Smith thinks he can cure disabled people as if by magic

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Thousands of people with degenerative conditions such as MS and Parkinsons are being deemed able to work soon by DWP assessments that are as cruel as they are incompetentIain Duncan Smith is Jesus Christ. For anyone who missed the Second Coming, it happened at around mid-morning on Thursday when it became apparent that the secretary of state for work and pensions has started to cure the disabled and chronically sick.I mean, he hasnt actually cured anyone yet. But I assume ... more

Ten things we learned this week

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From the hole in Tescos profits and the Ukip Calypso to Renée Zellwegers face a roundup of the weeks news Continue reading...

Boy, 12, among 11 arrested over assault of woman in Liverpool

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Merseyside police appeal for witnesses after 43-year-old woman from Anfield is sexually assaulted in her homeA 12-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl are among 11 suspected sex attackers arrested over an assault on a woman in Liverpool.The 43-year-old was sexually assaulted in her flat in Anfield on 24 September, and on Friday Merseyside police made the first widespread public appeal for help. Continue reading...

Mercury nominees 2014: Polar Bear

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The previous nominees trail a host of jazz-world accolades, but have marshalled influences including hip-hop and electronica for their latest tilt at the awardWho? Seb Rochford, Pete Wareham, Mark Lockheart, Tom Herbert and Leafcutter John are the British two-sax group, who waited four years to release the follow-up to their fourth album, Peepers. Incorporating more electronica into their sound with this album, not to mention industrial and even the odd hip-hop beat, their music is rooted in jazz but not ... more

Paul Lambert: Aston Villa could sign Tom Cleverley on a permanent basis

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Midfielder impressing Lambert on loan from Manchester United The option is there, but we still have a couple of monthsAston Villas manager Paul Lambert has announced that the club have an option to sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United on a permanent basis in January.The midfielder is on loan from Louis van Gaals side at present and Lambert has been impressed with him since his summer arrival. Continue reading...