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Conservatives keep up pressure on 'English votes for English laws'

While the Labour leadership debated the economy today, the Conservative party continued to push English MPs voting on English laws. William Hague said any party that did not link such reforms to more powers for Scotland could pay at the General Election. ITV News Deputy Political Editor, Chris Ship, reports:


Labour to pledge mansion tax to fund extra NHS spending

Ed Miliband will announce tomorrow that the proceeds of a mansion tax on wealthy homeowners will help fund higher NHS spending if Labour win next year's general election.

The Labour leader's conference speech is expected to talk about building a world class country without big spending.

It is thought the proposed tax would apply to properties worth over £2m. ITV News' Political Editor Tom Bradby reports from Manchester.

Nations call for immediate ceasefire in Libya

Demonstrators in Tripoli call for the removal of the new Libyan parliament based in the eastern city of Tobruk. Credit: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

A call for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in Libya has been made for the country that has been torn apart by rival factions jockeying for power.

A group of 13 countries, the European Union and the United Nations issued the communique on the sidelines of this week's annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York.

The signatories included Algeria, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

"We call on all parties to accept an immediate, comprehensive ceasefire and engage constructively in a peaceful political dialogue to resolve the ongoing crisis, abstaining from confrontational acts that risk undermining it," the communique stated, adding: "we reject any outside interference in Libya".


Mick Cash named new RMT general secretary

Mick Cash has been elected as the new head of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), succeeding Bob Crow.

Mick Cash Credit: Twitter/ Mick Cash

The 54-year-old beat four rivals in a ballot to become the new general secretary.

Mr Cash, who has been a member of the RMT and its predecessor National Union of Railwaymen for 35 years, stood in as acting general secretary after Mr Crow died in March.

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YouTube star Alfie Deyes describes 'insane' real life success

Video blogging star Alfie Deyes says it is "insane" that 8,000 people turned up on Saturday for his 'The Pointless Book' signing event in London.

Deyes was besieged by fans as he launched the book to accompany his YouTube channel where he posts videos about every day issues.

Speaking to ITV London the 21-year-old vlogger who has over three million subscribers to his Pointless blog and 1.2 million Twitter followers says he thinks his success is down to the fact that he is just "normal".

White House intruder 'had more than 800 rounds of ammunition'

The man who scaled the fence and ran into the White House last week had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had previously been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map marking the executive mansion, a federal prosecutor said on Monday.

Omar Gonzalez, 42, was also stopped, but not arrested in August walking by the White House with a hatchet, the US Attorney's office said in Washington. Gonzalez is accused of scaling the fence on Friday night and entering the White House, sparking a partial evacuation of the presidential building.

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