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Labour announces plans to increase paternity leave

The Labour leader and Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband has today announced plans to increase paternity leave and pay should his party come to power in May's election. The proposals though have been met with criticism from small businesses, who say it would only add to the financial burden many are already facing. But Mr Miliband has defended his plans. insisting the changes are necessary. Here's Martin Fisher


Miliband sorry for Rotherham but not concerned about UKIP rise

Today the Labour leader Ed Miliband apologised for the abuse that happened in Rotherham on his party's watch

He said "The Labour Party let people down."

But he insisted he is not concerned about UKIP taking Labour votes, as they prepare to take the fight to Labour this week by hosting their conference in Ed Miliband's home town of Doncaster.

Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand spoke to Mr Miliband as his party wrap up their own conference in Manchester:

Labour promise more powers to regions

Labour has promised to give more powers to cities outside London, to help close the north-south divide. In a speech today,

Ed Miliband said he'd give councils extra money to make their own decisions on issues such as transport and housing.

The Labour party have also said today that they'd bring back regional ministers to champion areas like Yorkshire and Lincolnshire within the government. The Tories are asking how Labour would pay for it, but Mr. Miliband says he's committed to making changes.


Veteran MP to stand down

George Mudie MP Credit: ITV Yorkshire

*Veteran Labour MP George Mudie is *to stand down at the next general election. The 68-year-old has represented Leeds East since 1992, when he took over from former Labour Chancellor Denis Healey.

Scottish-born Mr Mudie was leader of Leeds City Council for a decade before entering Parliament.

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