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Ed Miliband has said that Labour would cut tax rates for 1.5 million small businesses.
The Coalition has "shortchanged small business," he says.
Labour claims this policy will save each business at least £450.
Ed Miliband is recalling the comments made by Lord Howell about fracking in parts of the North East, which he reportedly described as "desolate and uninhabited areas".
"One casual aside dismissing one whole region of the country," Miliband says.
He says he prefers to call people living in the North East: "Friends, neighbours, heroes of our country".
Ed Miliband got a big laugh for this comment, implying that the Coalition only helps the rich:
Ed Miliband has used the slogan "Britain can do better than this" several times so far.
Ed Miliband is telling a series of anecdotes about people he has met around the country.
He is recalling the concerns of two market traders, an ambulance driver, a man who cares for his disabled wife and a scaffolder.
Ed Miliband gets a big round of applause speaking about his decision to stand up to Rupert Murdoch in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.
It was followed by another for his stand regarding military action in Syria.
Ed Miliband has opened his speech at the Labour conference with an anecdote about helping a girl who had fallen off her bike.
She reportedly said afterwards that Miliband was like an "action hero who mysterious appeared out of nowhere".
"Ella was concussed," he added as the punchline.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has just walked onto stage at the party's annual conference in Brighton. He is expected to give his speech without notes.
Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to pay for the scrapping of the so-called bedroom tax by "ending Tory tax loopholes".
In a blog post on the Labour website, he explains that he will pay for the measure by "abolishing tax loopholes for hedge funds, the billion pound black hole created with a scheme for workers to sell their rights for shares, and by tackling scams which cheat the taxpayer in construction".
More than 2,000 respondents in an ITV News/ComRes poll were asked to rate seven factors of Ed Miliband's leadership as a positive or a negative.
The top three positive factors were:
- Speaking out against News International over phone hacking - 44 percent
- Opposition to military intervention in Syria - 44 percent
- Attempts to reform the Labour Party’s relationship with trade unions - 34 percent
The top three negative factors were:
- The way he comes across on radio and TV - 42 percent
- The way he has lead the Labour party overall since 2010 - 37 percent
- Standing against his brother David for the party leadership - 30 percent
Latest ITV News reports
Ed Miliband has managed to find a style that suits him, and speaking well without notes always makes a good impression.
Miliband gave shape to the kind of government he plans to lead, arguing Labour is on the side of the working majority not the elite few.