Members of the Armed Forces to travel free on Underground

The London mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed that members of the Armed Forces will be able to travel free on the Underground in London when in uniform.

Speaking at a rally on the fringes of the Tory conference, he said it was a token of thanks, but would also help to "bring down crime on our public services".

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Osborne's £10bn benefits cut

The Government is to press ahead with plans to slash an extra £10 billion from the welfare budget by 2016-17, the Chancellor has said in his speech to the Conservative party conference.