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Miliband quiet on borrowing

Ed Miliband has refused to be drawn on how his party would pay for measures to alleviate what he calls the "cost of living crisis". Labour has announced policies to force large firms to train more British apprentices and pay the minimum wage.

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Miliband's wife steps into spotlight at conference

The wife of Labour leader Ed Miliband, Justine, spoke at a fringe meeting. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Ed Miliband's wife has told of how she fell in love with her future husband while helping him move chairs around a Doncaster hall.

The mother-of-two also told Young Labour members she is willing to help them in the run-up to the 2015 General Election before joking: "After all you now know I can door-knock, I can move chairs although I guess falling in love at the same time probably gave it a bit of a different dimension."

Miliband's wife Justine added she wanted to speak at the fringe meeting so people know she is "more than a dress" as she pre-empted the potential media coverage of her outfit during her husband's speech on Tuesday.

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