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Rutland and Melton MP stands down at 'own request'

The MP for Rutland and Melton is standing down at his own request Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

The Rutland & Melton MP Alan Duncan has released a statement to say he is standing down from the government as his own request.

He said: "I have been privileged to spend four years as Minister for International Development, which has been one of the most fulfilling responsibilities I have assumed in my life.

"I am proud to have contributed to Britain's role in the world, but am now looking forward to weighing in behind the government's domestic efforts to restore the UK's economic fortunes."


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Nicky Morgan and Liz Truss arrive at Number 10

Women's minister Nicky Morgan has been tipped for promotion. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

Women's minister Nicky Morgan has arrived at Downing Street, tipped to be one of the new female faces of the Cabinet reshuffle.

Schools minister Liz Truss was the second female MP to arrive at Number 10 this morning.

David Cameron is expected to promote a raft of women and younger MPs in his pre-election re-organisation.

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Cameron confirms Hague's new role in Cabinet

David Cameron has confirmed outgoing Foreign Secretary William Hague's new role as Leader of the House of Commons as the Prime Minister sets about announcing his Cabinet changes on Twitter.

Mr Cameron also paid further tribute to Tory veteran Ken Clarke who leaves his post as Minister Without Portfolio.


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Ronaldo should be first name in England team, PM told

David Cameron was given a surprising answer when he asked children at the National Football Centre which footballer should be the first name on England's World Cup team sheet.

The group of youngsters at the FA centre in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, answered Ronaldo - who plays for Portugal.

ITV News Correspondent Richard Pallot tweeted from the FA centre:

Shopkeeper's selfie as Cameron pops in for ice cream

A shopkeeper in Nottingham had a very surprise customer recently, reports the Nottingham Post, when Prime Minister David Cameron stopped off at his petrol station,

Krunal Barot was behind the till at the LMP Service Station at Stragglethrope Crossroads in Cropwell Bishop, when the Prime Minister popped in for an ice cream. Mr Barot told the Post he couldn't believe his eyes, but did find the time to get a selfie with Mr Cameron..

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