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Benefits could be frozen to save £10bn
The Chancellor is said to be looking at ways to prevent the cost of funding benefits from rising

''Take £25/wk off offenders on benefits''
Labour agrees with the government – people should pay for their crimes, even if they are on state benefits

State pension rise for women is put back
The rise to 66 by 2020 will be delayed by six months from April to October 2020 to help 330,000 women

Low-paid parents to get £300m extra childcare support in 2013
Iain Duncan Smith says that from 2013 the minimum working hours limit for childcare support will be scrapped

Casey and Pickles chosen to ''turn around'' troubled families
The Communities and Local Government Secretary will work alongside victims' commissioner Louise Casey


We have to listen to the word on the street
We are living in a society that has become gutless and immoral, led by government that has no vision for young people, says Sheldon Thomas. Politicians have been wasting time – he asks why did it take the looting of shops to open their eyes?

Cameron''It's going to be tough but I'm optimistic''
Let's turn this time of challenge into a time of opportunity, the Prime Minister David Cameron told the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. Here's his full speech

The inner-city is not just a's a state of mind
Under the previous government, people were only valued in terms of how much they were worth, Iain Duncan Smith told the Tory Party conference in his speech entitled 'Restoring fairness to the welfare system'