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Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.


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Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.

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UK scientists are to get a £200m icebreaker, which will be one of the biggest, most capable polar research vessels in the world.

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