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THE PRICE OF TEES
The independent panel on the Teesside regeneration project called for "a better settlement for taxpayers", but there's no sign yet of any steps towards that goal.

INSECURITY STRATEGY
A parliament committee is scrutinising artificial intelligence and its potential impact on elections – but too late to head off the threats at this year's poll.

BADENOCH TIDINGS
Kemi Badenoch marked the first year of the Department for Business and Trade by, er, mentioning three disastrous policy areas.

PANIC HUTTON
As many New Labour PFI schemes approach the end of their lives, ex-cabinet minister John Hutton is speaking up for the investors who own the contracts.

HOSTEL ENVIRONMENT
The Home Office insists 50 hotels used to put up asylum seekers have been now been "exited", but charities say many families are just being shunted around.

BUNCH OF CULTS
Barristers representing the victims of the Post Office Horizon IT scandal didn't hold back in their summing-up of the latest phase of the statutory inquiry.

JURY RIGGED?
The government's senior law officer is to ask the appeal court to close down the last remaining defence available to protesters facing criminal damage charges.

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