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05/11/2013 03:22 GMT | Updated 05/11/2013 03:31 GMT

Morning Headlines Miliband, Immigration, Plebgate, Burkas And Payday Loans,

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MILIBAND IN CHALLENGE TO COALITION

Ed Miliband is to step up his attack on David Cameron over living standards, accusing the coalition Government of "shrugging their shoulders" about low wages and rising prices.

EXPERTS SLAM NET MIGRATION TARGET

The Government's target to cut net migration to the UK to the tens of thousands by 2015 is "neither a useful tool nor a measure of policy effectiveness", a group of academics has warned.

IMMIGRANTS' £25bn BOOST FOR TAXMAN

Immigrants to the UK in the last decade contributed £25 billion more in tax than they received in benefits and were less likely to claim handouts or live in social housing than people already living in Britain, a report has found.

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PLEBGATE OFFICERS DUE BEFORE MPs

Two police officers caught up in the so-called plebgate row face a public scolding today as they are hauled before MPs to apologise for giving "misleading" evidence.

MPs TO GRILL PAYDAY LOAN FIRMS

MPs will grill payday loan companies today as part of a Government crackdown on the short-term lending sector.

BURKA FUGITIVE IN TAG TAMPER PROBE

A terror suspect who disguised himself as a woman to escape surveillance is believed to have been cleared of tampering with his electronic monitoring tag on the day he went missing.

MPs URGE ROYAL TAX PROBE

The Treasury has been urged to investigate whether the Prince of Wales's estate has an "unfair advantage" over commercial rivals because it is exempt from costly business taxes.

BLUNKETT CALLS FOR SPY LAWS REVIEW

Britain's intelligence laws should be reviewed in the wake of the eavesdropping row, former home secretary David Blunkett has said.

MPs 'SHOULD GET ETHICS TRAINING'

MPs and peers should be given "ethics training" to help them avoid abusing their positions, according to a sleaze watchdog.

'BENEFIT CAP' CHALLENGE CONSIDERED

Lone mothers and their children will learn the outcome of their legal challenge to the Government's flagship "benefit cap" policy today.