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27/11/2013 02:32 GMT | Updated 27/11/2013 02:34 GMT

Morning Headlines, Wednesday November 27

Sunrise in central London
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Sunrise in central London

PM pledges action on EU benefits

David Cameron has pledged to stop new arrivals from the EU getting out-of-work benefits for three months as he seeks to allay fears over easing controls on Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants.

Nigella assistants face fraud trial

Two sisters who acted as personal assistants to Nigella Lawson and her former husband Charles Saatchi will stand trial today accused of using a credit card given to them by the celebrity couple to buy things for themselves.

'Plebgate' pair set for showdown

Andrew Mitchell is heading for a dramatic court showdown after the policeman at the heart of the Plebgate affair insisted he is ready to swear on oath that the ex-Cabinet minister called him a "pleb".

William sings with rock royalty

The Duke of Cambridge let his heir down at a charity event as he came face-to face with rock royalty Jon Bon Jovi and pop star Taylor Swift - and performed an impromptu rendition of Living On A Prayer.

NHS 'friends' can help older people

Health officials are calling for an army of good samaritans to care for the nation's elderly this winter.

NHS England wants 100,000 people to sign a pledge saying they will look in on an elderly friend or neighbour over the

Royal Mail sale grilling for Cable

The Government's controversial privatisation of Royal Mail will come under renewed scrutiny today when the Business Secretary will be quizzed again by MPs and the company will publish new financial results.

Dozens die as migrant boat capsizes

A boat passing through the southern Bahamas islands with about 150 Haitian migrants on board capsized after running aground, killing up to 30 people and leaving the rest clinging to the vessel for hours.

China monitored US bomber flights

China says it monitored two unarmed US bombers that flew over the East China Sea just days after Beijing declared it was asserting greater military control over the area.

Merkel reaches deal on new coaltion

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Germany's main centre-left party have reached a deal to form a new government, more than two months after the country's elections.