16/07/2014 11:55 BST | Updated 16/07/2014 12:59 BST

While You Were Watching #Reshuffle, Here's 11 Things You Missed

While Westminster obsessed over Michael Gove's demotion sideways move, and the Daily Mail swooned over the height of Esther McVey's blow-dry, real things happened to real people outside in the real world.

Controversial legislation was whistled through parliament, damning statistics about the bedroom tax came out and a Conservative Mayor got wasted.

Here's what you might have missed:

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