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NEW LAWS PROMISED IN QUEEN'S SPEECH
An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.

FAMILY MAN DIES AT DIGNITAS CENTRE
A British father-of-three who feared he would be paralysed by an inoperable tumour dies at the Dignitas centre in Switzerland.

STAYING IN 'WILL BE YES IN EU VOTE'
Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave, the BBC understands.

NI WELFARE REFORM BILL FAILS TO PASS
Northern Ireland's controversial Welfare Reform Bill has failed to pass at Stormont after failing to win the support of nationalist parties.

IRELAND TO SELL AER LINGUS STAKE
The Irish government agrees to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways.

UMUNNA 'MAY RUN FOR LEADER ONE DAY'
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says he does not rule out one day running to lead the party - but hopes a vacancy does not arise.

TRADER ACCUSED OVER LIBOR WAS 'GREEDY'
Former City trader Tom Hayes is accused of being "dishonest and manipulative" and a "ringmaster" in his alleged attempts to rig Libor rates, a court hears.

BARRISTERS QUIT CRIMINAL CASES
Barristers in Northern Ireland withdraw from all new criminal cases requiring legal aid in protest against new rules reducing the level of payments.

UK 'WILL NOT ACCEPT MIGRANT QUOTAS'
The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.

VICTIMS OF ID THEFT 'UP BY A THIRD'
The number of people falling victim to identity theft in the UK rises by almost a third in the first three months of 2015, figures from fraud prevention agency Cifas show.

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