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01  mars     08h34
George Galloway’s Big Brother cat stunt and football racism row - inside controversial moments
   George Galloway’s by election win in Rochdale means the divisive politician will make a shock return as an MP the Mirror has rounded up his most controversial and bizarre moments
Will raising fines put parents off taking kids out of school? Take our poll and have your say
   From September, fines for parents who take their children out of school without permission will increase with the minimum fine per parent rising from to . Do you think this will help stamp out the problem
Damning reports unearth huge failings in UK border protection - key findings
   Former chief borders inspector David Neal warned protection of the UK’s borders is ’neither effective or efficient’ as reports were finally released by the Home Office
George Galloway shocks Rochdale by-election by returning as MP as he says ’this is for Gaza’
   Former Labour and Respect Party MP George Galloway was heckled as he gave his victory speech after winning the Rochdale by election for the Workers Party of Britain
Rwanda ’fiasco’ could end up costing 2million per person bombshell figures show
   A report by the National Audit Office uncovered a string of add on fees agreed by ministers with the Rwandan government, with Labour branding it a ’national scandal’
29  février     22h30
Angela Rayner accuses Tories of underestimating the North as she vows to turbocharge economy
   Labour’s Angela Rayner will pledge to give communities the power to make decisions on skills training, housing and planning as she speaks at the Convention of the North
Why Labour’s pledge to revolutionise rights at work is key to fixing our sick-note society’
   Paul Routledge on the alarming rise in mental health issues among to year olds, and how it’s no surprise when one in five are forced to take jobs in unstable environments
300 traumatised hospital workers go on strike over unpaid ’Covid bonus’ for risking lives
   Porters, cleaners, switchboard operators and cooks are striking over an unpaid Covid bonus that they say they are owed for risking their lives during the pandemic at hospitals in the Midlands
Miners’ Strike memories from eating squirrels to pickaxe under bed and sinister phone calls
   On the th anniversary of the mining strikes, the strikers and those branded ’scabs’ are telling their stories at the National Coal Mining Museum and revealing horrifying tales
Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty welcomes Volodymyr Zelensky’s wife Olena at No10
   Rishi Sunak’s wife Akshata Murty greeted Olena Zelenska at Downing Street following the two year anniversary since Russia launched its full scale invasion of Ukraine
Jeremy Hunt’s plan to axe cost of living help for families ’will push kids into poverty’
   MPs and peers have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to extend the Household Support Fund in next week’s Budget as it is due to come to an end next month
MPs fall silent as tearful Jess Phillips reads names of 101 women killed by men
   Labour MP Jess Phillips told the House of Commons the list of women who were killed or allegedly killed by men in the last year is ’testament to our collective failure’
Matt Hancock humiliated by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s son, 16, as Eton joke spectacularly backfires
   Matt Hancock, giving a speech at Eton College, decided to brand Sir Jacob Rees Mogg a bad politician, only to learn his son Peter was in the audience and having none of it
Michael Gove investigated by sleaze watchdog over VIP football tickets from PPE boss
   The Standards Commissioner has launched a probe into Housing Secretary Michael Gove after he admitted failing to declare Queens Park Rangers football tickets from a donor
Jeremy Hunt considers scrapping ’non dom’ tax loophole for super-rich in major U-turn
   Chancellor Jeremy Hunt had described scrapping the status as the ’wrong thing to do’ but is now desperately searching for cash to fund a general tax giveaway at the Budget next week
Tidal wave’ of pensioner poverty with almost half of over 50s terrified of retiring
   A year old pensioner told The Mirror how he was scared about the future and had been forced to take a job as a taxi driver after he was surviving on just a month
28  février     23h15
Jeremy Hunt’s Budget next week will be the Tories’ final fiasco’
   Under Tories, growth has stalled, wages have stagnated, the tax burden is at its highest level for years and the national debt is getting close to a post Second World War high
Towns with most cold homes revealed as Labour vows to cut energy bills - check your area
   Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has pledged families would save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills under Labour’s plan to insulate five million homes across the country
Met Police assess Tory MP Lee Anderson’s Sadiq Khan comments after hate speech claims
   The Metropolitan Police have said that they are assessing a report of hate speech made on February against Lee Anderson who accused the mayor of London of being controlled by Islamists
Rishi Sunak’s Tories ’have broken windows, kicked door down and burnt house down’
   Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said that Labour would face the worst inheritance any incoming government has ever had since the Second World War if they won the next election
Ellie Goulding, Imelda Staunton and David Gandy call on political leaders to end homelessness
   In an open letter to Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer the celebrities demand action at the election as they warn hundreds of thousands of people are being failed by a ’broken’ housing system
Pensioner forced to return to work after being left with 6 a month to live on
   Rob Trewhella, , says all the money he gets through his State Pension is spent on his rent, council tax and electricity forcing him to take a job as a taxi driver to survive
Major Tory donor accused of perjury, criminal harassment and bribery by Conservative MP
   Former Cabinet Minister David Davis used the protections of Parliamentary privilege, which protects MPs from being sued for defamation in most cases, to make the allegations against the multi millionaire Mohamed Amersi in the Commons
What the voters in Rochdale really think ahead of chaotic by-election polling day
   The Rochdale by election will be among the most contentious in history, with Azhar Ali, George Galloway and Simon Danczuk hoping to become the next MP after Sir Tony Lloyd’s death
All the times Rishi Sunak failed to take action against Tory MPs despite his integrity boast
   Rishi Sunak said he ’acts on his principles’ in punishing bad behaviour but the Mirror has taken a look at all the times he has failed to act during his time as PM