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MPs' salary raise, Canadian train crash investigation and nuclear submarine controversy–our pick of the morning's headlines

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A Trident submarine leaving its base on the River Clyde (Image: bodgerbrooks)

The independent watchdog tasked with policing MPs’ pay in the wake of the expenses scandal has backed a £6,500 pay raise for members. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority has put its controversial recommendations out for consultation today. It will balance the rise in basic salary with cutting £33,000 severance payments and reducing MP’s pensions and allowances.

The NHS in England must to take urgent and difficult decisions about reorganising hospital and GP care to avoid…

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