Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has denied his flagship welfare reform programme is a "debacle" despite admitting that more than £40 million spent on IT for the project had been written off.
England's Ashes cricket heroes return to their hotel
England's Ashes heroes arrive back at their hotel at 7.30pm local time after spending the day at the Sydney Cricket Ground celebrating their Ashes triumph. Captain Andrew Strauss said he would be spending the night having "a couple of beers". Monty Pansesar gave Winston Churchill's "V for Victory" sign. Kevin Pietersen was the first off the team bus, saying he was, "Good, mate." Asked what he was going to do that evening, Matt Prior said: "Everything!" Also arriving back were Graeme Swann, Matt Prior and Chris Tremlett.