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Despatch Box

Welcome to the Despatch Box web page: the programme which brings you the latest news from Westminster as well as a preview of the next day's papers.


Over the coming months we'll be keeping you up to date on the latest stories in Parliament .


So join Andrew Neil, Steve Richards and Garth Crooks Monday - Thursday 00.00 (GMT) as they tell you what has happened today and how that will be seen tomorrow.

Click here for Despatch Box in Real Video
Starts October 19th 00.00(GMT)

To put your questions to the politicians e-mail us at: despatchbox
@bbc.co.uk

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Steve Richards
Zenab Badawi has returned to BBC television after spending 10 years with ITN. She started her career in television journalism with Yorkshire TV before joining BBC Manchester in 1987, as a reporter on the BBC 2 series, "Brass Tacks." Since then she has worked as a Channel 4 News presenter and a reporter on "The World This Week." Zenab is a member of "Panel 2000", a government committee to help project Britain's image overseas, and was recently appointed to the Hansard Commission into Parliamentary Scrutiny.

Michael Dobbs
Michael Dobbs is the well-known author of the bestselling novels House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut. He has a doctorate in nuclear studies and worked as a journalist in America during the Watergate crisis. On his return to Britain Michael began working for the Conservative Party, was a personal aide to Margaret Thatcher and later became Chief of Staff of the Party and right-hand man to Norman Tebbit. He was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative party from 1994-5.

Andrew Neil
Former Editor of The Sunday Times, former presenter of The Midnight Hour and currently Managing Editor of The Scotsman group.

Steve Richards
Having developed his reputation as a BBC Political Correspondent, Steve joined the New Statesman as Political Editor in the run-up to the 1997 General Election. He also writes occasionally for The Independent and the London Evening Standard.

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