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Greening Justine6.45pm ToryDiary: Philip Hammond is new Defence Secretary. Justine Greening is new Transport Secretary

6.30pm WATCH: Cameron: Fox "did a good job at the MoD … offering good leadership to that department"

LIAM FOX RESIGNS AS DEFENCE SECRETARY

  • LIAM FOX HAS RESIGNED - ToryDiary (INCLUDING THREE QUICK OBSERVATIONS and TEXTS OF LETTERS BETWEEN CAMERON AND FOX)
  • Liam Fox resigns - Telegraph I BBC I Guardian I Independent I Daily Mail
  • In his resignation letter Fox says he "mistakenly allowed the distinction between my personal interest and my government activities to become blurred"
  • Resignation letter in full - Channel 4 News
  • Cameron's response in full to Fox's resignation - Politics.co.uk
  • Patrick Mercer tells Sky: "I'm very sad to see him go, this was a trial by media. Phillip Hammond is a very capable man but not a name I've heard connected to the role. However I can think of few safer and more trusted hands than his."
  • Peter Bone says on the BBC "it's typical of Liam to put the country first" in resigning. "I think it was largely a media-driven [story]. I didn't see the hanging offence, I'm afraid," 
  • 'Fall of a favourite of the Tory right' - Guardian
  • More reactions to Fox's resignation - Telegraph
  • James Forsyth: 'Fox unlikely to cause trouble for Cameron' - Spectator
  • 'Out-foxed' - Sun
  • 'Fox bows to pressure and resigns' - FT
  • The rise and fall of Liam Fox - Times (£)
  • Fox's resignation brings unwanted reshuffle - Independent
  • The runners and riders to replace Fox - Guido Fawkes
  • New Statesman says Phillip Hammond is heavily tipped to become Fox's replacement - New Statesman

STORIES PRIOR TO FOX'S RESIGNATION

  • Adam Werritty quizzed for a second time over links to Fox - Independent
  • Tory donor links to Adam Werritty increase pressure on Liam Fox - Telegraph
  • Cameron concerned by Fox donor claims - AFP
  • 'Fox had an American 'adviser' too: US defence lobbyist boasts that he worked with Minister and his charity' - Daily Mail
  • Werritty "funded by private intelligence firm" - BBC
  • Nick Robinson: 'Liam Fox: Why he might go' - BBC

OLIVER LETWIN

  • Letwin investigated for binning sensitive documents and letters - Telegraph I Guardian
  • Letwin faces security probe - FT I Daily Mail
  • Cameron's woes fuelled by Letwin's rubbish gaffe - Reuters
  • Ed Miliband describes Letwin's behaviour as "worrying" and "strange behaviour" - Telegraph I Mirror
  • Check out British park bins for secret documents - euronews
  • Michael White: 'Letwin and the bin – it's more funny than serious' - Guardian
  • Steve Doughty: 'The strange ways of planet Letwin' - Daily Mail
  • George Eaton: 'Oliver Letwin's biggest gaffes' - New Statesman

OTHER TORY & POLITICAL NEWS

  • Iain Duncan Smith accused of "losing his cool" in housing benefit outburst - Guardian
  • Toby YOung: 'It's official – Labour now supports Free Schools' - Telegraph
  • Cameron signs up to LinkedIn (but says he's not looking for another job) - Daily Mail
  • Tony Blair had a fling with Margaret Thatcher according to new Channel 4 satire - Metro I Huffington Post
  • Thatcher invented soft-scoop ice cream - Daily Mail

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