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General Election 2015: Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind as he casts a line to the disaffected of Grimsby
As the venue for Nigel Farage’s big election speech in Grimsby, the Victorian town hall was a good choice. Described in Pevsner’s Buildings of England as “both opulent and restrained”, it dates from the early 1860s when the town was rapidly rising to a dominance as the country’s premier fishing port, which it would sustain for most of the next century.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 20:16:51 +0100)

Police launch search for missing Essex schoolgirls Sammy Clarke and Siobhan Clarke
Police have launched an “extensive” search for two schoolgirls who went missing after arranging to meet a man two days ago.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 20:08:58 +0100)

General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
A 14-year-old boy just asked Nick Clegg the best question of the campaign: can you kill Katy Hopkins?
(Mon, 04 May 2015 14:09:11 +0100)

CDC urges against unprotected sex with Ebola survivors
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a federal public health agency in the USA, has warned people to avoid unprotected sex with Ebola survivors, after discovering that the disease can remain in semen for much longer than previously thought.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 14:00:55 +0100)

Man arrested as missing Essex schoolgirls Sammy Clarke and Siobhan Clarke found
A 22-year-old man has been arrested after two missing schoolgirls were found by Essex police.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 13:10:16 +0100)

Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
Russell Brand has declared the importance of voting, having spent a long time dismissing the democratic process in Britain.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 12:47:12 +0100)

Nick Clegg says the Tories are telling 'big, fat fibs' about being able to win a majority
The Conservatives privately admit they cannot win a majority at the general election, Nick Clegg has said.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 12:11:55 +0100)

Number of homes becoming warmer and cheaper to heat drops by more than two-thirds, official figures say
The number of homes becoming warmer and cheaper to heat dropped by more than two-thirds during the last Parliament, according to official figures. The annual number of households benefiting from cavity wall insulation and loft insulation – which can save £160 and £140 each on annual bills - fell from 2.1 million in 2009/10, to just 700,000 in 2013/14 – a drop of 67 per cent.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 12:10:33 +0100)

Royal baby: The newborn migrant we should have been talking about this weekend
The news for the past three days has been dominated by the latest addition to the Royal Family.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 12:08:40 +0100)

Government making millions from "double taxation", says AA
The UK's drivers are losing millions of pounds a year due to confusion over the new car tax system, the AA has claimed - but the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has disputed their figure.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 11:45:58 +0100)

West Midlands Police release video showing pickpockets target five people in ten minutes - video
West Midlands Police have released a video that shows a group of thieves targeting five people in just under ten minutes as part of a campaign to raise awareness against the threat of pickpockets.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 11:29:15 +0100)

Amazon’s minimum spend doubled: customers must now spend £20 to get free delivery
Amazon has doubled the money that customers must spend to have their items delivered for free, requiring them to spend £20 to qualify for “super saver delivery”.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 11:15:13 +0100)

The SNP winning every seat in Scotland would not be a mandate for another independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon says
The SNP would not consider victory in every single Scottish seat at the general election a mandate to hold another independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 10:45:54 +0100)

Ed Miliband's stone monolith is unlikely to get planning permission, Westminster's planning chief says
Ed Miliband’s plan to erect an 8ft stone monument to Labour’s manifesto in the Downing Street garden is unlikely to get planning permission, Westminster’s planning chief has indicated.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 10:36:29 +0100)

Steve Coogan comes out in support of Labour in 'knife-edge' General Election
Steve Coogan has backed the Labour party in the General Election, saying that another Conservative-led government would mean "more cuts, more privatisation and the dismantling of the NHS."
(Mon, 04 May 2015 09:39:51 +0100)

#NotGuilty: Second Oxford student writes of brutal rape by two men who then threw her in a bin as part of campaign against victim blaming
An Oxford student who was brutally tied up, beaten, raped and then thrown in a bin by two her two assailants has written of the violent attack she was subjected to as part of the #NotGuilty campaign started by student Ione Wells.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 09:09:37 +0100)

Royal baby girl: Russian newspaper claims the princess must have been born days earlier
A Russian newspaper has claimed that the royal baby was born several days before the birth was officially announced.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 08:53:47 +0100)

General election live: Russell Brand endorses Labour (except in Scotland and Brighton)
Russell Brand has called on people to vote Labour to keep the Tories out - unless they live in Brighton or Scotland.In a new video the radical comedian released more footage of his interview with Labour leader Ed Miliband, which had been held back from the original release.He said he agreed with a lot of what Mr Miliband said, and told his followers:"My view is this: If you're Scottish you don't need an English person telling you what to do, you know what to do. If you live in Brighton, I think it would be a travesty if we lost the voice of Caroline Lucas in Westminster out of government in this country. But anywhere else? You've gotta vote Labour, you've got to get the Conservative party out of this country."In other politics news today:• Tories could raise tuition fees past £9,000 - Hague• SNP would vote for PR for Westminster elections• Tories preparing for minority government• Sturgeon says she's prepared to vote down Labour budget• Westminster could block Miliband's monolith
(Mon, 04 May 2015 08:29:34 +0100)

The Tories could raise student tuition fees again past £9,000 a year, William Hague indicates
The Conservatives could raise tuition fees again past £9,000 a year if they return to government after the election, William Hague has indicated.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 08:11:57 +0100)

The SNP would vote to introduce proportional representation at Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon confirms
The SNP would vote to introduce proportional representation for Westminster elections, Nicola Surgeon has confirmed.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 07:43:33 +0100)

Two die in light aircraft crash near Dundee
Two men have died after a light aircraft crashed in Perthshire on its way to Dundee airport, Police Scotland have confirmed.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 07:42:55 +0100)

General Election 2015: David Cameron may attempt to form minority Tory government
David Cameron might attempt to form a minority Conservative government after the election even if he failed to secure a coalition agreement or a majority of MPs in the House of Commons, it has emerged.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 06:00:00 +0100)

Robert Gurling: Police manhunt after father abducts three-year-old son from foster parents
A massive manhunt is under way after a father abducted his three-year-old son from foster parents.
(Mon, 04 May 2015 00:10:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: SNP would vote down a Labour budget, says Nicola Sturgeon
The SNP will vote down a future Labour government’s Budget if it holds the balance of power at Westminster, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 21:36:12 +0100)

General Election 2015: What happens after the election?
1. Labour “confidence and supply” government
(Sun, 03 May 2015 20:25:21 +0100)

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg to be tackled over Living Wage plans
Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg will be urged by religious and business leaders to ensure every UK worker earns at least the Living Wage.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 20:07:19 +0100)

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez: Everything’s on the menu, says Nick Clegg's wife – except politics
International trade lawyer, wife of the deputy prime minister, mother to three boys, mentor to a quarter-of-a-million teenage girls, and now cook, food blogger, gardener and chocolate-maker: in the final stages of election campaigning Miriam Gonzalez Durantez has revealed so many strings to her bow that she can be heard from Glasgow down to Mid Wales, supporting the Liberal Democrat candidate for Montgomeryshire, Jane Dodds.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 20:02:52 +0100)

The Media Column: On election night who will win the battle of the airwaves?
“Did you stay up for Danny Alexander?” The sight of a leading politician being delivered a public P45 by voters is traditionally one of the rewards for bleary-eyed viewers glued to the election night results into the early hours.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 19:51:50 +0100)

Probation service 'staffing crisis' leaves public at risk from violent criminals
A “staffing crisis” in the probation service due to cuts and reforms is leaving the public at danger from violent criminals – with women who have suffered from domestic violence among the most vulnerable, unions and campaigners have warned.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 19:45:47 +0100)

The royal birth one day on: how the world has reacted to the news of the new baby princess
Well-wishers rejoiced yesterday, as the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl, who became the fourth in line to the British throne.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 18:18:49 +0100)

Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power
It took God six days to create the world, but only five days for GOD to oversee creation of the last government. Now he has retired as Cabinet Secretary, Britain’s top civil servant, how long does Lord [Gus] O’Donnell – known in the corridors of power by his initials and for getting things done under four very different prime ministers – think it will take this time?
(Sun, 03 May 2015 18:04:21 +0100)

A third of Catholics would go green if Pope Francis makes statement on climate change
A third of Catholics say they will make their lifestyle greener if Pope Francis makes an official statement on climate change, ahead of a significant publication from the Vatican on the environment.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 17:53:15 +0100)

General Election 2015 explained: Seats
Definitions
(Sun, 03 May 2015 17:25:32 +0100)

Royal baby girl born: The souvenirs available to commemorate the birth of the new Princess of Cambridge – at a price
As the world welcomes the newest member of the Royal family, the Princess of Cambridge, the souvenirs to mark her birth have already been released – at a special, commemorative price.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 17:24:44 +0100)

General Election 2015 quiz: Round Two - How much do you know about past elections?
1. In 1997, who was “the man in the white suit”?
(Sun, 03 May 2015 17:19:51 +0100)

Britain may be forced to ration the internet, expert warns, as web use could consume 100% of nation's power supply by 2035
Britain could be forced to introduce internet rationing, after an expert warned it could consume the country’s entire power supply within 20 years.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 17:04:25 +0100)

Two men arrested following the 'unexplained' death of a man at the Dorchester Hotel in London
A police investigation is underway and two men have been arrested, after the body of a man was found in one of the rooms at the Dorchester Hotel.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 17:04:02 +0100)

General Election 2015 quiz: Round One - How much do you know about the current election?
1. Who was Natalie Bennett being interviewed by when she had her “brain fade”?
(Sun, 03 May 2015 16:27:49 +0100)

Missing plane near Dundee: Massive search operation finds crashed light aircraft after contact lost
A light aircraft that went missing after it was due to land at Dundee Airport has been found crashed following a major search on Tayside.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 16:17:04 +0100)

Man dies in hospital after being restrained by police, following reports of a disturbance in Devon
A man has died in hospital following attempts by police to restrain him outside a bar in Devon, following reports of a disturbance.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 16:15:03 +0100)

Tory activist asked to step down after Labour candidate Rupa Huq is 'manhandled' while questioning Boris Johnson on the campaign trail
Labour supporters have condemned Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party after claims that their candidate for Ealing Central and Acton was "manhandled" by a Tory activist.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 14:53:16 +0100)

Gender neutral honorific Mx 'to be included' in the Oxford English Dictionary alongside Mr, Ms and Mrs and Miss
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is considering adding the gender neutral honorific ‘Mx’, to be included alongside Mr, Mrs, Ms or Miss, to represent transgender people and those who do not wish to identify their gender, for the first time.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 14:45:30 +0100)

Nick Clegg hints that pro-EU Lib Dems would accept Conservative demands for a referendum
Nick Clegg has hinted that he would be willing to support an in/out referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU in order to reach agreement on another Coalition with the Conservatives.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 14:37:23 +0100)

Rolf Harris' daughter Bindi Nicholls backs change.org petition to prove his innocence: 'He is a sweet, honest man'
Bindi Nicholls has signed a petition calling for a judicial review into the “biased” trial of her father Rolf Harris.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 14:20:05 +0100)

General Election 2015: Leading voices from the UK arts scene have their say
Lee Hall, playwright and screenwriter (Billy Elliot)
(Sun, 03 May 2015 14:14:44 +0100)

Chauffeur jailed over 'amateurish' attempt to blackmail the Qatar royal family for £600,000
A chauffeur who tried to blackmail the Qatar royal family for £600,000 after finding private photos left in the back of his car has been jailed for four and a half years.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 13:52:16 +0100)

General Election 2015: Together, politics and culture protect the UK from deadly intolerance
Last week I got a shocking and frightening phone call. A woman like myself, Sabeen Mahmud, who ran an arts centre in Karachi that I visited last month, had been shot five times by extremists for presenting a challenging talks programme about modern Pakistan. She died instantly.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 13:34:46 +0100)

Nigel Farage blames celebrity culture for the 'worst general election campaign in history'
Ukip leader, Nigel Farage, has complained that the cult of celebrity is affecting the election and detracting from the serious issues facing the electorate.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 12:36:48 +0100)

Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
A British grandmother who is set to be executed for drug smuggling in Indonesia has said she will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces the firing squad.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 12:13:39 +0100)

Teenage girl dies and three people injured after speedboat capsizes in Brixham
An investigation has been launched after a teenager died and three people were injured when a speedboat capsized in the Devon fishing port of Brixham.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 11:18:15 +0100)

Ed Miliband unveils stone carved with Labour pledges to be placed at Downing St if he wins
Ed Miliband has unveiled a giant stone slab inscribed with Labour’s six election pledges – and vowed to have it installed at Downing Street if his party wins the general election.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 10:41:38 +0100)

Royal baby name: Surge of bets on Charlotte leave bookies possibly facing £1 million payout
There has been a last minute flurry of bets on Charlotte as the most likely name for the new princess, leaving bookies potentially facing a seven-figure payout to punters
(Sun, 03 May 2015 09:46:14 +0100)

Royal baby live: No name today, palace sources say, as Princess of Cambridge receives visits
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new royal baby have received visits from grandparents on their first full day at home at Kensington Palace.But with bookmakers, punters and novelty merchandise manufacturers waiting with baited breath for royal naming, palace sources have confirmed that there will be no more news on that front today.In other developments:• The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl yesterday after she went into labour on Saturday morning• Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen• UK landmarks turn pink to celebrate the birth of the princess• Charlotte, Alice and Olivia are bookies favourites for the new baby's name• Princess could bring in £1bn for British economy• Both mother and child are said to be "doing well" after spending their first night at home
(Sun, 03 May 2015 09:11:45 +0100)

Royal baby born: Duchess of Cambridge and daughter 'doing well' as princess spends first night at home
Mother and baby were said to be "doing well" as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their first night with their new daughter at Kensington Palace
(Sun, 03 May 2015 08:37:25 +0100)

The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
In the summer of 1846, a political pamphlet bearing the ominous signature "Satan" swept across Europe, telling a story which, though lurid and improbable, left a mark that can be seen to this day.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 06:00:00 +0100)

Profit motive is ‘ripping through the NHS’, Andy Burnham warns
The UK’s first privately run NHS hospital more than doubled its income from patients paying for an enhanced service, new figures have revealed.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: House of Lords could swell to nearly 1,000 if Labour wins
There could be two-and-a-half ennobled bottoms for every seat in the House of Lords following the general election this week, strengthening the case for an overhaul of the unelected second chamber.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Most patients turning down the chance of free private treatment on the NHS, says research
Most patients are turning down the chance of free private treatment on the NHS, according to research released. Government statistics, obtained in response to a Freedom of Information request, reveal that where people are offered the choice of going private, 64 per cent decide not to.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: British MEPs may be in breach of EU rules over party campaigning
The EU says it will investigate suggestions that assistants employed by British MEPs may be breaching European rules governing their participation in the general election, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: Tactical voting ‘could thwart SNP’
With polls suggesting that Nicola Sturgeon’s nationalists could make a clean sweep of all 59 Scottish seats this Thursday, tactical voting (TV) by supporters of the main pro-Union parties could save the skins of some of the country’s best-known politicians.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Nick Clegg: I won’t gamble my party on a deal with the Tories
Nick Clegg stepped back from a second coalition with the Conservatives, saying he would refuse to sacrifice the unity of his party and threaten a “disastrous” split for the sake of another five-year deal with David Cameron.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

UK skin cancer statistics 'shocking' as sun-worshippers ignore the dangers of exposure
An overwhelming majority of Britons worry about skin cancer, but millions continue to put themselves at risk by allowing themselves to be burned by the sun, according to health campaigners.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband brands David Cameron ‘a risk’ to the country
Ed Miliband has focused on five years of falling living standards at a final election rally in London.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Pigeon fanciers and the RSPB wage battle in the skies over threat posed by birds of prey
Conservationists have reacted with dismay to the call from pigeon fanciers to be granted powers to trap and relocate protected species of birds of prey.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: We delivered on international aid, the environment and fighting poverty says David Cameron
David Cameron makes a pitch to centre-ground voters today by claiming his government has delivered on international aid, the environment and fighting poverty.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Two out of three schools struggling to fill senior teaching posts, says new report
Two out of three schools are struggling to fill senior teaching posts, according to a new survey.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

London art exhibition features portrait of Iraqi migrant shot dead in Iraq after being refused UK asylum
When curators installing a London exhibition about migrants hung a portrait of a Kurdish grandfather they found a chilling message written on the back of the drawing. It revealed that the subject of the picture had been shot dead in Iraq three years after he was denied asylum in the UK.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: Every vote matters - as a responsibility of citizenship
The Independent on Sunday is not like other newspapers. We hope that our writing is better, our reporting more balanced and that the whole package is better edited. Those are for you to judge, of course, but there is one way in which we are indisputably different: which is that we are not suggesting how you should vote on Thursday.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Chip shop owner raises £6,000 in 24 hours to take parking fine appeal to Supreme Court
Never, it seems, should you underestimate the British public’s hatred of parking charges. When Barry Beavis, an Essex chip shop owner, asked the public for money to help take his appeal against an £85 parking ticket to the highest court in the land, he doubted he would get anything.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: Scottish Tory candidate Alexander Stewart on tactical voting as SNP surges ahead
The message from the local politician sounds friendly and sincere. “I look forward to a working relationship with the SNP which will bring many benefits.” After David Cameron called the prospect of SNP influence at Westminster “frightening”, the warm words - from a Tory councillor speaking in Perthshire only two years ago – isn’t the current party line.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Sharia-compliant savings and bank accounts rocket in popularity across Britain
Britain has long been an important Western centre for Islamic finance, and specialist providers have been offering Sharia-compliant financial products here for around 30 years. But now this niche section of banking has seen an upsurge in popularity – and not just among Muslims. So how does it work and could it be the right choice for even more UK customers?
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: What it's like living in 10 Downing Street - in the West Midlands
Michelle Barrett propels her 18-year-old daughter Molly towards the front door. “She can talk to you,” said the mother of four. “I’m done with talking about the election. Try a first-time voter instead. She’ll [Molly] vote even if I have to drag her down to the polling station.”
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Westminster paedophile ring: Former Tory MP Harvey Proctor says he was ‘hung out to dry’ by police over sex claims
Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has launched a remarkable attack on the police over its handling of historical child abuse allegations. Writing exclusively in The Independent on Sunday, he denies any knowledge of an alleged paedophile sex ring in Westminster, and accuses the police of paranoia. The former MP stood down in 1987 following a conviction for gross indecency, following media claims involving spanking, role-playing and rent boys. He had paid for sex with men below 21, then the age of homosexual consent, although the court heard that he had been lied to about their true age. In recent months he has been linked to further lurid allegations, including that, by inference, he was one of two MPs at a sex party at Dolphin Square, west London, at which, allegedly, a boy was strangled.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: Poll says this will be the closest call for 40 years
Labour and the Conservatives are tied in the race for Downing Street only four days from polling day – with voters regarding Ed Miliband as an ineffectual leader while David Cameron is seen as smug.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Planned £12bn Tory welfare cuts will lead to two million a year using food banks, says study
The number of people using food banks will double to more than two million a year under the Conservatives’ plans for £12bn of welfare cuts, an academic study by Oxford University suggests.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: Pollsters predict a Tory lead – but an Ed Miliband government
Each week since this general election campaign began, The Independent on Sunday has asked the heads of the 10 top polling companies for their predictions.  We combined their estimates, where they gave them, to arrive at the projected number of seats in the new House of Commons, excluding Northern Ireland.
(Sun, 03 May 2015 00:00:00 +0100)

Bridge - a bid too far? The game’s advocates want it classed as a sport
The Holiday Inn in Stratford-upon-Avon is seldom listed as a  great sporting arena. But sport was a hot topic at the hotel as the Schapiro Spring Foursomes – one of the premier events in the English bridge calendar – got under way.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 23:45:00 +0100)

Tussle of the big beasts: David Attenborough's team behind The Blue Planet and Planet Earth sign a deal with Netflix
It’s hard to imagine the BBC’s landmark natural history shows without a hushed narration by David Attenborough. But the veteran broadcaster could now be poached by Netflix, which has announced that it is to produce its own big-budget nature epics.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 23:00:00 +0100)

Switzerland officially the happiest country on Earth - with Britain lagging in 21st place
People in Britain are less happy than those in Australia, New Zealand or the US, but more contented than their peers in Germany, France and Spain, the 2015 World Happiness Report has found.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 22:30:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: With so much disillusionment, who can mend our broken hearts?
We are not apathetic. We are heartbroken. It’s time the pollsters, pundits and politicians understood that, with days to go to an election.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 22:00:00 +0100)

James Rebanks: The farmer and best-selling author of The Shepherd’s Life on dealing with new-found fame - while delivering lambs
James Rebanks may be a bestselling author, but lambing season makes few concessions to the literary life. The author of The Shepherd’s Life – a memoir that has spent the past three weeks at the top of the Sunday Times bestsellers list and was recently Radio 4’s Book of the Week – is spending 18 hours a day delivering lambs on his farm in the Lake District.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 22:00:00 +0100)

After the election: What will Britain's financial future look like on 8 May?
Taxes
(Sat, 02 May 2015 21:00:00 +0100)

General Election 2015: How do immigrants from Britain's smallest minorities feel about one of the hottest issues affecting the polls?
Unurmaa Janchiv, Mongolian Translator and art manager, 46. Now in central London, Janchiv has lived in Britain since 1998
(Sat, 02 May 2015 20:00:00 +0100)

Dissidents’ fury at Hammond’s 'secret' Bahrain visit
Bahraini dissidents, human rights activists and Labour have condemned Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond for secretly visiting the repressive Gulf state’s leaders on the same day that Bahrain extended the detention of its most prominent critic.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 19:00:00 +0100)

General election 2015: Four charts that show who's winning in the swing constituencies (according to Twitter)
The Question Time election leaders special on 30 April 2015 saw the last chance for David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband to answer the big questions on a national stage.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 18:56:47 +0100)

Royal baby: Two charts that show how your politics affect how you feel about the new princess
If you’re a Ukip or a Labour voter, chances are you’re less likely to be bothered about the birth of the royal baby girl, a study has shown.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 18:55:52 +0100)

UK weather: Severe weather warning for snow and torrential rain over bank holiday weekend
Severe weather warnings for snow and torrential rain have been issued for the bank holiday as forecasters warn of a wash-out for most of the UK.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 18:47:39 +0100)

General election 2015: The Independent on Sunday's best graphics to make sense of it all
Not only the best writing, best photography and best illustration, but also the best graphics. The Independent on Sunday has brought you the best election coverage, with stunning graphics to try to make the complexities of seven-party politics readily intelligible.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 16:55:21 +0100)

Royal baby born: On the ground with the royalists at the Lindo wing
The crowds of media and onlookers outside St. Mary's hospital swelled this morning with the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge had given birth to a little girl. The gold star royalists have been outside for over a week.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 16:44:48 +0100)

General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP
Nicola Sturgeon hit back at the Labour party’s refusal to work with the Scottish National party, claiming voters were “appalled” by leader Ed Miliband’s remarks.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 16:24:42 +0100)

UK General Election 2015: Anti-Labour protesters chant 'traitors' outside Ed Miliband speech in Glasgow
Pro-Scottish independence protesters brandished “Red Tories Out” placards and shouted “traitors” ahead of a speech by Ed Miliband in Glasgow.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 16:06:51 +0100)

General Election Black Jack: What are all the possible outcomes and what are the odds?
You would be stupid to bet on any outcome in this election. Polls give us different predictions several times a day, political commentators keep changing their minds and voters keep saying they are still undecided over who to vote for.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 15:41:12 +0100)

Royal baby's birthday: Which celebrities will the princess be celebrating with?
The royal family will be celebrating today as the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl at 8:34am this morning, in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 15:04:53 +0100)

Man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing cabbie love rival to death in frenzied attack
A London man has been jailed for life for murdering his love rival in a frenzied knife attack.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 14:39:30 +0100)

Belfast bomb: Police carry out controlled explosion as explosive is discovered in Northern Irish capital
A large explosive device was detonated by police after it was found in the busy Belfast area of Ardoyne, prompting a security clampdown and the evacuation of local residents.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 14:39:13 +0100)

Royal baby girl born: If the princess makes £1 billion for the economy, what could we spend the money on?
The Duchess of Cambridge’s daughter will bring in more than £1 billion to the UK economy in her lifetime, according to experts –  enough to pay for two hospitals.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 14:07:05 +0100)

General election 2015: Chart reveals which party leader we like the most
Our current Prime Minister is the country’s most liked leader at this election, regardless of whether we agree with him, according to a new survey.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 13:19:55 +0100)

Royal baby girl: Politicians from around the world congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their daughter
Politicians from around the world took to Twitter to congratulate the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their new daughter.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 12:50:35 +0100)

Royal baby girl: One chart that sums up how different her life will be to average Briton's
The new royal baby girl is expected to live to 11 years older than her peers, based on the lifespan of her ancestors.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 12:25:55 +0100)

Royal baby gender: It's a girl – Duke and Duchess' child will be fourth in line to throne
After much speculation, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to an 8lb 3oz baby girl who will be fourth in line to the throne.
(Sat, 02 May 2015 11:51:42 +0100)