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GENERAL ELECTION

Last-ditch bid for votes before the Election

Follow live updates as one of the most keenly-contested election campaigns in decades enters its final full day.

  • Evans fury at check-in desk snub

    DJ Chris Evans vented his fury at British Airways online after not being allowed on a plane to fly back to the UK. The broadcaster, who presents the Radio 2 breakfast show, told his fans in a series of tweets how he had been stranded in France. He said

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  • Mother who tripped on back step, breaking her ankle has leg AMPUTATED

    You never think the worst will happen to you, but for Bec Reed, 43, what began as a completely normal day, resulted in a harrowing life change. 'It just went numb and all floppy and my kids were telling me 'just stand up' and I couldn't,' she told Daily Mail Australia. The doctors told Reed she had broken her ankle 'spectacularly' but after a week in hospital, three surgical wounds, plates, screws and pins fusions, she headed home, thinking her ordeal was over.

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  • Food critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel

    Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. Ozersky, who was in the city for the James Beard Foundation Awards, was found dead in his room at the Conrad Chicago Hotel on Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Ozersky was a food writer for Esquire magazine and frequent contributor to other publications including Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Food & Wine.

    Associated Press
  • The Spice Girls Reunited At David Beckham's Birthday (Erm, But Without Mel B)

    First he joins Instagram, then he hosts an amazeballs £250,000 bash, and then – perhaps the greatest gift of all. The Artist Formerly Known As Scary Spice was seemingly absent from the weekend's festivities, but thankfully Eva Longoria stepped in to ensure that the group never returned to the dark days of the four-piece. Posting the snap on Instagram, Eva seemed proper made up about being an honourary member for the evening, writing: 'I'm the new Spice Girl #LatinaSpice @victoriabeckham@emmabunton @MelanieCmusic @gerihalliwell'.

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  • Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal

    Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade. The Russian Defense Ministry last month released photographs of the tank, but its turret was covered with fabric and only the platform was visible. The Armata will be a highlight of the military parade on Saturday, the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. About 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in the parade on Red Square.

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  • Met Gala 2015: Rihanna 'BANNED' Rita Ora From Her After Party?

    The reported fiery feud between Rihanna and Rita Ora was still burning at high temperatures at the Met Gala, as it's claimed that RiRi refused to invite Reets to her after-party at Up & Down nightclub because the two 'can't stand each other'. The two gorgeous singers are said to have more beef than a large mixed grill at Wetherspoons, with their similar music and fashion styles, and the fact that RiRi is now friends with Rita's former BFF Cara Delevingne apparently contributing towards their supposed feud. Doesn't help that both Rihanna, 27, and Rita, 24, are signed to Roc Nation.

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  • Top Gear in fresh 'pikey' probe

    Top Gear could be heading for more trouble after communications watchdog Ofcom confirmed it was investigating a complaint over the use of the word "pikey". A representative of the Traveller Movement complained after a scene in which the show's now ex-host Jeremy Clarkson was seen holding a placard with the words 'Pikey's Peak' while Richard Hammond drove a car up a mountain. Speaking at the time, a spokesman for the Traveller Movement said they were "horrified" by the " BBC's green-lighting of the use of the word", It is not the first time the controversial motoring show - and its former presenters - have run into trouble.

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  • Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure'

    Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard's flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel — but they're fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, and the treasure is $14 million in disputed revenue and contract violations. The Florida-based company, Intersal Inc., found little loot when it discovered the Queen Anne's Revenge almost 20 years ago, but it eventually gained a contract for rights to photos and videos of the wreck and of the recovery, study and preservation of its historic artifacts.

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  • 'Anglo-Saxon' world would rip apart Europe after a Grexit, says Juncker

    The president of the European Commission has risked angering Britain after comments warning that the "Anglo-Saxon world" would seek to dismantle the European project if Greece was ever allowed to leave the single currency. Speaking to an audience at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, Jean-Claude Juncker said a "Grexit" would expose the EU to huge risk, leaving the euro prey to forces who "would do everything to try to decompose" what remained of the monetary union. “Grexit is not an option," said Mr Juncker.

    Telegraph
  • Cop Sues After Free Starbucks Spills On Him

    A police officer is suing Starbucks for $50,000 (£33,000) after he was scalded when a free cup of coffee spilled in his lap. Matthew Kohr's lawyers say he suffered burns, blisters and emotional damage from the ordeal in January 2012. He had been given the beverage at a Starbucks in the city of Raleigh for free because he was a uniformed officer.

    Sky News
  • Queen Sees Princess Charlotte For First Time

    The Queen has seen her great-granddaughter Princess Charlotte for the first time. The baby girl, who is fourth in line to the throne, was introduced to her great-grandmother at Kensington Palace. The Queen is believed to have travelled to London from her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

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  • Anna Nicole Smith's Daughter Dannielynn Birkhead Shines at Kentucky Derby

    Standing alongside her dad, Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn smiled for the cameras at the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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  • Climbers leave Everest after Sherpas refuse to rebuild route

    Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp are packing their gear and leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday. Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at Nepal's Mountaineering Department, said some of the climbers had stayed in the mountain villages to help the Sherpas and their families who had their homes damaged by the April 25 earthquake. The government has not formally canceled the climbing season and climbing permits are valid until the end of May, but the Sherpas have said they would not rebuild the climbing route because of safety and time reasons.

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  • General Election 2015: Party Leaders Enter Final Stages of Campaigning (59 photos)

    One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades is formally getting under way. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street after returning from Buckingham Palace, Mr Cameron said that the May 7 poll offered voters a "stark choice" between him and

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  • Peter Andre shares adorable rare picture of daughter Amelia

    Peter Andre and his fiancée Emily MacDonagh have kept their 16-month-old daughter Amelia out of the spotlight since she arrived in January 2014, but the proud dad couldn't resist sharing a photo of the youngster wearing his leather jacket on Friday. "Uh oh :) Amelia is a rock star already," Peter captioned the snapshot. The sweet photograph shows Amelia wearing a large pair of sunglasses and looking up at the camera, giving fans their first proper look at her face. With rosebud lips and light brown hair, the toddler bares a strong resemblance to her mum Emily, who got engaged to 42-year-old Peter shortly after Amelia's arrival.

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  • The 10 Universities That Increase Career Earnings the Most

    A new report uses an ingenious system to determine which schools best help their graduates get well paid.

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  • Hidden Camera Catches Student Spitting On Food

    A student has appeared in court after being secretly filmed by her roommates spitting on and spraying glass cleaner over their food. The video shows Hayley King allegedly spitting in multiple containers of food stored in a refrigerator in the off-campus house she shared with two other female students from the University of South Carolina. Columbia Police arrested the 22-year-old for unlawful, malicious tampering with human drug product or food, which could carry a jail sentence of up to 20 years.

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  • Self-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam

    HOOVER DAM, Nev.-Ariz. Border (AP) -- Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver. As the Freightliner navigated switchbacks traveling to the top of the Hoover Dam on the Nevada-Arizona border, Daimler Trucks officials compared their self-driving semi to man's first steps on the moon. Company officials say it could be years before a fully self-driving truck would be used on roadways.

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  • No Poll Breakaway With 24 Hours To Go

    One poll suggests the Tories have sneaked a 3% lead over Labour - with UKIP enjoying its highest vote share since January. With less one day to go, the ComRes/ITV/Daily Mail poll puts the Conservatives on 35%, up two points since the last ComRes phone poll, while Labour is down by one point to 32%. It indicates UKIP has the third highest vote share with 14%, up one percentage point and marking its highest rating since January.

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  • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

    William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't overtake her in line to the throne. The experience of Kate — and, even more, of the baby's late grandmother, Princess Diana — suggests the level of interest the princess can expect.

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