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GENERAL ELECTION

Live updates: The UK goes to the polls

After weeks of campaigning, it's decision day - get all the latest news and reaction on our live blog.

  • Report: The BBC has chosen its new 'Top Gear' hosts

    Kidd, 36, is a a noted fashion model and TV personality who currently hosts "The Classic Car Show" on the UK's Channel 5. Kidd is a well-known car enthusiast and has appeared on "Top Gear" twice as guest. Glenister, 52, has had leading roles on the British TV shows "Life on Mars" and "Ashes to Ashes." The actor currently hosts "For the Love of Cars" on Channel 4 in the UK.

    Business Insider
  • Libyan Troops 'Raped Man In Cambridge Park'

    Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud, 33, and Ibrahim Abugtila, 23, acted like "two hunting dogs" when they attacked the man in his 20s in Cambridge on 26 October, a court heard. The pair were arrested while being trained at Bassingbourn Barracks, near Cambridge, as part of the Government's agreement to help rebuild war-torn Libya after the collapse of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011. Prosecutor John Farmer told Cambridge Crown Court they met the "complete stranger" in the city centre at 3.26am.

    Sky News
  • Bradley Cooper And Irina Shayk Dating Rumours Heat Up As They're Pictured Kissing In New York

    There's already been a tonne of rumours suggesting that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are dating, and now, photos of the two snogging on the streets of New York have emerged. In photos which you can see here, Bradley, who recently split from Suki Waterhouse, and Irina look *pretty* cuddly, giggly and loved-up as they share a passionate snog and a cosy embrace. This isn't the first time Bradley, 40, and Irina, 29, have been spotted looking like a proper couple, with Page Six claiming that they were "making out" in a dark corner until "3 or 4 in the morning" at Rihanna's Met Gala after party.

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  • Victoria's Cross: the Untold Story of Britain's Highest Award for Bravery by Gary Mead, review: 'disturbing conclusions'

    The aptly named Ethel Grimwood was the wife of a British official in India who, after her husband was murdered by mutineers in 1891, led a column of Gurkhas out of a besieged British HQ, fighting off continual attacks until she was shot in the neck just as a relief force reached the column. Grimwood’s courage deserved the VC, suggests Mead, but she was awarded the obscure Red Cross award for saving lives. The same was true of Margot Turner, a British Army nurse, whose indomitable courage in the Japanese POW camps inspired the popular Eighties TV series Tenko. Imprisoned and beaten by the Japanese, she inspired fellow prisoners with her bravery - but although she was awarded the same Red Cross medal as Grimwood, she missed the VC, which Mead suggests her courage merited.

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  • Woman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order

    The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the comment section of her online order. Employees recognized Treadway as a regular customer and called the sheriff's office. Highlands County Sheriff's deputies went to the home, where they were greeted by Treadway, who was carrying a small child.

    Associated Press
  • 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

    Press Association
  • Worst Dressed Celebrities This Week (1-7 May) (15 photos)

    Kris Jenner, Irina Shayk and Katy Perry land in our worst dressed list this week... Erm, it looks like you're still wearing your PJ bottoms, Cara Delevingne. The glasses are scaring us, Gaga! Lady Gaga channelled her inner ostrich at the airport this week. It looks like Rihanna forgot to wear a bra to her own after-party! Anne Hathaway looked to be channelling her inner Star Wars in her metallic Ralph Lauren creation at the 2015 Met Gala.

    Yahoo Lifestyle
  • Champions League - Luis Enrique revels in ‘perfect result’, prefers to focus on not just Lionel Messi

    La Blaugrana stuck one foot in the final thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar at Camp Nou, the former grabbing a brace, and the coach challenged his players to finish the job in Germany next week. “[On Pep Guardiola stating Bayern had to stop Sergio Busquets], there’s more to Barca than just Busquets. “What can you say [about Lionel Messi]?

    FootballEspana
  • Paedophile's daughter gives evidence to help search of missing girl

    Sandra Brown (pictured) believes that the body of 11-year-old Moira Anderson, who disappeared almost 60 years ago, will be found in an isolated pond in North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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  • Boris for prime minister? London mayor may finally have to show hand

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - London's Mayor Boris Johnson was campaigning on the city streets days before Britain's general election when a young woman, thrilled to meet this political celebrity, loudly hailed him as "prime minister to be". Johnson, who is standing to be a Conservative member of parliament and backing party leader David Cameron to win a second term as prime minister, scuttled off without comment. "Are you going to be our next prime minister, Boris?" a shop worker asked.

    Reuters
  • Is this the rudest CEO resignation letter ever?

    The chief executive officer of a high profile Indian startup dramatically quit the company by sending a scathing letter, before withdrawing his resignation and agreeing to stick around. Rahul Yadav, co-founder and CEO of the property website Housing.com, wrote a note accusing board members of lacking intellectual capability, signed off with a “cheers”, as reported by The Economic Times . Dear board members and investors, I don't think you guys are intellectually capable enough to have any sensible discussion anymore.

    Telegraph
  • Baby Charlotte off to the country

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Kensington Palace with their four-day-old daughter Princess Charlotte as they retreat to their country home Anmer Hall. William and Kate headed out of London with their new baby and her elder brother Prince George as they made their way to their bolthole in Norfolk. Kensington Palace confirmed the family had set off for Anmer Hall.

    Press Association
  • Adam Levine Gets Sugar-Bombed Outside The Jimmy Kimmel Studios

    This probably wasn't what Adam Levine imagined when he sung about someone putting sugar "down on" him in that infamous Maroon 5 song if we're honest. Nope, he just wanted one little taste, but instead, he got a whole ruddy bag of what was either powdered sugar or flour dumped all over him and his rather fetching knitwear outside the Jimmy Kimmel studios. The attacker clearly decided Adam needed more sweetness in his life, whether he liked it or not.

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  • LNG tanker diverted away from Britain towards N. America

    MILAN, May 6 (Reuters) - A liquefied natural gas (LNG) delivery bound for Britain may have been diverted on Wednesday towards North America, according to live ship-tracking data on Reuters Eikon. The GDF Suez Point Fortin tanker was initially

    Reuters - UK Focus
  • 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
  • David Beckham Had A £250k Star-Studded 40th Birthday Bash And It Looks EPIC

    David jetted his family and friends off to Marrakesh for his 40th birthday, where they stayed at the six-star Amanjena Hotel – the same place where the former footballer and his fashion designer-come-pop star wife Victoria renewed their vows in 2004. According to The Sun, the Beckham's hired snake-charmers and belly dancers for the event, and even roped in their pal Gordon Ramsay to cater for the whole thing. Lets just hope Gordon wasn't having any Kitchen Nightmares yesterday.

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  • Boston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial

    For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial. Tsarnaev, 21, wiped tears from his eyes quickly and fidgeted in his chair as his mother's sister sobbed uncontrollably. The aunt, Patimat Suleimanova, cried as she sat down about 10 feet from Tsarnaev.

    Associated Press
  • Opportunity Rover Sees Rock Spire in Mars Crater (Photo)

    A new photo captured by NASA's Mars rover Opportunity shows a rocky spire in a shallow crater on the Red Planet. The mosaic, which combines images taken by Opportunity's panoramic camera on March 29 and March 30, depicts a shallow Mars crater called

    SPACE.com
  • VIDEO: Warnings issued as Hampshire's disease-ridden tick population set to 'explode'

    WALKERS and outdoor workers are being warned against the dangers of disease ridden ticks as populations of the blood sucking bugs in Hampshire explode. Director of public health Dr Ruth Milton said: “Ticks can transmit bacteria that cause diseases, such as Lyme disease, which can lead to very serious conditions if left untreated.

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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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