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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
  • Champions League - 'The best in the world': Football reacts to Lionel Messi’s latest brilliance

    Messi ensured it was a nightmare return for Pep Guardiola as his late double inspired Barcelona to a 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at the Nou Camp. Barcelona were brilliant but one man stole the show and that man was Messi. Poor Jerome Boateng had a night he would probably like to forget but, alas, so complete was his embarrassment that will be almost impossible.

    Eurosport
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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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  • Duke, Duchess And Baby Princess Leave Palace

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with their four-day-old daughter, Princess Charlotte, are heading to their Norfolk home. William and Kate left London this afternoon with their two children and are travelling to Anmer Hall, their bolthole in the countryside, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Princess Charlotte was shown off to the world on Saturday evening at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, and slept soundly throughout the photo call.

    Sky News
  • Consumers Miss Out On Delayed Flight Payments

    :: Follow the election results live on skynews.com, our mobile apps and on Sky News TV from 10pm. Consumers may be missing out on billions in compensation for delayed flights, as airlines defer payouts to passengers who have been held up, Sky News has learned. Flight delay data shows, 3.27 million passengers travelling to and from UK airports each year may have a potential claim.

    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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Miley Cyrus Hints at Being Bisexual After Split from Patrick Schwarzenegger

    From pink armpits to wearing pasties Miley Cyrus has never been afraid to be herself. Now she's saying not all of her relationships have been with men.

    HollyScoop