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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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  • Noel Gallagher: Zayn Malik has made a mistake quitting One Direction

    Noel Gallagher has warned Zayn Malik to “get a good accountant” because life is going to be tough outside the world’s most successful boyband. The High Flying Birds star has given a typically outspoken interview to Rolling Stone magazine, in which he also ridicules Jay Z’s music streaming service Tidal and accused brother Liam Gallagher of giving fans false hope of an Oasis reunion.

    SNAP.PA 54 mins ago
  • Football - Paul Pogba’s agent 'visits Real Madrid hotel'

    According to reports, just a few hours before the first leg of Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final between Juve and Madrid, rumours about a possible move to the European champions were boosted by the sight of Mino Raiola visiting the team hotel. The representative was seen leaving the Golden Palace Hotel, where Carlo Ancelotti’s squad were staying prior to the match, at around 12.30pm. It is understood that there was no meeting between Raiola and Madrid president Florentino Perez, although it has done nothing to quell recent reports that the 22-year-old Frenchman could be heading to La Liga this summer.

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  • Worst Dressed Celebrities This Week (1-7 May) (10 photos)

    Kris Jenner, Irina Shayk and Katy Perry land in our worst dressed list this week... Anne Hathaway looked to be channelling her inner Star Wars in her metallic Ralph Lauren creation at the 2015 Met Gala. Katy Perry has had such a mixed red carpet run but this Moschino dress is not one of her best looks at all. Trust Lady Gaga to go TOTALLY over-the-top with her Balenciaga outfit at the Met Gala.

    Yahoo Lifestyle 25 mins ago
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Football - Greece set to escape ban as sports law goes to parliament

    The bill will be voted on in parliament on Wednesday and Thursday after protracted talks between Stavros Kontonis, Greece's Deputy Minister for Education, Culture and Religious Affairs, and UEFA officials in Nyon reached their conclusion. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was also briefed on Tuesday evening ahead of the bill's submission to parliament. After two weeks of consultations with UEFA officials, the text for the bill on emergency measures to deal with violence in stadiums was finalised late on Tuesday.

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  • Beyonce and Rihanna steal the show on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet

    Rihanna and Beyonce may have been among the last to arrive at the 2015 Met Gala in New York – but their extraordinary outfits ensured they still got plenty of attention. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z arrived so late that many photographers were giving up and leaving the annual fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute.

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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.

    Associated Press
  • Accused 'flash crash' trader tells UK court - 'I did nothing wrong'

    The British trader fighting extradition to the United States on charges of having contributed to the 2010 "flash crash" on Wall Street told a London court on Wednesday he had done nothing wrong and was just good at his job. Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, who traded from his parents' modest home in west London, has been charged by the U.S. Justice Department with wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation.

    Reuters 27 mins ago
  • 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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  • '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
  • Princess Charlotte chosen by royals

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Princess Charlotte - a decision which will be seen as a touching tribute to the Prince of Wales. William and Kate have also recognised the Queen - Elizabeth II - and the Duke's mother Diana, Princess of Wales, as their daughter's full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. William's uncle Earl Spencer tweeted his approval of the names chosen by the Cambridges soon after their announcement.

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  • 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.

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  • Lauren almost died when she fell into a scalding hot bath as a toddler. Now 15 years on, the teen has revealed her arduous road to recovery

    Lively two-year-old Lauren Nash almost died when she fell into a bath of scalding hot water as she reached for one of her toys. The petrified toddler suffered horrendous, life-changing burns and was placed on a life support machine when all her organs began to shut down. Now, just months before her 18th birthday, college student Lauren has opened up about her miraculous recovery for the first time and thanked “heroic” hospital staff for saving her life. Bubbly toddler Lauren was playing at her home in Trevethin, Pontypool, when she accidentally threw a plastic cup into the bath.

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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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  • 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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