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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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  • 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.

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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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  • Woman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife

    A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to kiss a random, good-looking man as she ran through the town of Wellesley, where the women of Wellesley College traditionally offer kisses to runners. Tatge says The Wellesley Townsman, a Boston-area news outlet, passed on a letter addressed to her Sunday after the campaign generated nationwide attention.

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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.

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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
  • 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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  • Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

    Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at the Met Gala on Monday when she swooped in wearing a fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it required three wranglers. As befitting a star — or fashion royalty — Rihanna commanded premium attention on the carpet by being one of the very last to arrive.

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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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  • 'No room' for gays in Kenya, says deputy president

    Kenya's deputy president has said there is "no room" for homosexuality in Kenyan society, the latest comments from an African government to anger activists and likely also to annoy Western donors who say gays are targeted on the continent. William Ruto made the remarks at a church service on Sunday, the day U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived for talks. The United States has been at the forefront of calls for gay rights in Africa and criticises anti-gay laws on the continent.

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  • General Election 2015: Party Leaders Enter Final Stages of Campaigning (62 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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  • The four reasons why supermarkets are losing money

    Britain's three biggest listed supermarkets have revealed combined pre-tax losses of almost £7.3bn in the last two months. Sainsbury's has reported an annual pre-tax loss of £72m at a statutory level. This comes two weeks after Tesco posted a £6.4bn pre-tax loss , one of the biggest in British corporate history, while Morrisons revealed a £792m loss in March.

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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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  • 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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  • '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.

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  • UK Diving Teacher Shot Dead In Bahamas Robbery

    A British diving instructor has been shot dead in front of his wife in the Bahamas. Gary Vanhoeck, 51, was shot twice in the head by masked raiders during a robbery on the couple's luxury yacht. His wife Kathryn, 42, also a diver, was tied up by the men and forced to watch her husband die.

    Sky News
  • 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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  • 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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