Election 2015 live blog

All the latest updates from the campaign trail.

article 17 April 2015 World, South Africa
South Africa violence provokes anger of a continent
Jamal Osman by

South Africa is not like any other country - it has a special place in the hearts of ordinary Africans. But that could change after the recent fatal attacks on immigrants.


article 17 April 2015 UK
Unveiled: Europe's plan to tackle migrant crisis

As the European Union prepares to unveil its agenda to tackle the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, Channel 4 News learns that plans are being made to unify efforts between member states.

article 17 April 2015 UK, Italy
Matt Frei by Italy's migrant crisis: on the frontline in Augusta

The port of Augusta, on Sicily's eastern coast, has witnessed an influx of African migrants - mainly from Libya. Europe Editor Matt Frei reports from what is now the worlds deadliest frontier.

post 16 April 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Will Lord Janner's alleged victims have their day in court?

The DPP says Lord Janner's dementia renders him incapable of standing trial on charges of historic child sex abuse. But is the DPP right?

post 16 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog A clubby, chummy, synthetic encounter with Cameron

What is billed as 'life on the campaign trail' is actually an antiseptic exercise in keeping our party leaders away from real voters.

article 16 April 2015 UK, Scotland
Karen Buckley (Facebook)
Body found at farm is missing Karen Buckley

Parents of Karen Buckley are "absolutely heartbroken" after police confirm the human remains discovered near Glasgow are that of the missing student.

article 16 April 2015
Lord Janner will not face CPS prosecution over child abuse

The CPS decides not to prosecute the Labour peer over historic child sex abuse allegations because of his dementia - though it says there was sufficient evidence to warrant prosecuting him.

article 16 April 2015 World, South Africa
South Africa: police move to stop anti-migrant violence

Police in the South African capital fire rubber bullets and tear gas on protesters who had been staging an anti-immigrant demonstration and pelted vehicles and police with rocks.

article 16 April 2015 UK
by Labour vows review after 994 troops 'stricken by Lariam'

Labour promises an "immediate review" into the MoD's use of a controversial anti-malarial drug after new figures show the scale of mental health problems among veterans prescribed Lariam.

post 16 April 2015
Read more on Michael's blog Election 2015: not exactly the golden age of campaigning

Ed Miliband's latest election stop was far from the open campaigning of years gone by, when Harold Wilson or Ted Heath would do genuine walkabouts.

article 15 April 2015 World, South Africa
Jamal Osman by Burnt alive: violence against migrants in South Africa

In the past 48 hours at least five immigrants have been killed in the latest in a string of xenophobic attacks in Durban, South Africa. Most of the pictures are too graphic to show.

article 15 April 2015 UK, Spain
Siobhan Kennedy by Exploited to put food on our plates: 'we live like animals'

Surrounded by the fresh food they pick to send to supermarkets, but living in flimsy shacks, workers in Spain tell me how their dreams of better lives are crushed by the grim reality of exploitation.

article 15 April 2015 World, Italy
Mediterranean migrant deaths: where British parties stand

Ukip says rescuing migrants off Europe "may actually be making matters worse", while the Tories want to "dissuade migrants from making these perilous and illegal journeys in the first place".

post 15 April 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: do Ukip have the most credible manifesto?

Ukip say their manifesto is fully costed and the numbers have been checked by independent economists. Sounds good. Is it true?

article 15 April 2015 World, European Union
The Mediterranean's deadliest migration sea routes

As 400 migrants - including children - are feared to have died after a boat capsized off Libya, Channel 4 News looks at the desperate journeys migrants are taking to reach Europe.

post 15 April 2015
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog Lib Dem manifesto: equal care for mental health guaranteed

This is certainly the first time I can remember mental health being given such prominence in a manifesto, but the pledge of 500m a year seems far too low.

post 15 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Lib Dems: we'll out-spend Labour and Tories on education

Nick Clegg began his manifesto launch with attacks on Ukip and the SNP. Only the Lib Dems could be trusted as a coalition partner, he said.

article 15 April 2015 UK
Siobhan Kennedy by What's the real cost of your fresh salad?

An army of modern-day "slaves" are being used to grow the salad and winter vegetables that fill Britain's supermarket shelves.

article 15 April 2015 World, Cuba
Barack Obama and Raul Castro at the Americas summit in Panama
Obama removes Cuba from terrorism list

Barack Obama says he plans to remove Cuba from America's list of state sponsors of terrorism, as he seeks to restore diplomatic relations after a decades-long freeze.

Channel 4 News


"The participation of instructors or specialists from third countries on Ukrainian territory… could destabilise the situation."

Kremlin spokesman on the arrival of US paratroopers in Ukraine to train Kiev?s national guard.


The Opposition Leaders? Debate… in less than five minutes.


Italian police have arrested 15 African Muslim migrants after claims that they threw 12 Christian men overboard into the Mediterranean after a brawl on a boat heading to Italy.


Channel 4 News has documented the alleged mistreatment of migrant workers in Spain.

They work for days on end and claim that employment agencies pay them for a fraction of what they?ve done.

What for? They?re picking the salad that ends up on your plate.