article 30 March 2015 UK
Election campaign under way as parliament dissolved
David Cameron launches the general election campaign (Reuters)

The general election campaign has officially begun after the prime minister informed the Queen of the dissolution of parliament.

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post 30 March 2015
Read more on Liam's blog 60mph gales to start the week

The weather is going to stay lively for the next few days, with no intention of making a step in the direction of spring, let alone summer.

article 30 March 2015 UK
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General election 2015: campaign begins today

One of the most closely-contested general elections for decades gets under way as parliament is dissolved - meaning every one of the 650 MPs elected in 2010 is officially out of a job.

article 29 March 2015 World, Iran
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Yemen conflict: Arab League agree to joint military force

Arab leaders announce the formation of a unified regional force to counter security threats, as conflicts rage in countries such as Yemen and Libya.

post 29 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Nuclear deal: Netanyahu's call to halt 'Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis'

Diplomats are trying to decrease tension in Lausanne and put a brake on Iran's nuclear programme. The fear is what could happen if the talks fail.

article 29 March 2015 World, France
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Germanwings crash: what we know so far about Andreas Lubitz

Rescue efforts to try to locate the second black box from the downed Germanwings plane continue, as more information is revealed about the co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing the airliner.

article 29 March 2015 Politics
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Election 2015: is Labour heading for poll position?

Labour achieves a four-point lead, according to a new poll, following a televised grilling by Jeremy Paxman on Thursday night.

article 28 March 2015 UK
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Hunt grilled: could the Tories really afford a 24/7 NHS?

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the Conservatives are making "good progress" towards better NHS availability as David Cameron promises a 24/7 health service.

article 28 March 2015 UK
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David Cameron pledges NHS available 24/7

David Cameron promises the health service will offer consultants seven days a week in England by 2020 if the Conservatives win a second term.

article 28 March 2015 World, Syria
Image posted by rebel group from Idlib
Syria conflict: Islamist rebels 'capture' Idlib

Syrian rebels, including the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusrah Front, claim to have seized control of Idlib - capital of Syria's northwestern province.

article 28 March 2015 World, Nigeria
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Boko Haram kills six in Nigeria election attack

As Nigerians go to the polls, terror group Boko Haram wages a bloody campaign to disrupt the election - killing six at polling stations and detonating a bomb at a school.

article 28 March 2015 UK
Max Levitas
Cathy Newman by Max Levitas: from fighting fascists to fighting the council

Max Veritas, 99, fought Oswald Mosley's fascists in Cable Street nearly eighty years ago. Now he is fighting again - a demand for £25,000 from his local council.

article 28 March 2015 World, Iran
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Yemen president calls on military to protect state buildings

Explosions rock the largest arms depot in Yemen's southern city of Aden as Houthi fighters challenge forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

post 28 March 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Don't care about your vote? Beware the alternative

Remind yourself there are other ways of conducting power and politics - and cherish and respect what we have, even if you can't love or even like it.

article 28 March 2015 World, Italy
Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito
Meredith Kercher murder acquittals: timeline

The decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Meredith Kercher may bring to an end a saga that began in a bedroom in Perugia seven years ago.

article 28 March 2015 UK, Italy
Amanda Knox
Amanda Knox murder acquittal: 'Meredith was my friend'

Italy's highest court overturns the convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

article 27 March 2015 World, Yemen
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Military strikes in Yemen raise regional tensions

Saudi-led coalition warplanes continue to bomb rebel camps in Yemen, heightening tension among Middle East neighbours.

post 27 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: Cameron's blind spots on zero hours and food banks

Did David Cameron dodge questions on food banks and zero hours contracts during last night's interview with Jeremy Paxman?

article 27 March 2015 UK
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MPs' expenses: 46 claim in London despite owning a property

Forty six MPs have claimed expenses for London rent or hotels despite owning a property in the capital, a Channel 4 News investigation has found.

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