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.

article 30 March 2015 Politics
Is Osborne committed to extra £30bn for NHS by 2020?
George Osborne interviewed by Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News
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Chancellor George Osborne tells Channel 4 News his party is committed to the NHS. Does that include the extra £30bn a year for the service by 2020 promised by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt?

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article 30 March 2015 World, Nigeria
News
Nigeria election 'too close to call'

Nigeria's presidential election is expected to be the closest since the 1999 poll, as the UN says Islamist group Boko Haram has been unable to disrupt the vote.

post 30 March 2015
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: where has it gone wrong for George Osborne?

The Conservatives are putting their handling of the economy at the centre of the election battle. But not everything has gone according to plan.

post 30 March 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Ed Miliband courts business, David Cameron gets personal

Ed Miliband kicked off the first day of the election campaign by launching Labour's business manifesto, while David Cameron laid into the opposition leader on the doorstep of No.10.

article 30 March 2015 World, Italy
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Raffaele Sollecito: life after Kercher murder acquittal

Italian Raffaele Sollecito says being acquitted of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher feels like "being born again".

post 30 March 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iran nuclear talks: another 36 hours to make harmony

The mood music coming out of Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne may be positive, but there are more variations to be played through before a harmonious finale can be achieved.

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, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh: second blogger hacked to death

A blogger is brutally murdered by men with machetes in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka - the second attack in five weeks on an online critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority country.

article 30 March 2015 UK
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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
News
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.

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