Caroline Mortimer

Caroline Mortimer is a freelance journalist, recent graduate and political blogger.

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Gordon Brown: 'Remember what the SNP used to say - the referendum was once in a generation'

General Election 2015: Gordon Brown warns of 'chilling SNP plan for second independence referendum'

Former PM says party only wants more Westminster representation to force the vote

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)

Disney criticised for lack of female superhero toys after Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise range does not include Black Widow

This is not the first time Black Widow has been ignored in favour of her male counterparts.

David Cameron and Boris Johnson, leaving the Advantage children's daycare nursery in Surbiton

General Election 2015: David Cameron keeps quiet on Boris Johnson 'succession plan'

Prime Minister says he is 'focused on the next 12 days rather than anything after'

The grill lost a Michelin star when it closed for refurbishment in 2007

Former MasterChef contestant Kim Woodward becomes first woman head chef at Savoy Grill restaurant

Woodward says she will continue the very 'masculine' traditions established by the Grill’s first head chef, Auguste Escoffier

Visitors from Australia and New Zealand attend a dawn ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, at Anzac Cove on April 25

Gallipoli centenary: Thousands gather in Turkey to pay tribute to the fallen on Anzac Day

It is 100 years since the Gallipoli Campaign against the Ottoman Empire

Astronauts could be kept asleep for days or even weeks

Human hibernation could become a 'reality', says European Space Agency scientist

Trials are being conducted to find a way to keep astronauts in a sleeplike state

Abdul Hadi Arwani, an imam originally from Syria, was shot dead

Abdul Hadi Arwani: Fourth person arrested in connection with death of Syrian-born preacher

36-year-old man was arrested on Friday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder

David de Freitas has attacked the Crown Prosecution Service for not pressing charges against Lord Janner
Ukip leader Nigel Farage waits to speak at a public meeting in Cliftonville, Kent, as he continues his campaign for the South Thanet seat at the General Election

General Election 2015: Nigel Farage is on course to lose in South Thanet and Ukip faces wipeout, experts predict

Election Forecast website predicts Ukip will win just one seat in the election

Rescuers train to board the Iceland's patrol vessel Tyr, on February 6, 2015 in the port of Pozzallo in Sicily

Hundreds feared dead after boat carrying 700 migrants capsizes off Libya

The boat, carrying around 700 migrants, sank in an area just off the coast of Libya last night

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General Election 2015: ‘We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon’, says Ed Balls

'We will not sit down with Nicola Sturgeon'

In an exclusive interview, Ed Balls says he won't negotiate his first Budget with SNP MPs - even if Labour need their votes to secure its passage
VE Day 70th anniversary: How ordinary Britons celebrated the end of war in Europe

How ordinary Britons celebrated VE Day

Our perception of VE Day usually involves crowds of giddy Britons casting off the shackles of war with gay abandon. The truth was more nuanced
They came in with William Caxton's printing press, but typefaces still matter in the digital age

Typefaces still matter in the digital age

A new typeface once took years to create, now thousands are available at the click of a drop-down menu. So why do most of us still rely on the old classics, asks Meg Carter?
Discovery of 'missing link' between the two main life-forms on Earth could explain evolution of animals, say scientists

'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
The Pan Am Experience is a 'flight' back to the 1970s that never takes off - at least, not literally

Pan Am Experience: A 'flight' back to the 70s

Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics - it's everywhere in the animal world

Humans aren't alone in indulging in politics

Voting, mutual back-scratching, coups and charismatic leaders - it's everywhere in the animal world
Crisp sales are in decline - but this tasty trivia might tempt back the turncoats

Crisp sales are in decline

As a nation we're filling up on popcorn and pitta chips and forsaking their potato-based predecessors
Ronald McDonald the muse? Why Banksy, Ron English and Keith Coventry are lovin' Maccy D's

Ronald McDonald the muse

A new wave of artists is taking inspiration from the fast food chain
13 best picnic blankets

13 best picnic blankets

Dine al fresco without the grass stains and damp bottoms with something from our pick of picnic rugs
Barcelona 3 Bayern Munich 0 player ratings: Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?

Barcelona vs Bayern Munich player ratings

Lionel Messi scores twice - but does he score highest in our ratings?
Martin Guptill: Explosive New Zealand batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Explosive batsman who sets the range for Kiwis' big guns

Martin Guptill has smashed early runs for Derbyshire and tells Richard Edwards to expect more from the 'freakish' Brendon McCullum and his buoyant team during their tour of England
General Election 2015: Ed Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

Miliband's unlikely journey from hapless geek to heart-throb

He was meant to be Labour's biggest handicap - but has become almost an asset
General Election 2015: A guide to the smaller parties, from the the National Health Action Party to the Church of the Militant Elvis Party

On the margins

From Militant Elvis to Women's Equality: a guide to the underdogs standing in the election
Amr Darrag: Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister in exile still believes Egypt's military regime can be replaced with 'moderate' Islamic rule

'This is the battle of young Egypt for the future of our country'

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood minister Amr Darrag still believes the opposition can rid Egypt of its military regime and replace it with 'moderate' Islamic rule, he tells Robert Fisk
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'

Why patients must rely less on doctors

Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'