Nigel Morris

Nigel Morris is Deputy Political Editor at The Independent.

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David Cameron works on a speech as the Conservative election campaign bus heads to Wales

General Election 2015: David Cameron heads to Wales to shore up Tory support

Tory leader makes a quixotic bid to breathe life into the faltering Welsh Conservative campaign

General Election 2015: Huge drop in registered voters could have crucial impact on who forms next government, experts warn

The numbers on the register in Britain have fallen by more than 800,000 over the last year, prompting warnings that the democratic system is close to crisis

The Prime Minister will insist that Labour and the SNP are ideologically very similar

General Election 2015: Labour-SNP 'coalition of chaos' would threaten UK, says David Cameron

Cameron: The SNP is 'acting as the chain to Labour’s wrecking ball'

Ukip leader Nigel Farage

General Election 2015: Ukip manifesto says veterans will be re-trained as immigration officers

Ukip's  manifesto will place heavy emphasis on policies to curb immigration and to support the armed services.

Ed Miliband is set to promise to put economic credibility at the heart of Labour’s programme for government as tensions rise in the closest general election campaign in a generation

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband puts 'economic credibility' at heart of Labour manifesto with pledge of no extra borrowing

Miliband takes on his rivals with a vow to ‘protect the nation’s finances’, while accusing the Tories of failing to explain how £8bn NHS pledge will be funded

Nick Clegg shows off his prowess in the bowling alley during a campaign visit to Colchester

General Election 2015: Lib Dems scale back on 'mansion tax' as party details plan to cut deficit in three years

The party would raise £27bn through higher taxes, a crackdown on tax dodgers, cuts in Whitehall and trimming welfare spending

Critics have protested that despite David Cameron's intervention ticket prices are still going up by more than wages

General Election 2015: Tories pledge to freeze commuter rail fares for five years - saving season ticket holders an average of £400 by 2020

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will also announce that the capital's rail and bus fares will be pegged to inflation until his term of office ends in May 2016

The apparent spike in Labour support follows Ed Miliband’s pledge to scrap the “non-dom” tax status

General Election 2015: Boost for Labour after three opinion polls put them ahead of Tories

The surveys gave it leads of six, four and three points

Kim Rose has been reported to police over allegations of 'treating' after handing out sausage rolls

General Election: Ukip candidate faces police investigation after handing out sausage rolls to potential voters

'We laid on teas, coffees, sandwiches and some sausage rolls - now I’ve been reported for allegations of treating'

The party would also introduce legislation requiring all Chief Constables to provide neighbourhood policing

General Election 2015: Over 10,000 police jobs would be protected from cuts, Labour says

The party claims that Conservative spending cuts could lead to the loss of between 15,000 and 20,000 police officer posts in England and Wales by 2020

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Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

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Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own