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TV debates: Ed Miliband to debate himself if David Cameron continues to 'run scared'

But Labour elections chiefs say the idea of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg stepping in for the PM would be 'ridiculous'

Drones are increasingly used by hobbyists and private individuals

House of Lords inquiry calls for app to track suspicious drones

The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industry is enjoying a boom

The Chancellor was urged to back an upgrade of Manchester Airport

Transport for the North: Why the north of England needs its own transport authority

Think tank sets out proposals for unified authority to improve regional links

The donation is believed to be the biggest yet from the former Prime Minister

Tony Blair gives £106,000 to Labour’s election campaign

Tony Blair has donated £106,000 to the Labour Party by giving £1,000 each to the local campaigns in its 106 target seats.

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: If the Mail man won't admit to drug use, should Nick Clegg?

At his drugs policy launch with Sir Richard Branson, Nick Clegg complained that he had had several private expressions of support for decriminalisation from senior figures in what he called “the mainstream parties”.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon

Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Lord Ashcroft survey also shows which character voters associate with each leader

Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech during the the Lord Mayor's Banquet at The Guildhall last November

Out-of-touch MPs ‘don’t get it’, says ex-Civil Service chief

Exclusive: Gus O’Donnell angers senior Conservatives with scathing attack on ‘chauffeur-driven’ politicians

Andy McSmith's Diary: Want to be a non-dom for tax? Just ask your dad

One of the more extraordinary revelations thrown up by the HSBC scandal is that a rich man who counts as non-domiciled under our tax system, and is therefore exempt from paying tax on money earned outside the UK, can hand this status down to his British-born children.

Colonel Bob Stewart is a member of the Commons defence select committee

Col Bob Stewart: Defence chiefs ‘should resign over Army cuts’

Col Stewart is angry at a refusal to commit to a Nato defence spending target

A pigeon shown inside Harmonds-worth detention centre

Harmondsworth immigrants kept in cells for two hours longer, secret filming reveals

Footage was shot by a detainee for Corporate Watch on a secret camera

The Prime Minister is trying to avoid a head-to-head with Ed Miliband, Labour have claimed

TV debates: David Cameron makes 'final offer' of one debate by the end of this month

Ed Miliband had earlier claimed: “I will do it any time, any place, anywhere"

Ukip leader Nigel Farage: 'There is no U-turn, there is a change of emphasis'

Ukip U-turn on 50,000-a-year immigration cap

Mr Farage announced the party would not set an "arbitrary target"

Nick Clegg issued an apology in 2012 for backtracking over tuition fees

Students occupy Nick Clegg's constituency office in Sheffield

Free University of Sheffield organisers were protesting over the cost of higher education in the UK

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Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

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What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
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Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
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Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
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Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Getting young people to vote

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