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Jim Murphy became the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party in December (Getty)

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy set to lose his seat at the general election, poll finds

The SNP has gone from fourth to first place in the seat

How do I vote in the 2015 general election? Everything you need to know

If you're still unsure about how to vote in the election on 7 May, follow our guide to make sure that your voice is heard

George Galloway plays it safe at Bradford West hustings as police keep the peace

Things were far calmer at the event at the city's university than the last Carlisle-based hustings, where Galloway accused his Labour rival of lying about her forced marriage

Ed Miliband looked straight down the camera and demanded the Prime Minister debate him 'one on one'

Conservative politician who runs polling company attacks competitor's survey after it shows Ed Miliband winning leaders debate

The poll had the same methodology has previous snap debate polls

Ed Miliband asks: What is Vice News? Stupid questions get stupid answers...

'We write stories,' came the response from Vice reporter, who asked why Labour leader believed in 'stage-managed b******t'

General Election 2015: English teacher gives Ukip leaflet hilarious run down with red pen to point out glaring typos and mistakes

The councillors were criticised as being 'slapdash and careless' by the teacher

General Election 2015: Academics call on parties to set out plans to evacuate cities and move to a fossil fuel-free economy

They slammed politicians for ignoring climate change during election campaigning

A chicken reacts to seeing a man dressed in a chicken outfit

General Election 2015: David Cameron is 'still a chicken' as he turns down latest challenge to debate Ed Miliband

PM's latest excuse is a bizarre claim that Prime Minister's Questions meant voters knew enough about him and Labour leader to 'get the measure of us'

Natalie Bennett, herself a migrant, launches highly personal defence of immigration

The Green Party leader said Britain was her home and warned against the demonisation of immigrants

The Labour leader Ed Miliband speaking at his party's manifesto launch

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband pledges crackdown on unpaid internship in latest pitch to young voters

A Labour government would clamp down on the 'scandalous' use of unpaid internships for more than four weeks

BBC election debate: The audience was not quite as left-wing as Nigel Farage thought

'It pains me to say it but I think Nigel Farage won' says youngest member of the audience, who attacked ‘poisonous’ nationalist leaders and 'poor' Ed Miliband

SNP and Labour go head-to-head

General election 2015: Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour of risking another five years of Tory rule over working with her party

The parties are coming to blows over their post-election coalition options

A Ukip poster in Ramsgate, Kent, has been defaced with the addition of three welcome mats

Protester adds welcome mats to Ukip immigration poster in Nigel Farage's target constituency South Thanet, gets called a 'hero'

Ukip supporters slammed the act as vandalism by 'scrounging students'

Iain Duncan Smith

Zero-hours contracts should be renamed 'flexible-hours contracts' and are good for your work-life balance, Iain Duncan Smith says

The work and pensions secretary says the contracts are actually 'good'

The seven questions David Cameron's election guru needs to answer about his tax affairs and his influence on Tory policy

Margaret Hodge, the woman who took Amazon, Google and Starbucks to task over tax avoidance, demands answers from the PM and Lynton Crosby

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

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
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

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

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own