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A poll of more than 2,000 people found that 61 per cent believe the voting system should be reformed so that smaller parties are better represented in parliament

General Election 2015: Sixty per cent of people want voting reform, says survey

Exclusive: Fears of post-election crisis of legitimacy fuel surge in support for proportional representation

A private analysis by NHS Providers, which represents foundation trusts, has found that 64 of 98 trusts would make a projected loss in 2015-16 of £759m

General Election 2015: Hospitals face £1.9bn 'financial bombshell', Ed Miliband claims

The looming deficits could force hospital managers to cut services, lay off staff and close wards, the Labour leader will say

Nick Clegg insisted as he dismissed the idea he and David Cameron

General Election 2015: 'I did not go into government to look for mates', Clegg says

The Deputy Prime Minister says he is 'lucky' to have friends that are 'so spectacularly ignorant of politics they barely know which party I lead'

Ukip leader Nigel Farage at the Northwood Club in Ramsgate, Kent on St George’s Day

General Election 2015: Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind as he casts a line to the disaffected of Grimsby

The Ukip leader delivered his big election speech in the port town of Grimsby

David Cameron chose not to attend the Citizens UK General Election Assembly, sending Culture Secretary Sajid Javid in his stead

General Election 2015: 2,000 voters, two leaders – and one notable absentee

Sajid Javid filled in at the Citizens UK General Election Assembly – and may be regretting it

At times Nick Clegg has sounded as if he’s stating a strong preference for another coalition with the Tories, a notion which he rejects

Nick Clegg interview: ‘I’ve worked my socks off for Sheffield’

Donald Macintyre considers Clegg’s position – fighting for his own seat and campaigning with other Lib Dem candidates while at the same time trying to convince wavering voters that he did not ‘sell out’ for the sake of power

22 per cent of university staff support the Greens

General Election 2015: Over one in five of university staff plan to vote Green, says survey

Natalie Bennett’s party appears to have won heavy support from the Liberal Democrats, whose backing has collapsed on campuses

Nicola Sturgeon has ordered key members of her Holyrood cabinet to be in London immediately after the election to “begin negotiations” with Labour

General Election 2015: Sturgeon orders key members of Holyrood cabinet to head straight to London after campaign to 'begin negotiations'

The Scottish National Party is preparing for post-election talks despite Labour leader Ed Miliband ruling out a formal deal with the party

Voters queuing up to vote at a polling station in St. Pancras, London in 1937

General Election 2015 explained: Turnout

Continuing our daily miscellany celebrating the facts, figures and folklore of British general elections

Nigel Farage says he’s glad Russell Brand didn’t endorse him

Ukip was 'bitten' by celebrity culture under Robert Kilroy-Silk, the Ukip leader says

UKIP MEP David Coburn addresses party delegates during the UK Independence Party North East conference on 7 February 2015 in Hartlepool, England.

Ukip has launched its manifesto for Scotland but good luck getting a copy of it

The party says physical copies were delayed in the bank holiday post

Eddie Izzard labels nationalist protesters as 'violent' and 'aggressive' as fights break out on Glasgow trip

Watch scuffles break out as Jim Murphy and Eddie Izzard attempt Glasgow walkabout

Angry campaigners hi-jacked Waitrose’s Facebook page, challenging the chef over Shell’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic

General Election 2015: Delia Smith issues emotional plea for people to vote Labour

It's been a bumper weekend for Miliband's party, with Russell Brand, Steve Coogan and the nation's favourite home economics teacher joining

Harvey Cuffe, right, with Nick Clegg

General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'

The best question of the campaign so far?

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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'