Election highlights of the day: 24/04/10
Saturday 24 April 2010
Insight of the day
The astrologer Russell Grant has come up with his predictions for the three leaders on 6 May.
Gordon Brown, a Pisces, "is currently in his Jupiter return year", Libran David Cameron has "a very beautiful chart with an emphasis on Leo and Libra", while Nick Clegg, Capricorn, would be well-advised to keep an eye on Jupiter, which is "in Leo...and Uranus". Not sure what that means, but one question: is it as accurate as a Sun poll?
Fact of the day
Billy Bragg delivered some home truths to the BNP while out canvassing in east London. The singer, who is appearing in a play highlighting the danger of extremism, asked the London Assembly member Richard Barnbrook – dressed as St George – if he knew that England's patron saint came from the Lebanon. "He didn't like that and just rode off on a horse," said Bragg.
Lesson of the day
Is Eric Pickles learning the hard way not to make promises he can't keep? After he promised to sack any Tory getting involved in dirty tricks, Nick Robinson reports hacks from the Tory papers were called in by Team Cameron for "Tory HQ's favourite titbits about the Lib Dems", much of which ended up in print.
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
techLuke Blackall reports on precision engineered prams and babygros that monitor your child 24-7
The ten coldest places on Earth
Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
David Cameron explains selfie with Obama and Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Mandela Memorial
Krokodil in Mexico? Teenager hospitalised after 'injecting drug into her genitals'
Australia incest case: Filthy and severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Exeter to Edinburgh and back in a day: How one fresher's lost bet left him facing a 900-mile round trip
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
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