Nigel Farage said he wanted Tories to switch allegiance temporarily

‘Lend us your votes’: Ukip's Nigel Farage steals in to Conservative Party Conference to lure Tory support

Nigel Farage will on Monday urge the Tory faithful to “lend us your votes” in next year’s European elections as he makes a scene-stealing series of appearances at the Conservative conference.

David Cameron is smiling now. But Nick Clegg could have last laugh

Inside Westminster: Labour says the ‘Red Ed’ soubriquet jars with the Tory decision to attack Miliband as weak

Page 3 Profile: Helen Skelton, television presenter

Why is everyone’s favourite ‘daredevil’ Blue Peter presenter in the news? Has she climbed the Shard or something?

Michael Spencer’s company has been fined £55m

Heat raised on Tory donor as Libor fixing file is passed to SFO

Criminal charges could be a possibility for brokers who worked  for Michael Spencer

Is the Green Party a real political alternative for students?

They're small and growing, but are the Greens a viable option or a wasted vote?

Iain Dale, political blogger and publisher. Chris Ison/PA Wire

Iain Dale questioned by police after scuffle with protesting pensioner over Damian McBride memoirs at Labour conference

Publisher was involved in fisticuffs with Stuart Holmes

Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke

The O Zone: We at Leyton Orient are loving life in the fast lane... just do not ask me to drive

The O Zone: Behind the scenes at Leyton Orient

'Stop buying Home Counties schlosses': Boris Johnson rattles super-wealthy with plea for greater philanthropy

Mayor of New York says Britain had yet to catch up with American idea of large-scale giving

Death toll rises to 123 in Mexico following Tropical Storm Ingrid and Hurricane Manuel

59,000 people believed to have been evacuated from their homes

Inside Westminster: Our political conferences have turned into glorified trade fairs

Companies are paying political parties millions for access to their MPs

Labour Party conference: Future of HS2 in doubt as Ed Balls warns of veto

Announcement marks a significant change of policy

Children should be taught how to 'lose graciously', says independent schools leader

Children should be taught how to “lose graciously” to prepare them for life after school, an independent schools leader said today.

Labour has asked the Government’s independent tax and spending watchdog to audit its 2015 election manifesto in an attempt to head off Conservative attacks that the party would spend recklessly

Labour conference: Ed Balls to call in spending watchdog to audit 2015 election manifesto

Poll reveals Labour’s plans for greater infrastructure spending could propel party to election victory

Labour Conference: Benefit-tests firm Atos is ‘a disgrace’ and should be sacked, Liam Byrne to say

The firm carrying out the Government’s controversial “fitness for work” tests on disabled benefit claimants is a “disgrace” and should be stripped of its contract, Labour will say on Monday.

Paul Kenny, the leader of the GMB union who chairs the Trade Union and Labour Party Liaison Organisation, won huge applause at the Brighton conference when he attacked Mr Miliband’s plan for union members to 'opt in' to supporting the party financially

Trade union leaders threaten to block Ed Miliband's reform plans

GMB union leader attacks plan for union members to “opt in” to supporting the party financially

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'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
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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?
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'Missing link' between Earth's two life-forms found

New microbial species tells us something about our dark past, say scientists
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Tim Walker checks in and checks out a four-hour journey with a difference
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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
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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
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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
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