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First Person: The party's relative failure in the election was ignored in favour of its new position as "player, not spectator"

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Nick Clegg will be forced to face the growing concerns within his party over co-operating with a Tory government amid unease that the Liberal Democrats may fail to secure any major concessions on changing Britain's voting system.

DJ Taylor: It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

From a flustered Fiona to bubbling Brucie, the BBC rolled out its big guns and paraded celebs. ITV, meanwhile, was busy getting the election news first

Dom Joly: What a coincidence – my party had a power cut too

I've always fancied watching an election unravel from the "inside". When I got the call asking me whether I'd like to be on the BBC boat party, moored underneath the London Eye, I jumped at the chance. I suppose, in my mind, I expected it would be like being in JFK's hotel suite (not alone, not dressed as a lady). We would all be huddled around the telly swapping insider gossip about what was going on.

Julian Knight: In debt? Then steer clear of these IVA rip-off merchants

Coming out of recession is often the most dangerous time for your personal finances.

Cameron phone call exposes cracks in party unity

Morale was low among Liberal Democrat staffers as they trudged back to the party's Westminster headquarters from a private party gathering at the nearby National Liberal Club.

Time for a rethink for science lobby

Science lost one of its strongest parliamentary supporters with the surprise defeat of Evan Harris, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, who is also a medical doctor. Dr Harris, the Liberal Democrat spokesman on science, lost his seat by just 176 votes to the Conservative candidate, Nicola Blackwood.

As majority eludes him, Cameron warns Brown against hanging on

David Cameron warned Gordon Brown not to try to "cling to power" after the Tories made gains from Labour but not enough to form a majority at Westminster.

Pandora: Tony Blair will go to the ball

Much tittering in the publishing industry last week, following the news that a certain Icelandic volcano had rendered Tony Blair (plus tan) unable to return from the Middle East. Not only was he due to join the Labour Party on the campaign trail, but he was to be thrown a no-expense-spared do at the London Book Fair by his publishers, Random House, in order to meet and greet industry figures. Unable to cancel the event, the champagne and canapés had to be passed around without him.

Election 2010: And so the marathon begins...

The election is still 28 days away, and already the party leaders have clocked up hundreds of miles. Andy McSmith gets to grips with the mechanics of the campaigns

Pandora: No fighting with Thor, insists Sir Anthony

Few would dare to challenge Sir Anthony Hopkins' long-cemented status as one of the big screen's foremost heavyweights.

Pandora: Young Prezza makes new Commons bid

While John Prescott is busy enjoying his political swansong in typically bullish fashion, I hear another member of the Prezza dynasty has quietly launched a fresh bid for a parliamentary career of his own.

Pandora: A triumph of form over content?

An unexpected spat has broken out amongst the literati of Wales. Tessa Dahl, pictured, the statuesque mother of Sophie and daughter of Roald, is engaged in a harsh exchange of words with the organisers of the world's richest literary award, The Dylan Thomas Prize.

Pandora: Windfall for Blairs as Sedgefield home sells

*When Tony and Cherie Blair put their Sedgefield home, "Myrobella", on the market this autumn, property experts predicted a rapid sale despite the steep asking price.

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