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Calm down, Mandelson tells TV reporter

The strain of covering, and directing, the general election campaign started to show today during tetchy exchanges between journalists and ministers at Labour's press conference.

Four million watch second leaders' television debate

More than four million viewers tuned in to watch the second leaders' debate last night on various TV channels, figures showed today.

We have halted Clegg bandwagon, claim rivals

The Conservatives and Labour claimed today that they had halted Nick Clegg's bandwagon after the second leaders' debate failed to throw up a decisive result.

Tom Sutcliffe: Clegg grows into a man with the confidence to interrupt first

The terms of political trade were altered dramatically in the first debate. Last night did nothing to restore the old order

Sky ready to push rules to the limit in round two of the leadership debates

Forced to occupy the centre-ground, Nick Clegg will find it more difficult to play the outsider in tonight's clash

What our mums' panel makes of the election

Britain's three main political parties are all failing to capture the family friendly vote – that was the verdict of a recent Populus poll for the Family and Parenting Institute. Respondents placed Labour in a flimsy lead over the Conservatives as the most family-friendly, by 27 per cent to 24 per cent. The Lib Dems lagged behind with just 10 per cent.

Tories attack 'eccentric' Lib Dems after debate ratings

The Tories today launched a ferocious broadside against "eccentric" Liberal Democrat policies after Nick Clegg emerged as the clear winner in a clutch of instant polls following last night's historic leaders' debate.

China 'set to produce more legal highs'

Chinese chemical factories are planning to outsmart the British authorities by providing more "legal highs" if the Government bans mephedrone, it is reported today.

Simon Calder: A flight from reality as it gets difficult to discern fact from propaganda

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Pandora: Reality TV? It's Sky News, the novel

Adam, Kay, et al: time to put in a pre-order. The former Sky newscaster Juliette Foster has allowed us a look at the synopsis of her long-awaited novel, Breaking News, and it promises to be every bit as titillating as anticipated.

Gold demands points penalties to curb debts

David Gold, the co-chairman of West Ham United, has called on his counterparts in the Premier League and the league itself to help "save us from ourselves".

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