Pensioner Angela Hay was in shock. She had been sitting on a bench in South Shields’ King Street, enjoying the sunshine, when Nigel Farage and Ukip’s parliamentary by-election candidate Richard Elvin, along with assorted TV crews, descended on her.
Former MEP claims Nigel Farage is to blame for failing to vet candidates with far-right links
TV comedian Lee Nelson has withdrawn his nomination to stand in the South Shields by-election.
The news that Margaret Thatcher’s old nemesis, Michael Heseltine, will be at her funeral is an excuse to replay the story that the Tory MP Conor Burns told the Commons a couple of years ago.
Is Colmans fish and chip shop about to lose its most famous customer?
Decision to move to New York to work for charity will mean by-election in South Shields constituency and disappointment for Blairites who hoped return would boost Labour's election chances
Retailer HMV has announced it will close 66 shops nationwide.
Lifetime achievement: Sebastian Coe
Whatever happened to compassion asks Peter Dunn
Emerging from the heyday of the British big bands as one of its most admired instrumentalists, Eddie Mordue went on to become a highly successful session player, at home in every musical genre.
Working-class camaraderie, Fifties middle-class suburbia and the complications of life in the upper-classes
David Miliband, the former foreign secretary, is considering a role in television after losing the Labour leadership contest last year.
Slight stand-up Simon Amstell has again turned his lashing tongue to the abuse of a music-based national treasure.
Ed Miliband held out the prospect of a return to frontline politics for his older brother, David, last night, admitting that the quality of Labour's top team had been hit hard by the departure of a "massive talent" to the back benches.
Labour leader Ed Miliband left the door open for his elder brother David to return to the party's front line today after the former foreign secretary dramatically announced he was quitting the shadow cabinet.