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Who should I vote for?

With less than two weeks until the General Election it’s about time you decided you will get your vote.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

ELECTION 2017 - Fact Check: are fewer people switching gas or electricity company?

“We wanted to see more competition. We wanted to see more people able to switch between energy users [sic], that, over the last three or four years has not happened. This is a market that is not working perfectly and therefore we are intervening to make markets work better.”

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ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

ELECTION 2017: Daily election diary

It was a good day for Theresa May whose reported row with Philip Hammond was completely overshadowed by Labour’s leaked manifesto.

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Theresa May supports return of fox hunting: What do you think? Have your say

The Tories will renew a pledge to hold a free vote on overturning the ban on fox hunting, Theresa May told voters last night.

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ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

ELECTION 2017: What does President Macron mean for Brexit?

The campaign for the French presidency revealed a stark fault line on Europe. The openly pro-European Emmanuel Macron called for the EU to be strengthened while the staunchly anti-EU Marine Le Pen promised a referendum on Frexit. Victory for the former therefore raises interesting questions about what his stance will be on negotiating the UK’s exit from the union.

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ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

ELECTION 2017: Can we trust the opinion polls in election 2017?

Political opinion polls have taken a bit of a battering in the past few years. There was wide agreement on the eve of the last UK general election that the outcome would be a hung parliament. Few pollsters saw Donald Trump winning the 2015 presidential election in the US. And almost everyone agreed that Brexit would not happen. So are opinion polls worth the paper they’re written on any more?

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ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

ELECTION 2017: Strong and stable leadership: inside the Conservatives’ election slogan

This article originally appeared in The Conversation

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Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

Conservatives bring back the tax bombshell

The Conservatives will bring back one of their most successful election poster campaigns as they claim Jeremy Corbyn would inflict a tax “bombshell” on families today. It will launch a new poster with the slogan “Corbyn: No Bombs for our Army, One big bombshell for your family”.

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Peter Kay in the ad for John Smiths.

HAVE IT! Amateur footballers stunned as ball kicked over fence turns up 1,000 miles away

Amateur footballers have been left stunned after a ball which was kicked out of their ground turned up 1,100 miles away in NORWAY.

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Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Primark has responded to #chipgate in the best way possible

Social media went mad earlier this month after customers desperate to get their hands on the latest must-have product were disappointed when Primark sold out.

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Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape

Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape

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Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Energy flashes in distant galaxies ‘could be alien spacecraft’

Mysterious flashes of energy detected in distant galaxies may be evidence of super-advanced aliens powering interstellar spacecraft, theorists claim.

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Swiss mountain air pictured near The Matterhorn

Swiss mountain air selling for £200

A barmy Brit is selling fresh mountain air from Switzerland ... for a breathtaking £200 a bottle.

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Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Rise of the robots: the jobs set to be overtaken by technology

Salespeople, spreadsheet jockeys and, er, journalists will be the first jobs to hit the scrapheap due to advances in technology, according to a leading technology expert.

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Pictured from left, Beth Parsons, Ant, Jamie Oliver, Dec and Christopher Dean. Picture: Stray FM (s)

Jamie Oliver pranked in Yorkshire for return of Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway

Two radio presenters went undercover in Harrogate to help prank celebrity chef Jamie Oliver for the return of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.

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The most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history is no Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen.

REVEALED: What Jane Austen’s Mr Darcy should REALLY have looked like

Bad news, ladies - everything you think you know about Jane Austen’s tall, dark and handsome Fitzwilliam Darcy is wrong.

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Partick Thistles terrifying mascot Kingsley in pursuit of Pudsey Bear  (Pic: John Devlin)

Beards, boiled eggs and bagels - children’s 40 biggest fears

Spiders, dogs and the dark are among British children’s biggest fears - while beards, boiled eggs and bagels are among the most peculiar, according to new research.

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