News archive from 7 May 2015

Election 2015: Millions due to cast their vote

Election 2015: Millions due to cast their vote

Millions of people will be casting their votes in the UK general election later. Polls open at 07:00 BST at around 50,000 polling stations across the country. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected with about 50 million people registered to...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 
Election 2015: Glossary of election terms

Election 2015: Glossary of election terms

Politics is awash with terms and phrases that are beloved of commentators and politicians alike. Here is a guide to some of the key terms. Absentee ballot A vote cast by someone who cannot reach a polling station. Can be postal or by proxy (see...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 
The psychology of voting: an emotional matter?

The psychology of voting: an emotional matter?

"You're better looking in real life!" A spontaneous remark from a woman seeing the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg in the flesh for the first time. It was a small incident that briefly brightened up the day's campaign trail, but for...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 
Food Photographer of the Year 2015

Food Photographer of the Year 2015

A waddling gaggle of geese, six smiling gurnards on fishmongers' scales and red raindrops from pressed grapes - the finalists of this year's Food Photographer of the Year competition have been revealed. Here food critic, broadcaster and chair of the...

BBC, 00:01 in Regional
 

Manchester United "close to Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels transfers'

Manchester United are closing in on the double signing of Ilkay Gundogan and Mats Hummels, according to reports. United have been strongly linked with deals for both the Borussia Dortmund stars in recent months, with Louis van Gaal believed to be fans...

Metro, 00:04 in Sport
 

Men died after broken stairlift falls, inquest told

Two elderly men died of severe injuries after their stairlifts snapped in their homes in Kent and London and they fell down stairs, an inquest has heard. The men, both 79, were using stairlifts from Acorn Stairlifts when the equipment failed in 2013....

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 
Cameron warns of instability as polls predict hung parliament

Cameron warns of instability as polls predict hung parliament

David cameron has made his final plea to voters for "a stable Government" as the closest election in a generation draws to a close. Voters heading to polling booths today are unlikely to hand any party a majority, with election analysis for...

 
Leeds pub thug jailed over stool attack

Leeds pub thug jailed over stool attack

A thug who punched a man unconscious before hitting him repeatedly over the head with a stool in an unprovoked pub attack has been jailed. Jeffrey Bingham left his victim with a serious head wounding following the assault in the Regent pub, Kirkgate,...

 
Election 2015: Voting - just the facts

Election 2015: Voting - just the facts

Here are the basics for anyone planning on voting in the 2015 general election. * If you haven’t registered to vote (including by post or proxy - except an emergency proxy, see below), it’s too late. Check to see if you are registered at...

 
Election 2015: Voters in Scotland go to the polls

Election 2015: Voters in Scotland go to the polls

Voting is set to get underway in the UK general election, with 59 Scottish seats up for grabs. Polling stations will open between 07:00 and 22:00. Counting will begin when polls close. More than four million people are registered to vote in Scotland,...

BBC, 00:10 in Regional
 
SNP victory ‘will start new referendum movement’

SNP victory ‘will start new referendum movement’

Scotland will be "on the road" to a second referendum with an SNP victory in today's election, Nicola Sturgeon was told yesterday. Opposition parties warned that confident Nationalists are “on manoeuvres” for a second vote on leaving the...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Parties and candidates embrace social media

Parties and candidates embrace social media

It WAS billed as the first social media election, the first in which parties and candidates would truly embrace social platforms to share their campaign messages and engage with the electorate. Over the past five weeks, considerable effort has been...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Dr Daniel Kenealy: Death of broken political system

Dr Daniel Kenealy: Death of broken political system

Today's general election is the most unpredictable since the 1970s. The battle of narratives in Scotland has been between Scottish Labour's "vote SNP, get the Tories" and the SNP's "vote for us to make Scotland's voice heard at...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 

Gareth Bale is living on past glories as world's most expensive player struggles under pressure at Real...

Gareth Bale is determined to ride out the storm at Real Madrid despite criticism for his 'no-show' against Juventus on Tuesday night. The world's most expensive player believes his Real Madrid team-mates Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo can serve...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

'Lionel Messi is from a different planet'... Twitter footballers react in awe of Barcelona star's Champions...

Lionel Messi's masterclass in Barcelona's 3-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich drew acclaim from within football and beyond. The Argentinian was at his brilliant best in the late stages, scoring two supreme goals including a second that...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 


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