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Benedict Cumberbatch tonight apologised after talking about "coloured actors" on US television, saying he had been "an idiot".

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The Tories and Labour are running neck and neck while the Liberal Democrats trail in fifth place behind Ukip and the Greens, according to the latest polling by Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft.

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