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A couple and two children, including a baby, have been found dead with stab wounds in an apparent murder suicide in an apartment in Gibraltar.

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A British former Olympic diver and his wife have been found shot dead on a sofa at their villa in a "sleepy" Spanish village.

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The Duke of Cambridge has officially started work with the company that operates the East Anglian Air Ambulance service - and is expected to begin flying rescue missions in the summer, Kensington Palace has said.

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Election 2015

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Cameron challenged on Labour claim

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street

David Cameron's General Election campaign ran into its first setback within hours of his visit to Buckingham Palace to inform the Queen of the dissolution of Parliament, as a respected economic think tank challenged his claim that a Labour victory would result in tax rises of more than £3,000 for every working family.

Hold tight – the long road to No 10 starts here

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Is it only five years since the last one? The General Election of 2015 is less than 50 days away, and while some of us might dread the next few weeks there is no doubting that its outcome will directly affect our lives.

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Letter: The few cash in

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I do wish that people would stop blaming the previous Government for the financial mess we are in.

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Star Comment: What’s the truth on decision?

The first two, of an eventual ten, turbines at RWE npower renewables 20.5MW Bradwell wind farm, on the Dengie peninsula in Essex, which have started generating electricity ahead of a pending 10% cut in government supports.

Today marks the official dissolution of parliament, the countdown to the general election on May 7 when the country will go to the polls to elect the people it wishes to represent them for the next five years.

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Balls to vow help for small firms

Ed Balls will promise smaller firms they will be first in line for future tax cuts

Labour will reverse a planned cut in corporation tax to pay for a reduction in business rates for small businesses, Ed Balls will pledge.

US stocks gain on encouraging data

A Wall Street rally nudged the Dow Jones industrial average back into positive territory for the year (AP)

Encouraging US economic data and a batch of corporate deals put Wall Street investors in a buying mood yesterday, sending stocks sharply higher.