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Migrant votes 'key in marginals'
Nearly four million foreign-born voters in England and Wales can cast their ballot on May 7

Migrant votes 'key in marginals'

Migrant voters could have a "decisive" impact in a range of key marginal seats in the forthcoming general election, a new study has found.

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Anguish as hostage swap hopes fade

Anguish as hostage swap hopes fade

The agony of the families of a captured journalist and fighter pilot is continuing after a sunset dead line for a possible prisoner swap allegedly set by their Islamic State (IS) kidnappers passed with no clue whether they are still alive.

Business news

BT to tackle £7bn pension deficit

BT to tackle £7bn pension deficit

BT has revealed that its pension deficit has swollen to £7 billion as it agreed a 16-year recovery plan that will include £2 billion in payments over the next three years.

Technology news

First operation for surgical robot

First operation for surgical robot

A surgical robot fitted with multiple arms has carried out its debut operation in England, in a technology breakthrough which will make new treatments possible for the first time.

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