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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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Jordan demands proof pilot is alive

Jordan demands proof pilot is alive

Jordan has demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al Qaida prisoner is freed.

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FA supports Prince Ali for FIFA bid

FA supports Prince Ali for FIFA bid

The Football Association has formally nominated Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein as a candidate to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Business news

House-building creating jobs boom

House-building creating jobs boom

More than 100,000 jobs have been created over the past two years through a surge in house-building, with thousands more workers needed to meet the demand for homes, according to a new report.

Technology news

Supporters plead for dinosaur Dippy

Supporters plead for dinosaur Dippy

Dippy the Diplodocus has become a monster trending hit on Twitter as supporters rally to stop him being put out to pasture by the Natural History Museum.

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Dyer 'licked Mary Berry's ear'

Dyer 'licked Mary Berry's ear'

EastEnders star Danny Dyer admitted he turn down a chance to star in a celebrity version of The Great British Bake Off because he was worried he had offended Mary Berry by licking her ear during a drunken acceptance speech at an awards ceremony.

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