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Big guns in pre-campaign skirmishes
File photo dated 06/05/10 of a voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station.

Big guns in pre-campaign skirmishes

With 100 days to the general election, the parties have wheeled out their big guns for a campaign which appears to be shaping up as "wealth versus health".

World news

IS issues hostages deadline threat

IS issues hostages deadline threat

An online message purportedly from Islamic State group says a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot it holds have less than 24 hours left to live.

Sport news

Farrell adds to England injury woes

Farrell adds to England injury woes

England's preparations for the RBS 6 Nations continued to unravel on Tuesday with the news that Owen Farrell will miss the entire Championship because of a knee injury.

Business news

EDF 'last' to cut energy prices

EDF 'last' to cut energy prices

EDF today became the last of the Big Six energy suppliers to cut gas prices in the wake of falling wholesale costs as it said it would cut tariffs by 1.3%.

Technology news

Twitter launches group messaging

Twitter launches group messaging

Twitter just got more social thanks to two big new features - group direct messaging, and the ability to capture, edit and share videos from within the app.

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