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Sturgeon insists SNP will not cause 'chaos' in Parliament

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has rejected claims that her party will cause 'chaos' in Westminster if it refused to back the budget plans put forward by a minority Labour government.

Speaking on the campaign trail, Ms Sturgeon admitted the SNP would block a Labour budget if it included more austerity measures but she said this "would not bring down a minority government" but would force it to rethink.

Row over claims Tories have given up on a majority

A row has broken out between Nick Clegg and David Cameron, just three days before the election. The Tory leader says claims made by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Scriven, that the Prime Minister has privately given up on winning a majority are "desperate". Nick Clegg responded insisting Conservatives, who were campaigning for a majority were peddling a "big, fat fib".

ITV News political correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:


Dallas gunman was a 'target of a terror investigation'

One of the gunmen at attack at an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a Dallas suburb has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man previously the target of a terror investigation, ABC News said citing a senior FBI official.

Report: Dallas gunman was a 'target of a terror investigation'. Credit: PA

The America network said FBI agents and a bomb squad were searching Simpson's Phoenix home overnight.

Russell Brand backs Labour leader Ed Miliband

Russell Brand has backed backed the Labour leader Ed Miliband just days before the general election.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: "You've got to vote Labour.

"David Cameron might think I’m a joke, but I don’t think there is anything funny about what the Conservative Party have been doing to this country and we have to stop them."

Greens: UK 'must do more for people fleeing violence'

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said that Britain must do "must do more for people fleeing violence".


PM pays a visit to 'world's oldest ever newlyweds'

David Cameron has visited the world's oldest ever newlyweds George Kirby and Doreen Luckie and gave them his "best wishes".

Mr Kirby will turn 103 when he marries 91-year-old Doreen Luckie on June 13th in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Police: Man arrested after missing schoolgirls are found

Two schoolgirls, who were last seen on Friday, have been found safe and well and a 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, Essex Police said.

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, had been missing since leaving school and police were "extremely concerned" for the pair's welfare.

Cameron accuses Liberal Democrats of 'desperation'

David Cameron has accused the Liberal Democrats of "desperation" over claims made by a peer that the Prime Minister told Nick Clegg in private that he did not think the Conservatives would win a majority.

Mr Cameron responded to Lord Scriven's claims during a campaign visit this morning to the marginal Hastings and Rye constituency.

Speaking on the BBC, Lord Scriven said Mr Clegg told him of Mr Cameron's view shortly before Parliament was dissolved in March for the General Election.

He said he had decided to speak out after reading a report in the Daily Telegraph that the Tories were targeting a series of Lib Dem-held marginals which they believed held the key to a Conservative victory.

I don't take back anything I said in the tweet. People are not stupid. The opinion polls show what's happening, the private opinion polls show what is happening.

When I read what's on the front page of the Daily Telegraph, that David Cameron is not telling the truth to try to scare people to vote, then I think that his private feelings do need to be made clear.

– Lord Scriven speaking on the BBC
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