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Another warm day - but showers will develop

A band of rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland at first will gradually push southwards into northern parts of England and Wales through the day.

Some of today's showers will be heavy Credit: Met Office

Behind this much cooler and also showery air will feed in, with some of the showers turning wintry over high ground. Further south and it will be another warm day with some decent sunny spells, but showers are going to develop through the afternoon; some of these are likely to be heavy at times.

Nick Clegg rules out SNP 'life support' deal

Nick Clegg says he will not strike any post-election deal with a Labour minority government propped up "on a life support system" by the SNP.

Nick Clegg will not work with the SNP Credit: PA

The Liberal Democrat leader added that a coalition with a party that had the second largest number of seats after 7 May would lack "legitimacy".

Labour has repeatedly ruled out forming a formal coalition with the Scottish nationalists in spite of its leader Nicola Sturgeon indicating she would be willing to work in an "anti-Tory majority".

But Mr Clegg told the Financial Times: "I totally rule out any arrangements with the SNP - in the same way I rule out any arrangements with Ukip - because there is no meeting point for me with one party that basically wants to pull our country to bits and another party that wants us to pull out of the EU.

"I would never recommend to the Liberal Democrats that we help establish a government which is basically on a life support system, where Alex Salmond could pull the plug any time he wants. No, no, no."

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Prince Charles in dawn tribute for Gallipoli fallen

Prince Charles at the service Credit: ITV News

The Prince of Wales and Prince Harry have joined more than 10,000 people in a dawn pilgrimage to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

In an address to the crowd, Prince Charles spoke how they there to remember "the sacrifice of all those who served and suffered" in the battle that cost thousands of lives.

Crowds at the Gallipoli dawn service Credit: Reuters

Australia's prime minister Tony Abbott and New Zealand premier John Key were at the ceremony near Anzac Cove. Other dignitaries included Irish president Michael Higgins.

The Australian and New Zealanders in the crowd had sat huddled together overnight to be close to the special site on the Turkish peninsula where a century ago the troops launched an amphibious attack at first light.

Gordon Brown in appeal to 'patriotic Scots'

The former prime minister says Labour has a better plan for families Credit: PA

Gordon Brown is to make a direct appeal to 'patriotic Scots' to back Labour's plans for full employment in the country.

The former prime minister will lend his weight to the party's election campaign on Saturday with a visit to Elderslie near Paisley where he will tell voters that Labour can deliver results for working families in Scotland.

Speaking ahead of his visit, Brown said: "Labour has a better plan for working families. The sharing of parental leave with grandparents would give families in Scotland more flexibility by recognising the important role that grandparents play."

"Full employment should be a priority objective and not just an afterthought."

Brown also dismissed any influence the SNP might hope to hold in any Labour-led government.

"When the issue is who will deliver change in a UK Government that benefits the Scottish people, I tell you from my experience as prime minister that a Scot such as Douglas Alexander would have more power to affect positive change during a 50-minute Cabinet meeting than any SNP MP could achieve in five years of protest outside of government."

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'I am a woman' announces reality TV star Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner was formerly married to Kris Kardashian Credit: PA

Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner has revealed that he is "for all intents and purposes" a woman.

The 65-year-old's announcement on a US TV interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer follows much speculation that he was transitioning to become a woman.

Jenner, who is the former husband of Kris Kardashian, said that he had been confused about gender identity since childhood and did not want to live a lie any more.

"I can't do that any longer," Jenner told Sawyer.

I must 'pace myself' admits Farage after health worry

The Ukip leader says he is 'back to the old me ' Credit: PA

Nigel Farage has insisted he is "back to the old me" after a health scare although he admitted he may need medical treatment for the rest of his life.

The UKip leader revealed that he has seen doctors and been prescribed strong sleeping pills and muscle relaxants to deal with a flare-up of pain from an old spinal injury during the early weeks of the election campaign.

"I was not unwell, I have not had heart palpitations, but I was getting increasingly terrible pain in my shoulder, my back, and so I was suffering from neuralgic pain," he told the Daily Telegraph

"I am taking a few tablets but it is something I have got to live with and I have got to pace myself. I think I am going to have medical treatment for the rest of my life."

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