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Cameron and Miliband give final speeches of campaign

The Conservatives and Labour have brought their general election campaigns to a close with final rallying speeched from the party leaders ahead of the polls opening tomorrow.

David Cameron gives his final rally speech of the campaign Credit: PA

In the crucial marginal seat of Carlisle, Tory leader David Cameron appealed to voters for more time to build a better Britain in the "generation-defining" election.

He told them he was not a "demented accountant" obsessed with getting rid of the deficit, but said he aimed to make life better for working people.

It comes down to a choice of leadership. Whether you want me to continue leading our country and taking it forward, or whether you want Ed Miliband to go back to the start and waste all the work of the last five years.

Do you want the people who are fixing the economy, or the people who wrecked our economy?

– David Cameron
Ed Miliband spoke to voters in Leeds Credit: PA

Meanwhile in Leeds, Labour leader Ed Miliband accused his rival of having "ducked and dived, evaded and avoided" in a bid to "hide the truth" about further cuts.

He told voters the UK could not afford another five years under the Conservatives.

Five years of food banks spreading across our country. Five years of falling wages for working people. Five years of rising bills for millions of families. Five years of an epidemic of zero hours contracts. Five years of the dream of home ownership shrinking from sight.

– Ed Miliband, Labour
Nick Clegg completed his 1000-mile journey Credit: ITV News

And Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg marked the end of his campaign with a 1,000-mile journey between two of the party's most outer-lying contested seats.

He made the journey from Land's End, where former Lib Dem MP for St Ives Andrew George is standing, to John O'Groats, where former Lib Dem MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross, John Thurso, is defending his seat.



Tributes paid to Hot Chocolate frontman

Tributes have started to appear online to Hot Chocolate frontman Errol Brown.

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Among those paying tribute was singer Beverley Knight who said: "I am so gutted. Errol Brown was such a charismatic performer" and musician and producer Nile Rodgers.

Bookmakers William Hill also tweeted their respects for Brown, who was known to have owned a number of racehorses including one called Gainsay.

Baltimore requests police review after custody death

A mural of Freddie Gray is painted on a building in Baltimore Credit: PA

Officials in Baltimore have asked the US Justice Department to investigate its police for civil rights violations after the death of Freddie Gray whose death in custody sparked days of protests and unrest.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said today the review will look into police practices such as frisks, street stops of suspects, arrests and searches to see if they violate the US Constitution.

"We cannot be timid in addressing this problem and I am a mayor that does not shy away from our city's big challenges," Rawlings-Blake said.

25-year-old Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries last month after being arrested by police.

Six officers were charged last week in Gray's death in a case that is the latest in a series of deaths of unarmed black men involving police officers across the United States.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is considering Rawlings-Blake's request, the Justice Department said in a statement

Errol Brown's manager: There was always music around wherever he was

There was always music around wherever he was, Errol Brown's manager said in tribute to the star.

Brown, who is survived by his wife and two daughters, died at home in the Bahamas, Phil Dale said.

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Paying tribute to Brown, who was made an MBE in 2003, Mr Dale said he was "a wonderful gentleman".

He added: "There was always music around wherever he was. I've been with him in the middle of Australia and he has got an idea for a song and started writing.

"Errol was a lover of life and obviously music. I never went into his home, car or a hotel room without music playing. And it always played constantly in his dressing room before a concert.

"Errol was a gentleman and was a personal friend of mine who will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. His greatest legacy is that his music will live on."

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