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Clegg fails to clarify position on Tory EU 'red line'

Nick Clegg refused to clarify what his position would be if the Tories demand an in/out EU referendum in 2017 as part of a future coalition.

Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, the Liberal Democrat leader said: "The Conservatives constantly flip-flop on's about as cast-iron as what he said about the Lisbon Treaty", he added.

Nick Clegg refused to clarify what his response would be if the issue of an EU referendum became a coalition deal sticking point. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

When Marr asked if he would agree to David Cameron having his referendum on Europe in 2017 in any further coalition deal, Mr Clegg said: "Before I address anyone else's red lines, I would address mine".

"I personally think that for many many people...ensuring fair tax cuts for low and middle incomes, that we properly support the NHS, that we don't close their local nursery schools and colleges is much more important than some of the other red lines that other parties have chosen".

Wait for the baby princess' name continues

The name of the new royal princess could be announced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today.

William and Kate may tell the world what they will call their second child, who was born yesterday and introduced to the world during a photocall on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital.

The Duke and Duchess and Cambridge with their new daughter. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The royal couple announced the name of their son George the day after they left the hospital in July 2013, and may do the same for their daughter.

Proud father Prince William spoke of his joy following the birth, telling the waiting media he was "very happy".


Investigation continues into Devon speedboat tragedy

An investigation is continuing today into a speedboat tragedy that left a teenage girl dead and three other people injured.

The accident happened yesterday morning at a marina in the Devon fishing port of Brixham, near Torquay, in the area known as "the English Riviera".

Brixham Harbour, where the tragedy happened. Credit: Google Street View

Emergency services were called at 11.44am amid reports that a vessel carrying a father, his daughter and two school friends had capsized.

The rescue operation saw lifeboats, coastguard teams and a helicopter deployed as well as specialist divers.

Police confirmed inquiries into the tragedy were continuing and urged witnesses to get in touch.

Farage calls Cameron 'Desperate Dave' over Ukip claims

Nigel Farage has called the Prime Minister "Desperate Dave" over his suggestions that Ukip will not win any seats at the election.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage called the Prime Minister 'Desperate Dave'. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

The Ukip leader told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that David Cameron has been "saying to these voters that have left him over the course of the last five years, 'Please come home'."

"They're not going back to a guy that's covered the country in windmills, that has slashed our armed forces, raised the level of the foreign aid budget ... those voters aren't going back," he added.

Silicon Valley tech boss David Goldberg dies unexpectedly

Tech executive David Goldberg, head of the online SurveyMonkey site and husband of Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, has died aged 47.

Mr Goldberg's brother Robert Goldberg wrote on his Facebook page that he "passed away suddenly last night.

David Goldberg died unexpectedly on Friday night Credit: Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid tribute to "amazing person" and said his "thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl and her family".

In her book "Lean In," Mrs Sandberg attributed much of her own success to her husband, who she said supported her career decisions and shared equally in the work of raising their young children.


UK 'within touching distance' of a Labour government

Yvette Cooper has said the country is "within touching distance" of a Labour government.

The shadow home secretary told BBC's Andrew Marr Show, "We've got four days to go and look, we are getting a very warm response.

Labour's Yvette Cooper spoke to Andrew Marr. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

"I think we are within touching distance of having a Labour government with a completely different vision for Britain.

"It's about our values as well as the policies we're setting out."

Sunshine and some showers for most

Rain clearing from England, Wales and Northern Ireland through this morning.

Staying windy and cold across much of Scotland with heavy rain and hill snow for much of the day.

Rain clearing from England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Credit: Met Office

Sunny spells developing elsewhere, but also some heavy showers in places with a risk of thunder.

Feeling warm in the sunshine with highs reaching 19C (66F).

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