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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.

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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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Could English manifesto fuel new referendum hopes?

The Conservatives' English manifesto launched today proposes English votes for English laws.

But seven months after Scotland voted to save the union, critics say that the proposals could fuel demands for another referendum and could stoke the flames of English nationalism.

Tories proposes English-only votes for key policies

Launching his English manifesto today, David Cameron said that English MPs would have the final say over income tax and other key policies.

The Conservative leader promised firm proposals from the manifesto would be in place within 100 days of forming a government and full implementation by the March budget.

English MPs will be able to set an English rate of income tax and set budgets and policies for health and schools.

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