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Cameron denies not engaging with public

Prime Minister David Cameron has dismissed suggestions that he has not engaged with the public enough during his current election campaign.

Prime Minister David Cameron joined the public to watch the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race as it passed through Addingham in West Yorkshire Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Answering questions after making a speech on the campaign trail today Cameron said: "I think we have taken our message to the country in all sorts of different ways."

He said: "In Wetherby last week I did a sort of open air speech to members of the public as well as supporters. My opponent has not done that.

"I have done walkabouts, in places like Alnwick, met people randomly in the streets - my opponent has not done that.

"I have been in factories with audiences, sometimes Conservative voters, sometimes undecided voters, sometimes people who would not dream of voting Conservative. I have done it rolled up shirt sleeves, out there in front of people."

Clegg raises glass to royal baby on campaign trail

Nick Clegg raised a glass to the royal baby while out on the last few days of his campaign trail.

The deputy prime minister made the toast while visiting the Hush Heath Winery in Kent.

He said: "I think before we should sip we should raise a glass to the royal baby with some proper English sparkling. To the royal baby."


Britain adds extra £5.3m to Nepal quake relief funds

Britain has donated an extra £5.3m to Nepal's quake relief funds to help supply food, clean water and shelter to the millions of people who have been affected by the country's worst earthquake in 80 years.

The number of confirmed deaths since last Saturday's earthquake has risen to more than 7,000, an official from Nepal's home ministry said Credit: Jessica Lea/DFID

The money will be split between five different UN aid agencies and according to the government brings the UK contribution to the relief effort up to £22.8m.

International Development minister Justine Greening said: "The UK is standing by Nepal and its people in their hour of need by ensuring lifesaving supplies continue moving around the country and by providing charities on the ground with fast-tracked funding.

"But even more has to be done to make sure these vital supplies keep reaching those who need them. With this latest British boost we will help the UN co-ordinate the relief effort on the ground and ensure everyone affected by this disaster continues to get the support they need."

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Family tribute to teenager who died in Devon

Emily Gardner died in a fatal speedboat incident in Devon Credit: Family photo

Emily Gardner's family have paid this tribute to her:

“Our beautiful Emily was a caring loving, gentle daughter and sister. She was full of life and had the world ahead of her. She was our diamond, now shining bright in the sky.

"She will be missed and forever in our hearts."

Prince Harry 'can't wait to meet beautiful niece'

Prince Harry has spoken of his excitement at the arrival of his new niece in a statement issued by Kensington Palace.

Harry, who is currently on secondment with the army in Australia, said: "She is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to meet her."


Plane found in search for missing light aircraft

A light aircraft that went missing on its approach to Dundee airport this morning has been found near a Perthshire village, 10 miles west of where it was supposed to land.

Police confirmed the plane, which was was supposed to arrive at Dundee Airport at 12pm on Sunday afternoon, was found just after 4pm in Abernyte.

The aircraft is believed to have been carrying two people but no information has been released on their condition.

Duke and Duchess 'hugely grateful' for public support

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are "hugely grateful" for the messages of congratulations they have received following the birth of their daughter, a palace spokesperson said today.

Kensington Palace posted a message on behalf of the couple on its official Twitter page:

Police officially name teenager killed in speedboat tragedy

Emily Gardner, 14, died in a speedboat accident in Brixham, Devon on Saturday Credit:

Police have officially named the teenage girl who died following a fatal speedboat incident in Brixham as 14-year-old Emily Gardner from Gloucester.

Emily's identity was confirmed by Devon and Cornwall Police as officials revealed she was trapped underneath a small speedboat after it overturned just outside Brixham Harbour in Devon yesterday.

Police said: "Officers were alerted about the incident by the Coastguard at 12.11pm. Lifeboat crews from Brixham attended and released Emily before taking her to shore.

"Emily was taken to Torbay Hospital by ambulance in a critical condition but was pronounced dead a short time later. Her family have been informed and formal ID has taken place."

The teenager was travelling with two other 15-year-old girls and a 50-year-old man at the time of the accident.

Baltimore curfew lifted by mayor following protests

The death of Freddie Gray sparked protests across America. Credit: Reuters

A daily 10pm curfew in Baltimore, which had been in effect for five nights following violent protests over the death of Freddie Gray, has been lifted by the city's mayor.

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Twitter: "I have rescinded my order instituting a city-wide curfew. I want to thank the people of Baltimore for their patience."

It comes after six police officers involved in Gray's arrest were charged over his death, including counts of manslaughter and murder.

A post-mortem revealed Gray suffered a broken neck after being handcuffed, shackled and placed head-first into a police van.

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