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Police: Man arrested after missing schoolgirls are found

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, have been found safe and well. Credit: Essex Police

Two schoolgirls, who were last seen on Friday, have been found safe and well and a 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident, Essex Police said.

Sammy Clarke, 14, and Siobhan Clarke, 15, had been missing since leaving school and police were "extremely concerned" for the pair's welfare.

Cameron accuses Liberal Democrats of 'desperation'

David Cameron has accused the Liberal Democrats of "desperation" over claims made by a peer that the Prime Minister told Nick Clegg in private that he did not think the Conservatives would win a majority.

Mr Cameron responded to Lord Scriven's claims claims during a campaign visit this morning to the marginal Hastings and Rye constituency.

Speaking on the BBC, Lord Scriven said Mr Clegg told him of Mr Cameron's view shortly before Parliament was dissolved in March for the General Election.

He said he had decided to speak out after reading a report in the Daily Telegraph that the Tories were targeting a series of Lib Dem-held marginals which they believed held the key to a Conservative victory.

I don't take back anything I said in the tweet. People are not stupid. The opinion polls show what's happening, the private opinion polls show what is happening.

When I read what's on the front page of the Daily Telegraph, that David Cameron is not telling the truth to try to scare people to vote, then I think that his private feelings do need to be made clear.

– Lord Scriven speaking on the BBC


Tories and Lib Dems clash over PM's majority comment

Lib Dem peer Lord Scriven said the Prime Minister knows the Tories will not get a majority. Credit: Lynne Cameron / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Conservatives have reacted with fury to Liberal Democrat claims that David Cameron has admitted privately that he cannot win a majority at the General Election on Thursday.

Lib Dem peer Lord Scriven has said the Prime Minister told Nick Clegg in private that the Tories would not get an overall majority.

Conservative aides said the claim was "100% untrue" and "complete nonsense" and showed that the Lib Dem campaign was in a state of panic.

Writing on his Twitter feed, Lord Scriven accused Mr Cameron of "lying" about the number of seats the Conservatives need to win a majority.

A Conservative spokesman said: "This is 100%, definitely not true. The Prime Minister has repeatedly made clear we only need to win 23 seats to get a majority and he is totally focused on winning that majority."

Greaves set for Spurs Hall of Fame induction

Jimmy Greaves is set to be inducted into the Spurs Hall of Fame a week on Wednesday.

Club legend Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday and is currently in intensive care in hospital.

Jimmy Greaves scored 266 goals for Spurs. Credit: PA

The striker played a key part in Spurs' successful side in the 1960s, scoring in their FA Cup success in 1962 and their European Cup Winners' Cup win over Atletico Madrid.

During his nine years at White Hart Lanes, Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 matches for Spurs.

Greaves also netted 44 goals in 57 England games, the fourth-highest total of all time.

Nick Clegg: Britons face 'stark choice' on Thursday

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg has said the people of Britain "face the biggest decision of their political lifetime" on Thursday May 7th.

Speaking in Vince Cable's Twickenham constituency while on the campaign trail, Mr Clegg said the country has to make "a stark choice" between a minority Labour administration "propped up one way or the other by the SNP" or a minority Conservative government in "a right-wing 'Blukip' appliance".


Spurs legend Greaves in intensive care after stroke

Jimmy Greaves is being treated in hospital. Credit: PA

Former England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday and is in intensive care in hospital, his family has said.

Football legend Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday May 3, and is in intensive care in hospital.

His wife, Irene, and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time for the family.

They will issue a bulletin on his condition when it is appropriate.

England's greatest ever goal scorer was 75 on February 20, and has been working regularly on the personal appearances circuit in harness with his friend and agent Terry Baker.

Jimmy had a minor stroke in 2012, but appeared to have made a full recovery. He was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on May 13 at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane.

This is all we wish to say at the present time.

– Greaves family statement
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