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Royal gun salutes takes place in honour of new Princess

A Royal gun salute took place at the Tower of London in honour of the new Princess. Credit: Pool

Royal gun salutes have been fired to celebrate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby princess.

The Honourable Artillery Company completed a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London - an extra 21 for the City of London - while the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery silmultaneously fired 41 volleys in Hyde Park at 2pm.

Just before the King's Troop began the Royal Artillery Band played the Stevie Wonder hit 'Isn't She Lovely'.

The bells of Westminster Abbey also rang out at exactly 2pm to mark the royal birth.

Sturgeon insists SNP will not cause 'chaos' in Parliament

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has rejected claims that her party will cause 'chaos' in Westminster if it refused to back the budget plans put forward by a minority Labour government.

Speaking on the campaign trail, Ms Sturgeon admitted the SNP would block a Labour budget if it included more austerity measures but she said this "would not bring down a minority government" but would force it to rethink.

Row over claims Tories have given up on a majority

A row has broken out between Nick Clegg and David Cameron, just three days before the election. The Tory leader says claims made by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Scriven, that the Prime Minister has privately given up on winning a majority are "desperate". Nick Clegg responded insisting Conservatives, who were campaigning for a majority were peddling a "big, fat fib".

ITV News political correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

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Dallas gunman was a 'target of a terror investigation'

One of the gunmen at attack at an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in a Dallas suburb has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man previously the target of a terror investigation, ABC News said citing a senior FBI official.

Report: Dallas gunman was a 'target of a terror investigation'. Credit: PA

The America network said FBI agents and a bomb squad were searching Simpson's Phoenix home overnight.

Russell Brand backs Labour leader Ed Miliband

Russell Brand has backed backed the Labour leader Ed Miliband just days before the general election.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: "You've got to vote Labour.

"David Cameron might think I’m a joke, but I don’t think there is anything funny about what the Conservative Party have been doing to this country and we have to stop them."

Greens: UK 'must do more for people fleeing violence'

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has said that Britain must do "must do more for people fleeing violence".

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