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American Joshua George wins men's wheelchair race

US paralympian Joshua George has narrowly beaten Britain's David Weir after a sprint finish in the men's wheelchair London Marathon today.

George won in 1:31:31. Weir was one second back, with Masazumi Soejima coming third in 1:31:33.

Joshua George (bottom) wins the Men's T53/54 Wheelchair ahead of second placed David Weir. Credit: PA Wire

The spectacular costumes of the world record hopefuls

Guinness World Records have collected a few of the best costumes worn by people attempting to break records at today's London Marathon.

Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband in heated clash

Boris Johnson has said Ed Miliband "would do more damage to this country than he did to his brother".

Boris Johnson and Ed Miliband pictured during the heated exchange. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

The Mayor of London accused Mr Miliband of "backstabbing" in an interview with the Sun On Sunday - a reference to the Labour leader's victory over his brother David in the party's leadership contest in September 2010.

In a heated exchange on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Ed Miliband suggested Tory election adviser Lynton Crosby "had put" Boris Johnson up to the comment, telling the Mayor of London: "Come on Boris, you're better than that - don't just do what Lynton says to you."

But Johnson hit back, saying: "I'm not saying your brother presented himself at A&E with a dagger in his back but he [Ed Miliband] would do more damage to this country than he did to his brother".


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Man, 80, burns to death in cemetery car park

An 80-year-old man has been burnt to death in a vehicle in a London cemetery car park.

Police want to speak to anyone who say the silver BMW Credit: Google Street View

The elderly man died on Wednesday at Greenford Cemetery in West London.

Police said a silver BMW drove into the car park just before 2.30pm with the fire starting shortly afterwards.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and the man was pronounced dead at the scene, the Metropolitan Police said.

The 80-year-old's death is not believed to be suspicious, although officers are still investigating the circumstances.

Any witnesses to the incident have been urged to call officers on 020 8358 0013 or via 101 quoting reference: CAD 4637/22April.

Ed Miliband rules out 'confidence and supply' SNP deal

Ed Miliband has ruled out a confidence and supply deal with the SNP after the general election.

Labour leader Ed Miliband speaking to Andrew Marr. Credit: PA Wire

Asked if he would negotiate with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon in the event of a hung parliament, Mr Miliband told the BBC's Andrew Marr: "It's not happening".

The Labour leader added: "I want to be clear about this. No coalition, no tie-ins. I'm not doing deals with the Scottish National Party."

Mr Miliband had already ruled out a formal coalition but had so far declined to comment on a potential looser arrangement with the Scottish nationalists - which had been seized on by the Conservatives.

He accused the SNP and the Conservatives of wanting to "set England and Scotland up against each other", promising his party will represent the whole of the UK.

Boris Johnson dismisses Tory leadership rumours

Boris Johnson has said speculation Conservative candidates and donors want him to take over from David Cameron is "nonsense".

Boris Johnson speaking to Andrew Marr. Credit: BBC/The Andrew Marr Show

The Sunday Times reported today that the party's donors and prospective MPs are increasingly unhappy with Mr Cameron's election campaign and want the Mayor of London to become Tory leader.

"They don't - that is nonsense," Mr Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr.

The mayor insisted a Tory majority was "not so very far from our grasp" on May 7.

Johnson, who is standing in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, has long been touted as a potential successor to Mr Cameron - even by the Prime Minister himself last month.

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