Aston Villa fan David Cameron says he hopes Tim Sherwood can save the club from the threat of relegation from the Premier League.Read the full story ›
Our reporter Chris Halpin caught up with residents in Beeston in Nottinghamshire today.
With only 80 days to go until the General Election, he asked people what they thought of the parties, and what they'd like to ask the party leaders.
Ed Miliband said British politicians had failed to recognise "the most important economic idea of the 21st century" - that wealth does not always trickle down "from a few at the top".
Ed Miliband has warned that the Tory "long-term economic plan" is working for a "handful" of people at the top, while his rival vision would champion the needs of working families.
The Labour leader said:
Nothing more symbolises the current Government's failing plan than seeing the tax gap - between what should be paid and the revenue received - widening, while the number of apprenticeships available for young people is falling.
He said just one in 10 employers in England offers an apprenticeship and there are "six times fewer high quality apprenticeships than in Germany".
It is time to match the aspirations of our young people with the high quality apprenticeships they deserve. So today I can announce: under the next Labour government, if you get the grades at 18, you will be guaranteed an apprenticeship.
Labour would guarantee apprenticeships to every school leaver in the UK by 2020, providing they get the required grades, Ed Miliband said as he laid out his plans for the economy today.
The multi-million pound Coventry Gateway development which would have created thousands of jobs has been rejected by the government.
Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, turned down plans to develop the 700 acre site around Coventry Airport, that could have created up to 10,000 jobs.
The Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway plans aimed to develop an area of 741 acres to the north, east and south of Coventry airport. Plans for the development included a major new technology and manufacturing and distribution park.
The decision has been criticised by Coventry City Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Employment, Kevin Maton.
The scheme, put forward by Coventry and Warwickshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership had the potential to provide a real boost to the local economy, and I’m amazed the Minister couldn’t support the plans.
It’s particularly disappointing news, given that the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable was in the area just yesterday talking about the vital role the region and Coventry engineering expertise played in the economy nationally.
This scheme would have helped support further development of this expertise while creating thousands of jobs.
Meanwhile Geoffrey Robinson, the MP for Coventry North West, said: “I’m hugely disappointed by this decision.
"This development had the prospect of attracting thousands of jobs into our city, this is a real slap in the face for our City.”
George Osborne said the plans could see 300,000 new jobs by 2020.Read the full story ›
The political 'big guns' head to the Midlands, showing how key the region is to winning power.Read the full story ›
Decision on Leicestershire Fire engines being crewed with a minimum of 4 people now deferred until Fire Authority meet in April @itvcentral
Decision on removal of fire engine crewed by On-Call staff at Oakham to be deferred until April @itvcentral - Leics Fire Authority budget
But the fire authority has agreed to a certain number of cut backs at today's budget meeting.
Removal of one fire engine from Leicester City area approved by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Authority @itvcentral
Legislation on whistleblowers will be fast-tracked in response to a major report into how thousands of NHS staff have been been bullied by colleagues after raising concerns about patient care, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.
The review, lead by Sir Robert Francis QC, found some NHS staff were driven to the brink of suicide after voicing their concerns.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener reports: