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Retired nurse says more social care help is needed

An 82-year-old nurse from Eastbourne says she's glad that social care has become the main issue this week.

Shirley McCall questioned politicians on Thursday at the ITV Party Leaders' debate.

She relies on carers to help her get dressed and to make her meals. But she says so many people - are not given the help they need.

Sarah Saunders' report includes footage of the ITV Party Leaders' debate, including the leader of Ukip, Paul Nuttall; the co-leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas; and the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron. Along with a speech from the prime minister, Theresa May and leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.

As the general election looms, ITV wants to hear from those who think it's all a big turn-off!

ITV's brand new daytime debate series O'Brien, hosted by James O'Brien, begins on Monday at 12.30 on ITV. We're looking for people to come and talk about voting in the general election.

Are you an older voter who has voted all their life, but has decided not to bother anymore and won't be voting this year? If so we'd like to hear from you.

Contact the team on 0161 9520548 / obrien@itv.com

Osborne fails to rule out UKIP deal

Chancellor George Osborne fails to rule out deal with UKIP's Nigel Farage Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

George Osborne has refused to rule out a deal with Ukip after the general election in the event of a hung parliament.

Nigel Farage has said he would prop up a Tory government if the party agreed to stage a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union in 2015.

The Chancellor claimed Mr Farage was trying to 'muddy the waters' and claimed the UKIP leader was 'not a credible participant' in the general election.

Chancellor George Osborne says vote for UKIP was a vote for a Labour government Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

But pressed to rule out a deal, he replied: 'Even engaging with Nigel Farage on this is giving him credibility where he has no credibility.'

The UKIP leader issued David Cameron with a four-point ultimatum on Britain's position in Europe in an extract of his memoirs published by the Sunday Telegraph.

And he said he would bar EU citizens who do not hold a British passport from voting, even though that would include his German wife, Kirsten, and could lead to a legal challenge.

But the UKIP parliamentary candidate for South Thanet reiterated that his party would not enter a formal coalition with the Tories and he was not interested in a 'ministerial car'.

Mr Farage said: 'I would look to do a deal where we would back key votes for them - such as the budget - but in return for very specific criteria on an EU referendum.'

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Fred and Sangeeta want your 'Election selfies'

As you know, there's a real trend for 'selfies' at the moment.

We've had the group selfie (remember that one at the Oscars?) and then there was the no make-up selfie!

But as we head towards the General Election on 7 May, we thought: wouldn't it be great if you could tell us and the politicians about issues that are important to you? Please send us your "Election selfie' to itvnewsmeridian@itv.com

Overhauling the approach to tackling crime

The way that crime is tackled is about to radically change. In November, police commissioners will be elected for the first time. Their role - will be to hold - chief constables to account and make the police more transparent and more accountable to the communities they serve.

Today the first candidates to be fielded by Labour and the Conservatives in the South East have been revealed.

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