A legal challenge will be heard this morning at the High Court in London, in the case of a Redcar woman on death row in Indonesia.
Lindsay Sandiford is challenging the British Government's policy of not paying the legal costs of Britons abroad.
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The longest general election campaign in modern history begins with the dissolution of Parliament today.
The constituency of Washington and Sunderland West includes the UK's largest car plant, which was opened by Nissan in 1984.
This seat was formed prior to the 2010 General Election, taking in Sunderland city centre and the Ryhope area to the south.