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A Populus/BBC poll suggests the NHS, the economy and immigration are the issues people think are the most important ones to be covered by the news ahead of the general election.
David Cameron says he is happy with changes to TV election debates but queries why Northern Ireland parties are left out.
David Cameron says there is a "economic, moral and practical" case for lower taxes as the economic recovery continues.
Labour's plan for a mansion tax to help fund the NHS in Wales is defended by the first minister.
The Greek election result shows there are "danger signs" in the global economy, David Cameron has warned.
Matthew Price visits Thurrock and finds it's now a three-way battle
Too many CCTV cameras are ineffective and the public does not have a true understanding of them, the surveillance commissioner warns.
Plans for a new £75m women's prison in the west of Scotland have been scrapped, the Scottish government confirms.
The NHS is being put under too much pressure "rescuing" people from illnesses through smoking, drinking and poor diet, the health minister warns.
The 2015 general election will be unlike any other
A committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on shale gas fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.
People should be able to choose to vote online in the 2020 general election, a commission set up by Commons Speaker John Bercow concludes.
Downing Street says it is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Downing Street is to review security procedures after a hoax caller was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron, Number 10 says.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says it should not be illegal to join terrorist groups because people should not be punished "for what they believe".
Jim Murphy says it would be "wrong" to advocate scrapping Trident as Nicola Sturgeon calls on Labour to rethink its support for nuclear weapons.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says she will take part in any pre-election TV debates, after suggestions that the party's only MP, Caroline Lucas, has said she will also take part.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says the UK government will not be able to stop Scotland from making changes to welfare benefits when they are devolved.
The Conservatives are close to agreeing to new plans for pre-election television debates, the party's chairman Grant Shapps says.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says it is 'perfectly legitimate' for SNP MPs to vote on issues such as health service because of their direct impact on Scotland's budget.