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A general election candidate says he is is sorry if a remark he made about gay marriage was misinterpreted.
The leader of the DUP, Peter Robinson, says his party could work with either the Conservatives or Labour in a hung parliament.
Ed Miliband hits the North East campaign trail and tells would-be home owners he will help them.
The rate of economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, continuing a slowdown that began six months ago.
The Liberal Democrats will not enter into another coalition government unless an emergency "stability budget" is held within 50 days of the 7 May election, Nick Clegg has said.
Labour says leader Ed Miliband was interviewed by Russell Brand - after he was spotted visiting the comedian and political campaigner's home.
Plaid Cymru pledges to end the postcode lottery that it says patients in Wales can face in getting new medicines on the NHS.
Labour Party activists believe they have grounds for optimism in key marginal seats, Laura Kuenssberg writes.
What impact with the general election have on drinking, eating out and other leisure activities?
The Tories will use fines imposed on Deutsche Bank for its involvement in Libor rate-fixing to fund 50,000 apprenticeships, David Cameron will say.
A Labour government will set out the action it intends to take on immigration within 100 days of assuming office, Ed Miliband to say.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson will say that her party will protect pensions with a "triple lock" as campaigning continues ahead of 7 May.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies has come under attack from the SNP over its assessment of its policies, but has the think-tank got it right?
A Welsh charity says it was wrongly included as a signatory to a letter supporting the Conservative Party.
Nicola Sturgeon tells the BBC that Labour leader Ed Miliband has been bullied by the Conservatives to rule out a deal with her SNP party after the general election.
The Northern Ireland Assembly rejects a proposal calling for the introduction of gay marriage, after debating it for a fourth time.
Nick Clegg says education funding guarantees for England will be a "deal breaker" in any coalition negotiations between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives or Labour.
Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood accuses rival parties of "dangerous and divisive rhetoric", undermining the UK, in a "desperate" attempt to win votes
The resignation of the health minister is just the latest twist in the online debate on gay rights which is dominating the general election discussion in Northern Ireland.