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Politicians give verdict on Corbyn-May TV interviews

Tim Farron has said Theresa May had a “car crash interview” and also attacked Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit stance following the pair’s grillings by voters and Jeremy Paxman.

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PM: Labour-SNP sweetheart deal could lead to ‘government in chaos’

A “sweetheart deal” between Labour and the SNP after the June election could result in a “government in chaos”, Theresa May warned, as Scotland’s First Minister said she would use such an agreement to get as much of her nationalist manifesto implemented as possible.

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‘Waitrose effect’ can help boost home prices by more than £36,000, says survey

The “Waitrose effect” can help add over £36,000 to a property price typically – while living near any national supermarket may boost a home’s value by around £22,000 – research suggests.

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Female zookeeper killed in Cambridgeshire after tiger enters enclosure

A female zookeeper has been killed in a “freak accident” after a tiger entered the enclosure she was in.

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William ‘sad’ his children will never know their grandmother

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken about his sadness that his mother is not around to see his children growing up.

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Corbyn insists he won’t soften UK foreign policy

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he would not “soften” Britain’s foreign policy if he became prime minister, after Conservative claims that he would be soft on terrorism.

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Cheese champion Chris Anderson on a roll with record-equalling 20 wins

A champion cheese-chaser has equalled the all-time record for the most cheeses won in the death-defying Cheese Rolling Race.

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Bins back on the agenda for one voter as PM and husband hit the campaign trail

From a Back To The Future photo opportunity to controversy around food banks, here is a round-up of Monday’s general election coverage.

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Fox hunting vote pledge is ridiculous, says Oddie as hundreds protest in London

Animal welfare campaigner Bill Oddie has said it is “ridiculous” that fox hunting has been put back on the agenda as hundreds of demonstrators marched through London.

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Hundreds attend candlelight vigil for Manchester attack victims

Hundreds of mourners paid emotional tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack, exactly one week after Salman Abedi wrought death and destruction on the city.

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Parents raid children’s piggy banks to tune of nearly £50 a year, says poll

Piggy bank-raiding parents are plundering nearly £50 a year typically from their children’s savings, a survey has found.

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English wine enjoys record number of new producers and vineyards in past year

A record number of new English wine producers and vineyards launched their business in the past year, a study shows.

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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn put on the spot in live TV grilling

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have been forced to defend their records as they faced a live TV grilling from a studio audience and presenter Jeremy Paxman.

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Grayson Perry crafts Brexit and Remain vases that look ‘remarkably similar’

Transvestite potter Grayson Perry has revealed his latest artwork – two vases inspired by the battle over Brexit.

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PM confronted by officer over ‘devastating’ cuts in police numbers

Theresa May has insisted she is providing police with the resources and powers they need, after she was confronted by a serving officer on live TV about “devastating” cuts during her time as home secretary.

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Ukip’s Paul Nuttall ‘would not rule out’ internment for terror suspects

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has suggested he would be prepared to back the detention without trial of suspected terrorists.

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Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes dies aged 83

Former Blue Peter host John Noakes has died aged 83, a family friend has announced.

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Charles receives honorary degree in Transylvania

The Prince of Wales has received an honorary degree for his devotion to Romania at the start of a private visit to the East European country, a Transylvanian university said.

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Jeremy Corbyn rules out deal with SNP in hung parliament

Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he will not do a deal with the SNP to gain power at Westminster.

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Manchester attack mourners and well-wishers flock to unofficial memorial

Many mourners, well-wishers and young people personally affected by the Manchester terror attack have marked the week since the tragedy by flocking to an unofficial memorial to the dead and injured.

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