In graphic: Poll of polls with 12 days to go

With 12 days until the snap General Election, the seven-day rolling average of all published polls shows support for the Conservatives stands at 44%.

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Ukip would hold local referendums on fox hunting: Nuttall

Ukip would put the issue of fox hunting to a referendum if people wanted it, party leader Paul Nuttall has said.

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IRA bombing campaign was completely wrong because it killed civilians – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the IRA’s bombing campaign after coming under severe pressure to single out the terror group for criticism.

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Radio 1’s Big Weekend holds minute’s silence for Manchester bombing victims

Radio 1’s Big Weekend has held a minute’s silence at the event to remember victims of the Manchester bombing.

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Today on the campaign trail: Tim Farron takes the cake on 47th birthday

From birthday cakes to questionable football skills, here’s a round-up of the day’s election coverage.

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Obama offers condolences to Manchester bomb victims in talks with Harry

Former US president Barack Obama has offered his condolences to victims of the Manchester terror attack during a meeting with Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.

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Public would pay more to boost police numbers, says Burnham

Police cuts must be halted in the wake of the Manchester bombing, Andy Burnham has said.

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Shoppers evacuated amid ‘knifeman’ alert at supermarket

A man has been arrested after a major police operation following the evacuation of a supermarket.

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George Osborne: May and Corbyn offering ‘retreat from international liberalism’

Theresa May has joined Jeremy Corbyn in offering a “retreat from international liberalism and globalisation”, which marks a sharp shift in direction from David Cameron’s administration, former chancellor George Osborne has said.

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Man whose dogs died in hot car appears in campaign video to prevent other deaths

A man convicted after his three dogs perished in his hot car has appeared in a tearful video as part of an RSPCA campaign to prevent similar deaths.

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Political football as Labour vows to make sport ‘for the many, not the few’

Jeremy Corbyn will use FA Cup final day to commit to developing a “flexible football ticket” to help fans travel to matches which are moved for television coverage with minimum disruption.

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Poll shows Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as vote approaches

Another General Election poll has shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches.

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Jeremy Corbyn: It has to be police, not Army, protecting Britain’s streets

Jeremy Corbyn has said the Army should not have to be deployed on Britain’s streets to respond to the terror threat because there should be enough police officers to protect people.

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Terror threat level reduced as police unravel attacker’s bomb-making methods

The UK’s terror threat level has been reduced as police unravel the bomb-making methods of the Manchester suicide attacker and close in on suspected co-conspirators.

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British Airways cancels all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow

British Airways has cancelled all flights from Gatwick and Heathrow for the rest of Saturday after a global IT crash.

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Nicola Sturgeon promises to put young people at centre of SNP manifesto

The SNP manifesto will focus on opportunities and support for young people, Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Gordon Brown: Tories and SNP are ‘collaborators’ in rising poverty

Gordon Brown has branded the Tories and the SNP as “collaborators” in rising child poverty, as he warned that only Labour will prevent a fall in living standards.

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Huge security operation under way for Manchester music gig

A huge security operation is under way as the first major event is held in Manchester since the suicide bombing.

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Landlord of Manchester bomber ‘thought he was doing witchcraft’ in rented flat

A flat used by Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was found by its landlord with a stench of chemicals and disabled smoke alarms, a friend said.

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EE and Vodafone voted worst mobile phone providers in customer experience poll

EE and Vodafone have been voted the two worst mobile phone providers in an annual customer satisfaction survey.

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