YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Labour lead by two: CON 32%, LAB 34%, LD 8%, UKIP 14%, GRN 6%
City A.M.
Sterling hits new seven-year high against Euro following hints of interest rate hike.
Daily Mail

Editorial: Why don’t the Tories blow their trumpet?

Binge drinking is stretching A&E to breaking point: NHS chief’s warning on cheap booze. 

Polish man caught on the streets of Stoke with a gun avoids prison because he didn’t know it was illegal to carry a firearm.
Just the job! MORE figures show economy steaming ahead as employment rate reaches record 73% and shares and sterling both keep soaring.
The Express
Labour anger at Iain Duncan Smith for suggesting Ed Miliband avoids tax.
War hero, 96, faces being forced out of his home due to care cash scandal.
Council takes the biscuit by enforcing EU policy on food labelling at meetings.
Fury as number of Romanians and Bulgarians in Britain soars after border controls lifted.

Financial Times
Editorial: France forces through economic reforms.
Expensive drugs cost lives, claims report.
Shadow transport secretary pledges Labour will bin rail franchising system.

The Guardian
Editorial: The Guardian view on the Welsh NHS: all in it together.
Editorial: The Guardian view on Debaltseve and the Ukraine ceasefire.
Mass surveillance warning after European terror attacks.
Tory ministers wine and dine 45 donors in private fundraising dinners.

The Independent
Editorial: Greece bailout battle: Germany cannot afford to grant Greece what it wishes.
Private equity bosses using £700m tax ‘loophole’ – and donating to the Tories.
Downing Street accused of being ‘systemically negligent’ with national security secrets after name of ex-SAS officer finds its way into the public domain.
Capita faces second inquiry into £1.5bn Whitehall jobs contract.

The Mirror
David Cameron heaps blame on Russia for arming Ukraine rebels.
Sacking prison staff cost the Government £56MILLION in just one year.
Labour vow to break up the big six energy companies in blow to fatcats.

The Sun
Editorial: IT’S a barrage of good news. DOCTORS need to be tougher on patients for their own good – and for the financial health of the NHS. IF a politician praised Len McCluskey and Tony Benn and savaged Coalition benefit reforms, you’d bet the house on him being from Labour. But you’d lose your house.
Vote Nigel, get Red Len.

The Telegraph
Editorial: It was a mistake to gamble a ceasefire for Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s word of honour.
Editorial: Only competition can lower energy prices.
The Conseratives and Labour are both in trouble, so this is a good election to lose.
Childcare costs up by a third in just five years.

The Times
Stamp out sick-note culture, GPs told.
Bank’s film schemes set up to avoid tax.
Telegraph ‘dropped stories to appease its advertisers’.
Stealth speed cameras will be banned under Labour.

Events
– 0930: Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) releases its gross mortgage lending figures.
– 1430 NELSON: Ed Miliband People’s Question Time.

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